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January 20-21, 2019

 The Stillwater Public Library is partnering with Stillwater Community United, City of Stillwater, the OSU Division of Institutional Diversity, and many other local churches and community groups to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Events, described below, begin on Sunday, January 20, 2019 and go through Monday, January 21, 2019. All events are free and open to the public.


Compose a song that reflects the values, life, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for a chance to win $100 and perform your work at the annual MLK Day Commemoration on Monday evening, January 21, 2019. Complete this form and submit it along with your song by January 10, 2019 to enter the competition. Entries can be submitted via email to or a cd (along with the above form and a lyric sheet) can be delivered to the Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck to the attention of Paula Long. (Note: the library closes at 9:00 pm on January 10 so entries taken to the library must arrive before that time.)

Questions can be sent to


FILM VIEWING: Black Panter

Sunday, Jan. 20
2 p.m.
Stillwater Public Library Auditorium

Watch Marvel's 2018 blockbuster hit, Black Panter (rated PG13) and enjoy a discussion of the themes of the movies led by a panel of guest from Oklahoma State University. Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided.


Monday, Jan. 21 
6:30 p.m.
Starts at Stillwater Public Library northwest parking lot

Meet at the Stillwater Public Library to join a march with fellow community members to the MLK Day program. Dress in warm layers--it can be cold on the streets at night in January!

Monday, Jan. 21 
7 p.m.
Stillwater Community Center

Gather with community members to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There will be inspiring speakers and music provided by a community choir. At the close of the program there will be a complimentary reception with cake, punch, and cookies.