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Honoring Dr. King with an All-ages Day of Service

Take the “day on, not off” with us as we follow Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s steps in serving our community with a day of activities for everyone.

Beginning at 10:30 AM on Mon, JAN 15 in the Auditorium, join us in honoring America’s seminal figure of the civil rights movement with a day of service and dialogue.

Together with our partners from AmeriCorps, the NAACP, the Women of Color Muralists, and students from Lawrence and Free State high schools, we aim to commemorate King’s legacy on this day and throughout the year by involving the community in critical conversations.


10:30 AM | Diversity Storytime with LPL Board of Trustees trustee, Ursula Minor
11 AM | Community Art Project with W.O.C. Muralists
12 PM | Free lunch from Hy-Vee
1 PM | Get your free copy of 2018’s Read Across Lawrence selection, Wonder — while supplies last!
2 PM | Speak Up! for Teens
4 PM | Film screening of The 13th followed by moderated discussion


  1. David W. Hardy says:

    Monday, January 15

    My partner Brad has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and has trouble walking. I have a neurological condition and walk with a cane. I have always had a library card with you. We love being a part of the ‘read across Lawrence’ groups. We had planned to come to today’s MLK events at the library for all of the activities. Given the weather that will not be possible. Is it possible that if (we want the younger readers to get copies first) there is a remain copy of the book, that it might be held for us? We promise to share with our neighbors here in the Sunset Hills neighborhood if we can get a copy. We appreciate any assistance you can give us. The above e-mail is one we check frequently.

    Thank you.

    • Heather Kearns says:

      Hi, David! I’m happy to hold a copy for you. Please email me directly at so we can make arrangements about getting “Wonder” into your hands! :) —Heather, LPL marketing