Leon County Hosts African American Read-In in Celebration of Black History Month

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 

Leon County Hosts African American Read-In

In Celebration of Black History Month

 

WHO:              Leon County

WHAT:            African American Read-In

WHEN:           Sunday, February 11, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:         Leon County Main Library, 200 W. Park Ave.

 

Celebrate Black History Month with Leon County at the African American Read-In on Sunday, February 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Main Library. The event promotes diversity in literature and shines a light on African American authors.

Throughout the afternoon attendees can engage with experts on Young Adult, Fiction and Non-Fiction and Urban Fiction genres. Selections to be highlighted include book excerpts, poems, song lyrics, plays and speeches. Attendees are encouraged to join the various facilitated discussions about the impact of African American literature while sharing favorites and impressions.

The event will also feature a children’s corner for young patrons to hear classic children’s books by African American authors.

Throughout the month of February, all seven Leon County Public Library locations will exhibit special displays of materials to celebrate Black History Month.

The event is open to readers of all ages. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Mary Douglas, Library Services Coordinator at (850) 606-2665 / DouglasM@LeonCountyFL.gov  or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .

 

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