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2022 Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture

September 29
Caldecott Medal winning painter, illustrator, and author, Kadir Nelson, also known for his striking covers for The New Yorker magazine, will be speaking at the Madam Walker Legacy Center. Note: This event does not currently have any available seats. Some seats may be returned as we get closer to the event date.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Beginning September 15th and continuing through the middle of October, it is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time set aside to recognize and celebrate Hispanic history and culture. Visit The Library or use your library card to join in the celebration!

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CBLC 5th Anniversary

October 29
Join us for the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) 5th Anniversary celebrating the Center's creation and its continued dedication to the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots. A variety of events for all ages will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. including African Drumming, CBLC Poet Laureate, Januarie York, and National Youth Poet Laureate, Alyssa Gaines.

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Slammin'Rhymes Challenge XVI

The Challenge is a contest for all poets, rappers and spoken word artists in grades 7-12. Write your inspiring thoughts on this year's theme, "Overcomers/#overcomers". All participants will receive a gift card. Ten selectees will read their entries at Fall Fest! The deadline to enter is October 30.

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Bilingual Storytime

Join Señora Laura as she presents bilingual storytime in English and Spanish. Preschoolers will enjoy books, songs, and games! Bilingual storytime sessions are held at the Eagle, Lawrence, Wayne, Garfield Park, and Nora library branches.

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Circulating Sound Concert Series

Join us at Central Library for these free concerts for all ages. Enjoy many music styles from a wonderful variety of local musicians. Every day is a good day to visit Central Library, but these afternoons would be an especially good choice!

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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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