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For immediate release Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
CONTACT:    Roy L. Williams                                
                        Director of Public Relations             
                        Birmingham Public Library                          
                        Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        

BPL honors Dr. King with MLK community mosaic project Jan. 2-18, 2019

MLK COLORING MOSAIC – The Birmingham Public Library is honoring the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting a community mosaic project.

Between Jan. 2 and Jan. 18, 2019, patrons are invited to participate by visiting all 19 BPL locations across the city of Birmingham 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, Jan. 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, Jan. 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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