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Celebrate African American History Month at MPL

MPL looks forward to celebrating African American History Month with you in 2020. Check out the list of events taking place this January, February, and March. All events are free and open to the public and located in the Main Library Auditorium unless noted.

Wednesday, January 29, 7 p.m.
Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman
Art lecture by Janet Mandel, $20

Monday, February 3, 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion: James Baldwin, “The Fire Next Time”

Thursday, February 6, 7 p.m.
Narratives of Africa: Stereotypes and Realities
Lecture by Daniel Mengara, Conference Room, $20

Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m.
13th Annual African American Cultural Committee Film Forum: “Being Gladys” screening

Thursday, February 13, 6 p.m.
Fourth Annual African American Read-in

Sunday, February 16, 2 p.m.
The History of Black Churches and the Voting Movement (Family Program)





Friday, February 21, 2 p.m.
Book Discussion: James Baldwin, “The Fire Next Time”

Saturday, February 22, 3 p.m.
Author Talk (Wendy Jones): “An Extraordinary Life: Josephine E. Jones”

Monday, February 24, 7 p.m.
Willie Cole in Conversation: Art and Life Inspired by Newark, Willie Cole & Nette Forné Thomas

Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.
James Austin Jr. Trio in Concert: Songs in the Key of Wonder

Friday, February 28, 10:30 a.m.
T. Thomas Fortune: The Most Famous Person You Never Heard of

Saturday, February 29, 4 p.m.
Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

Saturday, February 29, 2 p.m.
Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement (Recommended for Grades 3-12)





Thursday, March 5, 6 p.m.
York: A Chautauqua by Marvin Jefferson

Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
February 5: The Learning Tree
No Movie February 12 due to Staff In-Service Day
February 19: Sounder
February 26: Glory

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