Keeping a dream alive through knowledge

The Charles Town Library’s building is closed to the public on Monday, Jan. 16, the day the government has designated as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

There is however, an enormous number of items, both on our shelves and contained within the online resources of hoopla, our free digital collection, that shares the wide variety of historical details and personal views of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leaders of March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom marching w. signs (R-L) Rabbi Joachim Prinz, unident., Eugene Carson Blake, Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick, Matthew Ahmann & John Lewis. (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

Including printed books, audiobooks, ebooks, childrens books and more, the Charles Town Library offers 1,737 items that help to tell the story of the slain civil rights activist.

Dr. King was an American Baptist minister and activist, one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

For those who are just learning about Dr. King or for those who would like to expand their knowledge, there are many items available for people of all ages. History, both inspiring and tragic, live in these items and the lessons to be learned are as varied as the books themselves.

We will be open Saturday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but will be closed on Monday, although audiobooks, ebooks and films will be available online, 24 hours a day, using hoopla and your Charles Town Library card.

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