First, the San Francisco Chronicle's posted list of recommended U.S. charities doing tsunami relief work. If you want to give directly, not via the Internet, you will find some local organizations such as the International Buddhist Center of Wheaton on the Gazette's list.
"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
The library will be closed Monday, January 17, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. His actual birthday was January 15, 1929. Please read the short biography at the Nobel e-museum.
And here are some additional resources:
Coretta Scott King on The Meaning of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Poynter Institute collection of links for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
City College links to best Black Studies sites.
We also have many, many books about Dr. King. Come visit.
Note: We were closed many days or parts of days in December. In addition to the usual holiday closings, there were many days when we had no electricity or no water. So far in January we have had no unexpected problems.Posted by library at January 16, 2005 12:35 PM