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Let's Conversate

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Meet resident artist Jon Veal as he joins today's "Let's Conversate" program.

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Youth Social Justice Conference

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

In this youth-directed conference featuring a panel discussion, 5–7 breakout sessions, and an open mic, teens and adults will explore issues including restorative justice, creating empowering youth spaces through art, confronting racism through theater, and addressing micro-aggression in the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop and call-and-response, and merging real stories with theory, research, and practice. “We want it to be engaging and fun, very spirited, and equally welcoming to youth and adults,” said Middle School Services Librarian Jose Cruz. 

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Youth Social Justice Conference

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Idea Box
From 1:30-2:30 pm, join resident artist Jon Veal in the Main Library Idea Box for a Soap Box project. Learn more about Jon and what's happening in the Idea Box this fall.

This event is part of a daylong youth-directed social justice conference featuring a panel discussion, 5–7 breakout sessions, and an open mic, teens and adults will explore issues including restorative justice, creating empowering youth spaces through art, confronting racism through theater, and addressing micro-aggression in the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop and call-and-response, and merging real stories with theory, research, and practice. “We want it to be engaging and fun, very spirited, and equally welcoming to youth and adults,” said Middle School Services Librarian Jose Cruz. 

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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!

Meet resident artist Jon Veal as he joins today's program.

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More Than a Month: Natural Hair Meetup

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Got questions about the Natural Hair Movement? Attend this gathering of natural vloggers, stylists and entrepreneurs to find out what you've been wanting to know about the global natural hair care movement.
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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: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: Get Out

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
We'll mark the 33nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and celebrate King's life and the legacies of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January.

 • Saturday, January 6, 2-4 pm: Get Out (2017, 104 min.)

 • Sunday, January 7, 2-4 pm: Putney Swope (1969, 89 min.)

 • Saturday, January 13, 1-3 pm: I Am Not Your Negro (2017, 94 min.)

• Sunday, January 14, 2-4 pm: The Battle of Algiers (1965, 125 min.)

• Monday, January 15, 2-4 pm: Small Island (2009, 180 min.)

 • Saturday, January 20, 2-4 pm: No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (2009, 125 min.)

Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.
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More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: Putney Swope

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
We'll mark the 33nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and celebrate King's life and the legacies of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January.

 • Saturday, January 6, 2-4 pm: Get Out (2017, 104 min.)

 • Sunday, January 7, 2-4 pm: Putney Swope (1969, 89 min.)

 • Saturday, January 13, 1-3 pm: I Am Not Your Negro (2017, 94 min.)

• Sunday, January 14, 2-4 pm: The Battle of Algiers (1965, 125 min.)

• Monday, January 15, 2-4 pm: Small Island (2009, 180 min.)

 • Saturday, January 20, 2-4 pm: No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (2009, 125 min.)

Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.
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More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: I Am Not Your Negro

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
We'll mark the 33nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and celebrate King's life and the legacies of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January.

 • Saturday, January 6, 2-4 pm: Get Out (2017, 104 min.)

 • Sunday, January 7, 2-4 pm: Putney Swope (1969, 89 min.)

 • Saturday, January 13, 1-3 pm: I Am Not Your Negro (2017, 94 min.)

• Sunday, January 14, 2-4 pm: The Battle of Algiers (1965, 125 min.)

• Monday, January 15, 2-4 pm: Small Island (2009, 180 min.)

 • Saturday, January 20, 2-4 pm: No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (2009, 125 min.)

Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.
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More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: The Battle of Algiers

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
We'll mark the 33nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and celebrate King's life and the legacies of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January.

 • Saturday, January 6, 2-4 pm: Get Out (2017, 104 min.)

 • Sunday, January 7, 2-4 pm: Putney Swope (1969, 89 min.)

 • Saturday, January 13, 1-3 pm: I Am Not Your Negro (2017, 94 min.)

• Sunday, January 14, 2-4 pm: The Battle of Algiers (1965, 125 min.)

• Monday, January 15, 2-4 pm: Small Island (2009, 180 min.)

 • Saturday, January 20, 2-4 pm: No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (2009, 125 min.)

Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.
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More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: Small Island

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
We'll mark the 33nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and celebrate King's life and the legacies of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January.

 • Saturday, January 6, 2-4 pm: Get Out (2017, 104 min.)

 • Sunday, January 7, 2-4 pm: Putney Swope (1969, 89 min.)

 • Saturday, January 13, 1-3 pm: I Am Not Your Negro (2017, 94 min.)

• Sunday, January 14, 2-4 pm: The Battle of Algiers (1965, 125 min.)

• Monday, January 15, 2-4 pm: Small Island (2009, 180 min.)

 • Saturday, January 20, 2-4 pm: No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (2009, 125 min.)

Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.
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More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
We'll mark the 33nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and celebrate King's life and the legacies of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January.

 • Saturday, January 6, 2-4 pm: Get Out (2017, 104 min.)

 • Sunday, January 7, 2-4 pm: Putney Swope (1969, 89 min.)

 • Saturday, January 13, 1-3 pm: I Am Not Your Negro (2017, 94 min.)

• Sunday, January 14, 2-4 pm: The Battle of Algiers (1965, 125 min.)

• Monday, January 15, 2-4 pm: Small Island (2009, 180 min.)

 • Saturday, January 20, 2-4 pm: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2009, 125 min.)

Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.
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Let's Conversate

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Come learn about and discuss different social justice topics in engaging and dynamic workshops designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration
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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: Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Author Toni Morrison has taken readers on journeys steeped in history and the human condition. Whether found on a southern plantation or navigating urban cities during the Harlem renaissance, her characters are dynamic and at the same time often flawed.

Please bring along comments and questions about your favorite Morrison novels and join us for a discussion of some of Ms. Morrison’s life-changing works, including "Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination."
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