Hey You!! There’s an MLK Essay contest at Forest Ave Library!


Martin Luther King Day Celebration Essay Contest

Forest Avenue Library

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, once again the Forest Avenue Library offers you the opportunity to write an essay and win a prize!  Three outstanding essayists will win prizes and be recognized during our Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

Choose one of the following topics for your essay:
In his lifetime, Dr. King spoke of the need for people to overcome their differences, speak up for one another and make the places we live better for everyone. Is that message one we still believe in?
What does building community mean to you?

Martin Luther King said that he dreamed of a day when his children (and all people) would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. In your opinion, what is character?

Martin Luther King, Jr., is known for his speech, “I Have a Dream.”
If you were to give such a speech, what would your dream for the nation be? What is your vision for the future?

Rules and Tips

Maximum of 500 words.

Essay must be written legibly (or typed) and properly punctuated.

Turn in your essay and this entry form at the Forest Avenue Library by Wed., Dec. 14, 2011.

Use the Forest Avenue Library as your reference center.  Our staff is eager to serve you.

Forest Avenue Library ▪ 1326 Forest Avenue ▪ Des Moines, IA 50314 ▪ 283-4152

The entry form was sent to all the Des Moines Schools in October (we

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