Martin Luther King Library is one of six locations that has laptop computers for public use in the library and a computer trainer (bilingual - Spanish) assigned to provide customer assistance, thanks to the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Award 55-42B10549.
Martin Luther King Library, located at 310 W. Locust St., opened in
1971 as the Locust Library. In 1973 the library was re-dedicated in
honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Martin Luther King Library features:
…Twenty-one computers with internet access and Microsoft
Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
…an African-American Collection which includes both current
and historical works of fiction and non-fiction reflecting African-American
life and culture.
…Entertainment DVD movies for all ages as well as books on
CD and non-fiction DVDs.
… free computer classes for adults including computer basics,
internet use, word processing and more.
… a sizable collection of permanent art, some pertaining
to Dr. King, and a unique accordion book by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
which contains Dr. King’s most noted quotations and adinkra
symbols associated with the Ashanti people.
…a large meeting room space open to the public for community
meetings and neighborhood programming.
... Originally introduced in 1989 as “Black Role Models in Milwaukee,” the Milwaukee Leaders collection honors those chosen by members of the community as exemplifying strong role models for their own generation and for those that follow.
You may recognize the Leader’s names:
Dr. Olu Akinshemoyin, Jacqueline C. Allen, Clayborn Benson, Lorraine P. Carter, Agnes Cobbs, Deborah Emma Jean Evans, Betty Glosson, Robert Harris Jr., Ruby Hodge, Rev. Lovell Johnson Sr., Walter L. Johnson, Rev. Charles Lampley, Joyce Parkman Mallory, June Martin-Perry, James Mosley, Joan Prince, Frances Brock Starms.
Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, this unique photo series has returned to the Martin Luther King Library computer lab after two years.