Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Writers Live With Bryan Collier in Birmingham This Week

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Birmingham will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with some local events this week.
Birmingham will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with some local events this week.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. would have celebrated his 85th birthday Monday had he lived to 2014. To honor the civil rights leader and iconic American, the Birmingham Public Schools and several other local schools will closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as will several municipal buildings and offices. See a list of what will remain open, and where you can pay tribute to King with other members of the community at some local events.

Writers Live Bryan Collier

Award-winning illustrator and author Bryan Collier will be the guest of the Baldwin Public Library at two events this Tuesday, Jan. 21. Call Youth Services at 248-554-4670 for more information.

Author Visits Beverly Elementary

The Baldwin Public Library isn't the only place accomplished writers will visit in Birmingham this week. 

Beverly Elementary School alumnus and children’s author Matt Damman, along with his book illustrator Patty Eisenbraun, will visit Beverly to read their book, 'The Small Sports Take the Field' on Wed. Jan. 22. In addition to how they developed the story and wrote the book, the duo will also talk about teamwork and sportsmanship.

Get the Professional Edge

Learn about the power of goals and setting strategies for success at a Professional Edge workshop hosted by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce at 9 a.m. Jan. 23. Speaker Matt De La Cruz of The Winning Minds Group will share tips on: building a better you and work/life balance; overcoming the five most common objections; and three rules for building a value proposition at the Birmingham Public Schools Administration Building,
31301 Evergreen Rd., Beverly Hills, next to Groves High School. Registration is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Awareness & Self Defense Workshop

Join Carole Morrone for a lesson on personal safety and how to become aware of how to use your body in order to stay safe in dangerous situations at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Baldwin Public Library. Morrone is a 6th Degree Black Belt and instructor in Japanese Shotokan Karate.

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