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Posted on: January 30, 2019

SML to participate in National African American Read-In

African American Read-In

Throughout February, our library branches will be hosting open mic events, author visits, storytimes, and book discussions to take part in the National African American Read-In and celebrate Black History Month. The event is the first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature.

By participating in this event, we are joining many professional and community organizations, schools, churches, bookstores, libraries and interested individuals nationwide. The National African American Read-In was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in efforts to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.

Come and join us at these programs to celebrate Black History and take part in the African American Read-In!

National African American Read-In Events

  • Monday, February 4 at 12:30 p.m. – Youth Read-in & Craft at Gilliam Branch
  • Saturday, February 9 at 11 a.m. – Open Mic at David Raines Branch
  • Friday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. – Open Mic at North Shreveport Branch
  • Monday, February 18 at 4:30 p.m. – Open Mic at Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch
  • Tuesday, February 19 & Wednesday, February 20 at 10 a.m. – Preschool Story-Time Read-In at Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch
  • Wednesday, February 20 at 10 a.m. – Read-In at Hosston Branch
  • Thursday, February 21 at 2 p.m.Damsels in Distress Book Discussion at Rodessa Branch
  • Thursday February 21 at 3 p.m. – Teen Open Mic featuring spoken word artist Poetic X at Hamilton/South Caddo Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Friday, February 22 at 4 p.m. – Teen Open Mic at Wallette Branch
  • Saturday, February 23 at 4 p.m. - Celebrating African-American History Month: Most Anticipated Books of 2019 at Main Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Monday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m.Black Klansman: A Memoir Book Discussion & Movie Screening at Broadmoor Branch (Facebook Event)
  • Monday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m.– Open Mic Night at West Shreveport Branch
  • Tuesday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m. – Spoken Word at Atkins Branch
  • Wednesday, February 27 at 4:30 p.m. – Teen Read-In at Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch

All programs are free and open to the public.

Learn more about the African American Read-In
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