MLK Events

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Celebrate the life of civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at one of these honorary events in Atlanta. Dr. King’s birth city is full of family activities and service opportunities for Atlantans of all ages.

MLK Jr. Drop-In Craft. Buckhead Library Branch. Elementary school-aged children can drop-in with their parents to make a MLK Jr. craft. Ages 4-12. Jan. 12. Noon-4 p.m. 269 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-814-3500. Free.

King Youth Expo & Showcase. MLK Jr. Gymnasium. This event for youth features middle school, high school and college students in the Atlanta area. Enjoy song, dance, poetry, music and drama performances along with activity stations and exhibits. Jan. 12. Noon-4 p.m. 449 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-526-8900. Free.

MLK Jr. Preschool Storytime. Buckhead Branch Library. Preschoolers will enjoy a story about MLK Jr. Ages 3-5. Jan 15. 11:45 a.m. 269 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-814-3500. Free.

Walk Together Children’s Stories to honor Dr. King. Perry Homes Branch. Stories and activities will focus on the great man and the civil rights era. Ages 2-6. Jan. 15-23. 10-11 a.m. 2011 Bolton Rd., Atlanta. 404-792-4994. Free.

Buckhead Teens Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. Buckhead Library Branch. Teens are invited to watch the documentary “Martin Luther King Jr.: The Man and the Dream.” Ages 12-18. Jan. 19. 11:30 a.m. 269 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-814-3500. Free.

Commemorative Service. Horizon Sanctuary, Ebenezer Baptist Church. This annual commemorative service hallmarks the King Holiday and features tributes to the life and achievements of King from national and international leaders. Jan. 21. 8 a.m. 407 Auburn Ave., Atlanta. 404-526-8900. Free.

Day of Service. Throughout Atlanta. Join Hands-On Atlanta’s efforts to serve the local community at various schools, streets, and other monuments named after civil rights leaders. Over 3,000 volunteers will continue King’s ideas of strength and service. Jan. 21. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit for a complete list of agencies and opportunities.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Celebration. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to peace, children will celebrate cultural unity by making a hand print wreath filled with many diverse colors. Jan. 21. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atlanta. 404-659-5437. $12.75; 1 and younger, free.

I Have a Dream. Vinings Library. Come for a special story time to learn about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 22. 4 p.m. 4290 Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 770-801-5308. Free.

Dr. King Program. South Cobb Library. Celebrate with books, songs and music about Dr. King. Ages 5 and older. Jan. 23. 3:30 p.m. 805 Clay Rd., Marietta. 678-398-5834. Free.