MLK Day 2019 is approaching, and HPU has planned an exciting weekend full of events and service opportunities to celebrate. According to HPU’s web page for service learning, “In the last four years, with the help of over 1000 volunteers, we served on 70 projects at over 20 different locations throughout High Point”–and this year will be no different. Kicking off with Saturday’s 18th Annual MLK Jr. Parade, the celebration will include a book discussion of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (see our review here), a banquet, breakfast and oratorical competition, multiple worship services, workshops (“teach-ins”) which center on topics of importance to Dr. King, movie screenings of Selma at Wanek, and, of course, a day ON (not off!) of service to the High Point community.
HPU Libraries holds a rich array of resources–for adults and children–on the life, philosophy and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., many of which are on display throughout the weekend. As you celebrate, serve, and reflect, don’t forget to stop by Smith Library (or, for your children, the School of Education Resource Center) with your passport and find something to check out!
As always, don’t hesitate to contact a librarian if you need further recommendations.