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January 10, 2017 Nicole

This year, in an effort to give greater significance to the contributions of Dr. King and honor his legacy, the Library will operate on our regular hours on Monday, January 16, but offer many programs based on the holiday. 

On Monday, January 16, storytimes will be back on their regular schedules and they’ll have a special twist to incorporate juvenile books and activities about civil rights and freedom.

Rosalind Royall is a local poet and engaging storyteller, and she’ll be making two appearances at DCDL throughout the day. Her program, titled “Freedom,” is geared toward children of all ages. She’ll be at the Orange Branch Library at 1 p.m. and then head to the Powell Branch Library at 6:30 p.m.

Anansi the spider is a trickster hero from West African folklore. Performer Rory Rennick combines music and unusual magic tricks with a dramatic reading of “Anansi and the Magic Stick.” Stop by the Delaware Main Library at 3 p.m. for an entertaining program exploring the importance of folklore in African-American history. Additional follow-up activities will also be provided.

In this month’s new book list, and also throughout the DCDL catalog, you’ll find many books that tell of Dr. King’s impact on the civil rights movement and on America as a whole. As always, you can talk to any of our librarians or email askus@delawarelibrary.org for more recommendations.

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