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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Welcome

A guide to resources about Martin Luther King, Jr.

About Martin Luther King Jr. Day

"Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. King's birthday is January 15" (Wikipedia).

In honor of MLK Jr. Day, the libraries will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021. The library faculty and staff will be back on Tuesday, January 19 at 8am.


Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Martin Luther King, Jr. on NBC's Meet the Press (1965) | Archives | NBC News

"On March 28, 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. appeared on NBC's Meet The Press to discuss his historic five-day march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama...One week after leading, King said that the demonstration was necessary not just to help push the Voting Rights Bill through, but to draw attention to the humiliating conditions in Alabama such as police brutality and racially-motivated murder" (NBC News, 25:19).

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Library Print Books & eBooks

You can place print books on hold and pick them up during library lobby hours in Merced or by appointment in Los Baños! Books can also travel between campuses for you to borrow.