BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21, with two public events. In the morning, the Bowdoin College Library will present their annual “A Children’s Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.” from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall. Children’s book authors Margy Burns Knight, Anne Sibley O’Brien and Rohan Henry, along with songwriter Josephine Cameron, will present a program of illustrated storytelling, music and crafts in remembrance of Dr. King. The celebration is geared toward children ages 5 and up. Refreshments will be served.
“Student Performances Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day” will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Bowdoin Chapel. This event will feature performances by Bowdoin student groups Slam Poets, The Longfellows and the Bowdoin Community Gospel Choir. Students will perform selected readings, songs and spoken word around themes central to Dr. King’s legacy — the creation of the Beloved Community through collective nonviolent struggle to combat poverty.
Both events are open to the public free of charge. For more information about the “Children’s Celebration,” call 207-725-3155. For more information about the “Student Performances,” call 207-725-3375.