January 2010 Exhibits – Martin Luther King Jr. and Books to Movies

January not only heralds the beginning of a new year, but also marks the presence of two new WCC Library book exhibits. 

The first exhibit, in the library’s newspaper area, commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is celebrated this year on Monday, January 17th, a national holiday on which schools and businesses will be closed.  This exhibit features biographies about Dr. King as well as some of his most famous speeches (including the “I Have a Dream” speech).  Since most schools are closed on the 17th, students and others will gather together on that day to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.  For more information, visit the Day of Service’s website for help with setting up an event, or finding out about an event in your area.

Since the weather is still so cold, January is also a great month for staying inside to read books or watch movies.  Some of the many books that have been made into movies are now showcased on the WCC Library bulletin board book display, also featuring movie posters for the corresponding movies.  To find out more about other books that have been turned into movies, visit the Mid-Continent Public Library’s website, which lists more than 1,250 books and stories that have been made into movies.

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