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North Star Songs: Codes and Symbols of the Underground Railroad

Date: Thu, 06/20/2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Main Library - Youth Services Dept. (3rd Floor)
Categories: Kid & Family Events

Ages 6-11

Enjoy readings of “Freedom River” by Doreen Rappaport (Coretta Scott King Honor for illustration), “Follow the Drinking Gourd” by Jeanette Winter, and other books about the underground railroad.

Learn about the symbols and meanings hidden in music and folk art used by the heroic “conductors” of the railroad. We’ll also enjoy a live performance of the secret map song “Follow the Drinking Gourd” on acoustic guitar, followed by a north star symbol craft.

This program is part of the 50-50 Initiative in which libraries in all 50 states provide programs in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee.

Registration required (registration begins on May 28.)

All are welcome, online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders.

All others should call the Youth Services Department at 973-744-0500 ext. 2236 to be added to the waiting list.


Registration is not currently available. Please check back later at a later date.

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