Celebrate Martin Luther King Day With These Milwaukee Events

Martin Luther King Day will be observed this Monday, January 18th. Here are a few ways you and your kids can observe the holiday together.

1. Virtual Martin LutherKing Jr. Day with Milwaukee Public Library

Stop by your Milwaukee Public Library for a King Day Kit which includes a coloring sheet, booklist, and other surprises.

Details for the day’s events can be found at mpl.org/MLKDay. There will be guest speakers Daphne-Barbee-Wooten and Terrance Roberts and artist Charly Palmer.

2. Kids Impact Community On-The-Spot Service Project

Kids Impact Community is excited to offer a virtual all-ages celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day through an engaging story time with music and movement, an on-the-spot service project and community art activity.

This event will be recorded. If you are unable to make it live, we will send out the recording to all registrants following the event.

Registration: Click here to register

Cost: Dry goods donation to Food is Free MKE.

Materials: Pick up an Art Kit January 4-22. Details provided following registration.

3. First Stage Virtual Storytelling of “The Snowy Day”

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, First Stage will be offering a free Virtual Storytelling event to the Milwaukee community on Monday, January 18. This interactive storytelling of the book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats will be led by Kim Hardtke, First Stage Education Manager and Samantha Montgomery, Next Steps director and lead teacher at First Stage. Families will have the opportunity to experience a fun, inspirational activity together on the MLK school holiday.

The livestream storytelling event will be available on First Stage’s YouTube channel from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 18. It will also be available for families and classrooms to view on First Stage’s YouTube channel following the livestream. This interactive storytelling will take families on Peter’s journey through his neighborhood as he discovers the magic, wonder and joy that freshly fallen snow brings. The Virtual Storytelling event is best suited for young people ages 3 –7 and their families.

Location: Online at www.youtube.com/firststage

Website: www.FirstStage.org

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