Friday, December 21, 2018

BPL Invites Public to Participate in MLK Community Mosaic Project

This is a rendering of what the completed MLK
mosaic will look like

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is honoring the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) by hosting an MLK community mosaic project during the month of January.

Between January 2 and January 18, 2019, patrons are invited to participate by visiting all 19 BPL locations across the city and coloring a section that will be put together to create a large image of Dr. King to remember his leadership in the fight for civil rights in Birmingham. BPL is planning a community mural that once completed will be displayed in each location.

Patrons will be crafting each mural beginning Wednesday, January 2. The activity includes coloring individual pages that will be put together to make a completed image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All ages are encouraged to participate in this project and supplies will be provided.

The goal is to complete each MLK mural prior to MLK Day, which will be observed on Monday, January 21, 2019.

"If you are wanting material about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for a class project or for personal research, our libraries have material for all ages about his life and his many accomplishments,” said Heather McWilliams, branch manager at Smithfield Library. “We also have online resources available through Overdrive, Hoopla, and Kanopy. Please call your local library for more information.”

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