Library to host special events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

As a part of Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration week, Kelvin Smith Library will sponsor the following events:

Continuing the Legacy and Dream of Martin Luther King Jr.
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, a two-person tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahalia Jackson. A WORD, A SONG will be performed by husband and wife team Prester and Bertha Lee Pickett of Pickett Line Productions. The performance will take place in the Dampeer Room from 12:30 to 2 p.m. A light lunch will be served.

How to Turn a Setback into a Stepping Stone
Join a brown bag book discussion of Lani Guinier’s memoir, Lift Every Voice: Turning a Civil Rights Setback into a New Vision of Social Justice, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Dampeer Room.

Free copies of the book can be obtained from Kelvin Smith Library for the first 20 readers who commit to reading the book and attending the discussion. For a copy of the book, contact Karen Thornton at or 216.368.6511. Beverages and dessert will be served.

Come Walk in My Shoes
On Thursday, Jan. 24, a film about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will run continuously from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the café on Kelvin Smith Library’s first floor.

For more information about these programs, contact Gail Reese at 216.368.5291 or