Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program

  • Overview

    Join the Forest Avenue Library and the Des Moines community as we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and remember the principles and beliefs for which he fought. Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Director Joshua V. Barr will be the keynote speaker. Barr has served in that role with the city for more than three years and has become a well-known advocate for equality and inclusiveness in Des Moines.

    We will also recognize students that contributed their creative writing and artwork to our displays discussing the legacy of Dr. King, and students will be able to take part in a hands-on art experience with local artist Jill Wells. Doors open at 3:30 PM, and there will be refreshments following the program.

    NOTE: All library branches will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Forest Avenue Library will be open only for the program, beginning at 3:30 PM.