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Posted on: January 30, 2020

African American Read-In This February at SML

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Celebrate Black History Month and diversity in literature this February at Shreve Memorial Library! The library will be participating in the National African American Read-In all month-long with programs for all ages including poetry open mic nights, book discussions, storytimes, crafts, and much more.

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s fist and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. Join more than a million readers nationally to celebrate African American literature.

Programs will be held at Shreve Memorial Library branches throughout the month. Check out the schedule of children, teen and adult programs below and join the celebration!

Children’s Programs

  • Drop in Storytime at Rodessa Branch 
  • Drop in Storytime and Crafts All Star Dreams & Traffic Light at Mooringsport Branch
  • Mondays (2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24) 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - African American Read-In Bedtime Story Hour at West Shreveport Branch. Ages 3 - 10.
  • Tuesdays (2/4 & 2/18) 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - African American Read-In Preschool Storytime at Wallette Branch.
  • Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Music & Movement: African American Read-In at Broadmoor Branch. Ages 2 - 5.
  • Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Storytime! The Snowy Day at North Shreveport Branch. Babies and toddlers. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 5, 11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. - Peapods: African American Authors at North Caddo Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Thursdays (2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27) 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - PreK Storytime at David Raines Branch. 
  • Feb. 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Magic Carpet Storytime at Main Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 13, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - African American Read-In Storytime at Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 17, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Poetry Rhythm & Rhyme at Atkins Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 18 - Feb. 21 - 2020 Book Display & Book Review at North Shreveport Branch.
  • Feb. 19, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Peapods: African American Folktales and Characters at North Caddo Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 20, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - African American Read-In Day at Higginbotham-Bryson Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 24, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Youth African American Read-In at Gilliam Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Traffic Light Craft at Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time at Broadmoor Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 26, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - African American Art and Literature After School Program at Means Branch. (Calendar Event)

Teen Programs

  • Feb. 3, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Teens in 3D: African American Read-In at North Caddo Branch (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 17, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - African American Read-In Open Mic for Adults and Teens at Rodessa Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 18, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Teen Time: African American Read-In Book Discussion at Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 19, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Black Author Book Discussion at David Raines Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 19, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - African American Read-In: Open Mic at Atkins Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 19, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - African American Read-In: Open Mic at Wallette Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 19, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - African American Read-In Book Discussion at Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 20, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Just 4 Teens: African American Read-In at Hamilton/South Caddo Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - African American Read-In Book Talk and Cafe at West Shreveport Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 27, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - TACT (Teen Arts & Crafts): African American Read-In at Broadmoor Branch. (Calendar Event)

Adult Programs

  • Feb. 14, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Lighting the Fires of Freedom Book Discussion at North Caddo Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 15, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - African Americans and the Vote at David Raines Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 17, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Black History Month Q&A with Ray at Hosston Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Books & Brats Book Club at the Missing Link. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 22, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Book Talk with Local Author Elder Bernita Smith at West Shreveport Branch. (Facebook Event)
  • Feb. 26, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - African American Read-In: Trivia Night! at Broadmoor Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - African American Read-In: Poetry and Tea at North Shreveport Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 27, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Miracles by Luemily Gray Pugh Book Talk at Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 28, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar Grove Lounge at Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch. (Calendar Event)
  • Feb. 28, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - African American Literature & Poetry Read In at Atkins Branch. (Calendar Event)

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