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African-American Read-In

Published by Wright Adams / January 22, 2019

On Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 pm, at the Central Library in the children's story time room, the library will hold its 29th annual National African-American Read-In Chain to promote literacy and the reading of African American Literature. To volunteer to read, call (336) 757-8556 by January 30, 2019. Free and open to the public.


Short Story Contest - Black Migrations

Published by Amber McClure / January 22, 2019

All adult writers are encouraged to enter the Carver School Road Branch Library's Black History Month Short Story Contest. The topic is: Black Migrations. Submissions of up to 1000 words must be received by Jan. 31 at your library. The winner will receive a $25 gift card. The winner will also read their work at the Adult Creative Writing Group meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Carver School Road Branch Library.


Free Piano Concert: Russian Pianist Dmitri Vorobiev at Walkertown on Saturday, Jan. 26

Published by Walkertown Branch / January 22, 2019

This free piano music concert will feature Russian pianist Dmitri Vorobiev. He will play works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Scriabin & Rachmaninoff. Free. No reservation required. Call 336-703-2990 for more info. Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. in the Walkertown Branch Library Auditorium.


Forsyth County Public Library’s 2019 Teen Ink Contest

Published by Jacquelyn White / January 21, 2019

Do you have a way with words? Don’t be shy! Students in grades 6th through 12th are encouraged to submit a poem with an entry form to compete in this year’s Teen Ink Contest.


Journeys Through Space & Time: Black Migration in Afrofuturism

Published by Paddison Memorial Branch / January 18, 2019

On Friday, Feb. 15, at 4 p.m., come to the Paddison Memorial Branch to participate in an evening with NC State University Interdisciplinary lecturer Darrell Stover to learn about the history and examples of the exciting aesthetics of the art and cultural movement known as Afrofuturism.


"Talking Black in America"

Published by Paddison Memorial Branch / January 15, 2019

On Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. , the Paddison Memorial Branch will be showing the documentary film "Talking Black in America", which chronicles the impact of African American English on American language and culture. Filmed across the U.S., this documentary is a revelation of language as legacy, identity and triumph over adversity. A brief Q&A session with one of the film's producers will follow.

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