Local government offices are closed, and the Farmington Community Library is open.
Because today is a federal holiday commemorating the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., local government offices and some businesses will be closed. Here's what you should know: Looking for family activities? Read Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Offers Volunteer, Educational Opportunities.
The Jan. 21 event also includes a walk, performances and service projects.
Living history re-enactor Rudy Barker will help the Multicultural Multiracial Community Council celebrate the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration in Farmington Hills Jan. 21, by delivering King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The event is titled, "50 Years Later: The Dream Lives On" in recognition of the speech's 50th anniversary. Dr. King delivered it on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washingon for Jobs and Freedom, a landmark event in the fight for civil rights. Barker will speak at the Farmington Community Library Main Library Auditorium during a program that follows the annual walk that starts at 9 a.m., from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. The one-third mile walk ends at the library, where refreshments will be …