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Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Day!

The Library is closed today in celebration of Martin Luther King Day (we will also be closed to the public tomorrow while we switch over to a new Integrated Library System.

To celebrate MLK Day, I thought I'd share some of the memorable words of Dr. King. These are taken from a book in our collection, Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership: Inspiration & Wisdom for Challenging Times, by Donald T. Phillips [B KIN]:

When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind.

There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because his conscience tells him it is right.

Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.

The essence of man is found in freedom.

Whenever men and women straighten their backs up, they are going somewhere, because a man can't ride your back unless it's bent.

A leader has to be concerned with semantics.

Have a great day and come visit us at the Library on Wednesday when we'll be up and running as part of the GMILCS consortium with access to more than a million items!

Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

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