In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Odum Library will close at midnight Sunday, January 14, 2018. The library reopens Tuesday, January 16, 2018,at 8:00 am.
More than just a “day off,” Martin Luther King, Jr., Day can be a time of service and commemoration. Visit the NationalService.gov site to discover ways to contribute back to the community by volunteering.
On the Valdosta State University campus, VSU will host a commemorative service, “A Celebration of Diversity,” at noon on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, on the front steps of the Student Union. This service includes a performance by VSU’s XChange Ministries student group and speeches by Student Government Association President Maya Mapp and by Dr. Calvin Walker, director of the VSU African-American Studies Program.
A reception will follow the Celebration of Diversity service.
If you’re in the Atlanta area, you might wish to visit the National Park Service’s Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, which features his birthplace and childhood home.