Library News HighlightsSeptember 21, 2011
More than a dozen events were scheduled at DCPL for the week surrounding the dedication of the Martin Luther King NationalMemorial. Luckily, several programs took place in the Great Hallof the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library before HurricaneIrene arrived.
assembled a “Remembering King” photo exhibit and a King-in-Magazines display. The Art and DramaTherapy Institute Inspirational Choir and Moroccan Ensemble performed. There was an
Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church
book signing and discussion, a performance by God’s Miracle GospelQuintet, and a screening of
A.D King: Brother to the Dreamer
, whichwas followed by a discussion with A.D. King’s widow, Naomi King.The Kingmaker Foundation hosted a reception that featured ReverendC.T. Vivian as a keynote speaker. Pamphlets were made available for interested visitors to use on a self-guided tour of Don Miller’s GreatHall mural. More than 400 people attended library programs in honor of Dr. King over a 4-day period. I was able to be part of the DistrictDay at the MLK National Memorial. Mayor Gray was also there just before the earthquake occurred!
The summer teen reading program included a contestfor participants. Teens who read at least four books
during the course of the program indicated the eld of
work they were interested in, and were then enteredinto a drawing. Winners were matched with an adult
who works in that eld, for a rst-hand glimpse of the
schooling and training the job requires and the kindof tasks it entails. Winners could bring a friend along,and many did. Choices were as varied as the criminal
justice eld to retail marketing and entrepreneurship
to owning and running a restaurant. One choice, aninterest in “improving the lives of others, whether
in the education eld or health and sciences,” won
Adriahna Foster and her friend Raeyona Redhead, juniors at McKinley Technology High School, lunchwith Secretary of Education Arne Duncan! Thanksto the Friends for enthusiastically supporting this program, and to Rebecca Renard and Martha Saccociofor helping to make it happen.
Document #8Board of Library Trustees MeetingSeptember 21, 2011