Local Researcher to Talk About Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr. at Central Library

Friday, January 16, 2015

WHO:             Derrick C. Jones, history buff and researcher 


WHEN:          Saturday, Jan. 17, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


WHAT:           Local Negro Leagues Baseball history buff and researcher Derrick C. Jones will examine the efforts, commonalities and combined leadership of Jackie Robinson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., based on letters they wrote to each other. Program for adults.     


WHERE:        Virginia Beach Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.


MORE:           A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library

includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music, magazines and movies in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work and a variety of specialty collections. Visit www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information.