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Forest Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

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Join us for our annual celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Ian Roberts, Superintendent of the Des Moines Public School district. He has over twenty years of experience in education, and you can read more about his experience via DMPS.

Live ASL interpretation will be onsite for the speakers, funded by the Forest Avenue Library Brick Fund.

The After School Arts Program (ASAP) will be leading a collaborative art project that children can participate in to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. 

After introductions by the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library, Dr. Roberts will speak, followed by a Q-and-A session. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Forest Avenue Library Brick Fund.