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.
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.
Thursday, Feb. 7 at 4:30 p.m.
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.
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.
The Paddison Memorial Branch invites you to a Saturday Matinee featuring "Negro Terror", a film by John Rash. The film is a cinematic and musical portrait of a punk band's role in the vibrant and eclectic underground music community of Memphis, Tenn. A brief Q&A session with the filmmaker will follow. Recommended for ages 18 and up, the film has strong language and scenes.