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  1. Blind Date with a Book

    February 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019 @ Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library

    All month long go on a “blind date” with one of our specially marked books. Complete the slip inside the book and return it to be entered to win a date night prize pack for two! You may go on as many dates as you like. All slips must be returned inside the library by 6pm on February 28. Winner will be announced via Facebook Live video on March 1 at noon! (This program is for patrons 18 and older.)

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  2. Tuesdays at Two: Dr. Robert Schaefer

    February 12, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cooper Library Meeting Room

    Dr. Robert Schaefer: “Extremists for the Cause of Justice: Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail” In the spring of 1963, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference joined forces with the Alabama Christian Movement for Civil Rights to protest segregation in Birmingham. The city government requested a court injunction forbidding the groups from marching. Martin Luther King declared, “We cannot in all good conscience obey such an injunction which is an unjust, undemocratic and unconstitutional misuse of the legal process.” After his arrest, eight fellow clergymen publicly criticized King’s actions as being “unwise and untimely.” King’s letter to them—and to the world—clarifies his belief in the necessity of the nonviolent yet “illegal” campaign. King addresses many issues in his thoughtful letter, including the accusation that he is an outside agitator.

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