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Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in the Tri-State

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The following are some of the events happening in the Tri-State for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

2014 Civil Rights Commemorative March, 10:30 a.m. Monday, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Downtown.

Participants gather on Rosa Parks Way, near the door of the Harriet Tubman Theater. A brief service by local religious leaders begins the march. Marchers walk up Vine Street to Fountain Square for a short program, then to Music Hall. A brief Fountain Square program begins at 11 a.m.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Celebration, noon Monday, Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine

The program includes music by the Martin Luther King Chorale with student choirs from schools around the region. This year's speaker is Tonya Matthews, president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center and formerly with the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Main Library, Children's Learning Center, 800 Vine St., Downtown, 513-369-6922

Celebrate the life of  King at 1 p.m. in the Children's Learning Center at the Main Library. Children's Theatre of Cincinnati actor Deondra Kamau Means will perform "Martin's Dream," a one-man show that explores the real person behind the historic figure. Afterward, families are invited to make a special inspirational craft.

Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, 513-369-6051

Celebrate King's life at 1:30 p.m. during the MLK Day story time. You'll hear stories, sing songs, make a craft and discuss the civil rights movement and King's life. For children ages 6-12 and their families.

Cheviot Branch Library, 3711 Robb Ave., 513-369-6015

Reflect on the message of King by listening to the book "Martin's Big Words" by Doreen Rappaport being read at 2 p.m. during story time and decorate a word cloud for the library's bulletin board display at the branch.

North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave., Colerain Township, 513-369-6068

Listen to stories about  King and his dreams for the future at 2 p.m. during the "Dreaming with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." program. Then participate in a balloon launch of your own dreams.


Groesbeck Branch Library, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, 513-369-4454

Join the library at 2 p.m. for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration with a screening of the movie "Our Friend Martin" and snacks.


Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 East Enyart Road, 513-369-6001

Learn more about civil rights at 3 p.m. during a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Sing "Happy Birthday" to King and then enjoy some crafts and cake.


Bond Hill Branch Library, 1740 Langdon Farm Road (inside CAA building), 513-369-4445 Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 4 p.m. with a special craft.


Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., 513-369-6029

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at 4 p.m. with games, stories, crafts, and snacks.

Mercy Health-West Hospital auditorium, Green Township, noon-1 p.m.

"Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Moving Forward in Unity," a special event open to employees and the community. Executive coach, consultant and facilitator Andrá "Khafre" Ward will mark the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" 1963 speech that the nation remembered last year.

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