Looking for a way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr?

The University of Michigan is holding it's annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium. There are many events going on through out the months of January and February. Most of the events are free and open to the public. For more information please click here or call: 734-936-1055.

The library also holds many great books about Martin Luther King, Jr. and impact he made on our country. Check out About Martin Luther King Day or one of the many other great books the library has to offer.

What is this Christmas thing anyway?

Are you concerned about what Christmas has become. Charlie Brown sure was. If you want to learn about the true meaning of Christmas, sit back and relax with your family as you watch A Charlie Brown Christmas.

And the best Christmas Carol is...

'Tis the season for the inevitable take on the perennial Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. We have at least eight video versions--from a 10-minute silent film in a collection of rare holiday shorts to the vastly underrated Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. The rest are listed below. (Our apologies to fans of the 1999 film starring Patrick Stewart and the excellent 1938 version starring Leo G. Carroll; both are on order but, alas, won't be here by Christmas.) My favorite is still the 1951 version. What's yours?

A Christmas Carol (1951), starring Alastair Sim
A Christmas Carol (1984), starring George C. Scott
A Christmas Carol (2004), starring Kelsey Grammer
A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), with Michael Caine as the voice of Scrooge
Scrooge (1970), starring Albert Finney
Scrooged (1999), starring Bill Murray

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