All Marathon County Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. But this MLK Day won’t be a day off for library staff and other county employees. Instead, the county has organized a “day on” where county offices and agencies will be closed so that its employees can attend a number of educational programs based around the ideals promoted by Dr. King.
The programs will revolve around Dr. King’s teachings of diversity, non-violence and poverty. Planned speakers for the day include Stan Davis, owner of the Davis Group of Wisconsin and former Chief of Staff to former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle; as well as county employees with specialized knowledge in certain areas, who will discussions on understanding adverse childhood experiences, preventing sexual harassment, working with clients with mental illness, recognizing secondary traumatic stress, promoting health equity and creating active shooter safety plans. The North Central Area Congregations Organized to Make an Impact (NAOMI) will also lead a poverty simulation that will demonstrate the hardships some individuals and families face on a daily basis.
All MCPL locations (and other county agencies and offices) will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, with their normal hours. For more information on this exciting inservice day, read the latest edition of Marathon County’s Wisconsin Central Time newsletter!
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