Are you interested in playing Chess?We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours at MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome.
Bad news: School starts in little more than a month. Good news: That means there’s still plenty of time for summer reading. And if think you’re going to have it difficult with your classes come the fall, you have nothing on Will.
Bayard Rustin played a seminal role in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 1947, he helped plan the Freedom Rides, a tour of cities in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky designed to challenge racial segregration. Among a number of challenges in the early 1960s, he withstood violent attacks and jail time for his acts of civil disobedience.
During the Dig into Poetry and Jazz program held June 25 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library’s children’s room, a number of young aspiring poets were discovered. After listening to various types of jazz music and learning about some of the great jazz musicians such as Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, and Ella Fitzgerald, the children experienced poetry through recitation and playing a poetry word game.