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Dayton Metro Library Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 1963 and delivered what would become one of the most famous speeches of all time. The Northwest Branch of the Dayton Metro Library will show historic footage of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech on Tuesday, January 9, at noon and on Thursday, January 11, at 2:00 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room, 2410 Philadelphia Drive in Dayton.

The “I Have A Dream” speech was a defining moment in the civil rights movement, delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Congressman John Lewis, who also spoke that day, has said that with this speech, Dr. King “educated, he inspired, he informed not just the people there, but people throughout America and unborn generations."

Throughout this month, teens, tweens and all ages can learn fascinating facts with an MLK display at the Madden Hills Branch Library, 2542 Germantown Street, and test their knowledge with a quiz. All participants receive a treat.

Children are invited to the Westwood Branch Library, 3207 Hoover Avenue, on Saturday, January 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m. to learn facts about Martin Luther King, Jr. and work together on a puzzle that celebrates both Dr. King and National Puzzle Day.

For more information about any Dayton Metro Library activity, visit or call 937.463.2666.


Main Branch

215 E. Third St.
Dayton OH 45402


M, T, Th: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
W, F: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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