Community Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Join in on the annual celebration as we welcome keynote speaker, Natalie Murdock, along with music & poetry. The celebration will take place on Monday, January 17 at The Long Center For The Performing Arts. The event will livestream via Facebook Live on TCPL’s Facebook Page. Masks and social distancing will be required for all in-person attendees, and the maximum number of in-person attendees is 250 people. 

The King Center

Check out this awesome resource guide with several virtual events you can attend from the comfort of your own home! To learn more, click here.


Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by taking part in service projects that positively affect our community. On January 17th , Purdue’s Civic Engagement and Leadership Development office will be offering eight volunteer opportunities that vary from constructing community garden beds to assembling hygiene kits for local individuals experiencing homelessness. A keynote speaker will kick off the event at 8:30 a.m. in the Purdue Honors College building, and the various service opportunities will take place on campus and around Greater Lafayette from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information or to sign up, click here.

Reflection oF Dr. King's Life and Lefacy with David K. Wislon

On January 18th, engage yourself with Dr. King’s vision of the beloved community as keynote speaker David K. Wilson, president of Morgan State University, reflects on King’s life and legacy. Wilson is among the leading voices in higher education and has headed the prominent HBCU since 2010. His lecture will take place on January 18 at 7 p.m. in Purdue’s Loeb Playhouse. This event is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed online. For more information, click here.


On January 18th-20th, help provide fresh produce, toiletries and shelf-stable food and snacks for Boilermakers, so that they have the basic items they need to thrive will at Purdue. Learn more here.