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Date archive for: January 2015

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted in In and Around the Library

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Who can express it better than those who have been in the forefront of the quest for peace, justice and equality? In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it is only fitting to celebrate with a quote by King’s wife, Coretta Scott King. The following quote, an excerpt from a letter written by Mrs. King, is posted on The King Center website, and has a powerful message for all of us.

 

The Meaning of the King Holiday by Coretta Scott King 

“On this day we commemorate Dr. King’s great dream of a vibrant, multiracial nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation; a nation that has a place at the table for children of every race and room at the inn for every needy child. We are called on this holiday, not merely to honor, but to celebrate the values of equality, tolerance and interracial sister and brotherhood he so compellingly expressed in his great dream for America. It is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing. No other day of the year brings so many peoples from different cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of brother and sisterhood. Whether you are African-American, Hispanic or Native American, whether you are Caucasian or Asian-American, you are part of the great dream Martin Luther King, Jr. had for America. This is not a black holiday; it is a peoples’ holiday. And it is the young people of all races and religions who hold the keys to the fulfillment of his dream…”

– Coretta Scott King

You can find the books pictured above along with many related print and electronic resources in Gordon Library:

 

Food for Fines continues!

Posted in In and Around the Library

At the end of B term, over 100 pounds of food (donated in lieu of library overdue fines) was delivered to a local food bank! The library will continue to take donations until the end of D term. Help us make a difference in someone’s life!

Donation of one non-perishable food item = up to $5.00 in fines forgiven!

Just a few simple guidelines:
• No glass containers
• No open packages
• No repackaged food
• No expired food
• Only fines for current overdue items apply. This does not apply to replacement fees for lost items or damaged materials (or future fines:))

If you have any questions, please contact accessservices@wpi.edu or call X5410 or stop by the Library Information Desk. We are happy to talk to you! Let’s fill as many boxes of food as possible! Feel free to donate even if you don’t have fines!