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More Than You Know... Black History Quiz Show Party

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Test your knowledge of Black History facts, events, and historic sites at this quiz show party!

More Than a Month focuses on the African diaspora, the mass scattering of peoples from Africa starting with the transatlantic slave trades, in which more than 10 million people were taken from Western and Central Africa to regions throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative »
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More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
We'll mark the 33rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the celebration of King's life, the legacies of the modern civil rights movement, and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January in the Main Library Veterans Room from 2-4 pm:
More Than a Month focuses on the African diaspora, the mass scattering of peoples from Africa starting with the transatlantic slave trades, in which more than 10 million people were taken from Western and Central Africa to regions throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative »
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More Than a Month Afrofuturism Book Discussion: Kindred

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Please join us at the Dole Branch Library for a book discussion series on Afrofuturism. We will read books by Octavia Butler, Nnedi Okorafor, and Tananarive Due. These books combine both science fiction and fantasy, within the racial experiences of the African diaspora. Books are available at Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
  • Saturday, February 9, 1-2 pm: Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • Saturday, March 9, 1-2 pm: The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Saturday, April 13, 1-2 pm: The Between by Tananarive Due
About Kindred by Octavia Butler
On June 9, 1976, Dana, a young African-American woman, is celebrating her 26th birthday when she becomes dizzy and her surroundings fade away. She is transported from her Los Angeles home to an antebellum plantation in Maryland. During numerous time-defying trips with the same young man, Rufus, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother.

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Registration begins 2/9/2019 at 8:00 AM

More Than You Know... Black History Quiz Show Party

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Test your knowledge of Black History facts, events, and historic sites at this quiz show party!

More Than a Month focuses on the African diaspora, the mass scattering of peoples from Africa starting with the transatlantic slave trades, in which more than 10 million people were taken from Western and Central Africa to regions throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative »
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Artifact Discovery: African Diaspora

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Learn about and celebrate communities around the world that are part of the African diaspora, in the Caribbean, South America, and beyond. This event will feature artifacts, music, and stories from the Multicultural Collection. 

Best for families with kids 5+

More Than a Month promotes and provides year-round opportunities to encourage dialogue in the community and surrounding areas about black history and the African diaspora. Learn more >

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More Than A Mic

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Speak your mind at this spoken-word freestyle open mic hosted by More Than a Month. Your voice is your power!
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More Than a Month Afrofuturism Book Discussion: The Book of Phoenix

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Please join us at the Dole Branch Library for a book discussion series on Afrofuturism. We will read books by Octavia Butler, Nnedi Okorafor, and Tananarive Due. These books combine both science fiction and fantasy, within the racial experiences of the African diaspora. Books are available at Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
  • Saturday, February 9, 1-2 pm: Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • Saturday, March 9, 1-2 pm: The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Saturday, April 13, 1-2 pm: The Between by Tananarive Due
About 
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor 
Grown and raised among other genetic experiments, Phoenix is an “accelerated woman.” Although Phoenix has the body and mind of an adult, she’s an innocent and inexperienced 2-year-old. But when Saeed, a friend and another genetically altered being, witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life, Phoenix finally begins to realize that her home is really her prison, and she becomes desperate to escape. Before her story ends, Phoenix will travel from the United States to Africa and back, changing the entire course of humanity’s future. 
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Natural Hair Meetup-Dreadlocks

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Do people stop you on the street and ask...how did you get your hair like that? What products do you use? Do you have questions you’ve always wanted ask ? Come out and be ready to mingle and share info about your dreadlocks with other fellow loc wearers. This session will focus on dreadlocks hairstyles.


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More Than A Mic

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Speak your mind at this spoken-word freestyle open mic hosted by More Than a Month. Your voice is your power!
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More Than a Month Afrofuturism Book Discussion: The Between

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Please join us at the Dole Branch Library for a book discussion series on Afrofuturism. We will read books by Octavia Butler, Nnedi Okorafor, and Tananarive Due. These books combine both science fiction and fantasy, within the racial experiences of the African diaspora. Books are available at Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
  • Saturday, February 9, 1-2 pm: Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • Saturday, March 9, 1-2 pm: The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Saturday, April 13, 1-2 pm: The Between by Tananarive Due
About The Between by Tananarive Due 
At age 7, Hilton James finds his grandmother lying dead on the kitchen floor and runs for help. When he returns, she’s alive, cooking and denying that anything happened. The next year, she saves him from drowning in the ocean, only to die herself. Believing he is living on borrowed time, Hilton begins having nightmares that change some part of his life, whether important or not. In order to protect his family, his marriage, and his sanity, he seeks therapy and discovers the cause for his nightmares. This is when Hilton meets a blind homeless man who tells him about a place between life and death called The Between, where "travelers" wait before entering the final door. 
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More Than A Mic

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Speak your mind at this spoken-word freestyle open mic hosted by More Than a Month. Your voice is your power!
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Natural Hair Meetup-Kinky, Coily, Wavy

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Do people stop you on the street and ask...how did you get your hair like that? What products do you use? Do you have questions you’ve always wanted ask ? Come out and be ready to mingle and share info about your kinky, coily, curly, hair with other fellow kinky, coily, curly haired wearers. This session will focus on kinky, coily, wavy hairstyles.
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Natural Hair meetup-Braids & Other Protective Styles

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Do people stop you on the street and ask...how did you get your hair like that? What products do you use? Do you have questions you’ve always wanted ask ? Come out and be ready to mingle and share info about your braided or protective style with other fellow braid and protective style wearers. This session will focus on braids and other protective hairstyles.


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