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2024 Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture

March 20
Misty Copeland, dancer, author, and philanthropist will present the 45th Annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture at the Madam Walker Legacy Center. A limited number of free tickets will be available. This event will also be livestreamed!

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2024 Meet the Artists Exhibit

Exhibit January 31 - March 23
View the works of prominent local African American artists during one of the city’s premiere cultural events. Works will be on display throughout Central Library during regular Library hours.

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Celebrate Black History

The Library has books, music, movies, and digital collections that are great opportunities to learn about Black history. If you are in need of suggestions for what to check out next, here are ideas for ways to get started - re-read a classic or favorite, find out about an author you have never read, reflect on what you remember, or discover a piece of history you didn't know!

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NEW! Pre-loaded Audiobooks

Check out a Playaway pre-loaded audiobook just like you used to check out an audiobook CD, but this time, the device comes with it. Playaways offer more than 30 hours of listening with no other technology or Wi-Fi connection needed. Just press play!

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Tax Forms and Filing Your 2023 Income Taxes

Tax time is here! Many Library patrons rely on The Library for tax forms and filing instruction booklets. Here is what to expect if you come into a Library for tax documents as well as information about helpful tax resources.

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Virtual Author Talks

Join our virtual author talks to enjoy conversation with the authors behind your favorite books from the comfort of home. What questions have you always wanted to ask? Submit your questions online. We will also take questions during the event and will cover as many questions as time allows!

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Find Your Next Great Read

Are you looking for your next read? We can help! Visit us in person, explore reading recommendations online, join an in-person or online book discussion, get recommendations on Facebook or tune in to our televised book club segments!

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Hear from artist Rochelle Richardson about her experience asa first-time exhibitor at Meet the Artists this year. Her work is displayed in the Simon Reading Room at Central Library through March 23, 2024. Our annual Meet the Artists exhibit was created to supply an avenue for local, talented African-American artists to show off their creative works, including artists whose works might not otherwise have a chance to appear in front of such a large audience. The event provides an opportunity to educate the community at large and promote the work of the artists

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