Celebrate the life of MLK at Brooks Library

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BRATTLEBORO — Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro, honors the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the third annual Speak-Out event Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3:30 p.m.

Embark on an engaging, dramatic journey as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. transforms from his early uncertainties about Civil Rights into the iconic figure he became through a dramatic presentation by actor David Mills. The program highlights Dr. King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," "I Have a Dream," "Promised Land," "If I had Sneezed," and "Early Days."

David Mills' stirring presentation takes a look at the public figure and the private man. Mills appeared at Brooks Memorial Library to great acclaim last year with his powerful interpretation of the writings of Langston Hughes as part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesday series.

After the performance, community members of all ages are invited to share poems, speeches, quotations, thoughts and songs in the spirit of Dr. King's work. The program will conclude with a communal supper of soup and bread.

Free and open to the public through the support of the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library and the Brattleboro Retreat. This venue is accessible to people with disabilities.

For more information call (802) 254-5290 or visit www.brookslibraryvt.org.

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