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Faulkner County Library hosts annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Posted: January 17, 2014 - 6:51pm

The 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration will take place Monday, Jan. 20, at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St. The public is welcome.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Faulkner County Libraries and the Piece of the Dream Martin Luther King Jr. Group. Group sponsors are Jeff and Jaqueline Moncrease and Quinn Beacham.

The celebration consists of a Unity March from City Hall in Downtown Conway to the library. Shuttles from the library to downtown will begin at 9 a.m. The march to the library begins at 10.

Library activities begin at 11. There will be a special performance by Tommy Terrific for young children, and the celebration will end with a complementary lunch for the participants.

The library is open only for these special activities, and is not open for regular business on Monday. The library will re-open at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The annual Unity March is symbolic of the unified march to an educated future, and is held each year on Fr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in honor of the civil rights marches of the 1960’s.

For more information, call the library at 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.

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