Each week we will host a different Denver based African American author with a range of talents and topics, from a variety of genres. Join us for an exciting series, promising a little something for everyone!
Born in Pabianice, Poland in 1929, Jack Adler and his family were swept into the terror of the Nazi concentration camps. His parents and four siblings all perished at the hands of the Nazis. In his powerful and inspiring firsthand account, Y: A Holocaust Narrative, Jack (Yacob) tells his story and describes his struggle to survive, overcome and regain a sense of joy about being alive. Always warm and gracious, Adler will share readings from his book as well as take questions and engage in dialogue with the audience. Book signing to follow.
Create some beautiful poetry and raise your voice at the same time. Writers of all ages are invited to participate in this spoken word workshop on bigotry and social justice. Students will be guided by musician, spoken word artist and educator, Molina Speaks. All students will be encouraged to share their work, and Molina tops off this workshop with a performance of his own recent work. Registration is required. Please register online http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#other or call 720-865-1206.
Join our early reader (K-2nd grade) book group for lively discussion, a snack, and a craft! This month we are reading Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones. For more information call 720-865-1306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A book club for grades 2-4, Registration is suggested but not required. Please call 720-865-0250.
Book: Gruffen, by Chris D’Lacey (Book 1, The Dragons of Wayward Crescent series)
Craft: Create your own clay dragon
Special Evening with guest, Rev. Dr. Willie Jennings, Ph.D., Duke Divinity School
With tribute to Black History Month, join us for a reception and book signing. Jennings will discuss his book “The Christian Imagination: Theology and The Origins of Race”. Seating is limited, please RSVP to M. Celeste Jackson at CJackson@iliff.edu or call 303-765-3119.
Sponsored By the Iliff School of Theology (Iliff) Diversities Program, in partnership with Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library of the Denver Public Library
Join our early reader (K-2nd grade) book group! This month we are reading Dewey: The True Story of a World-Famous Library Cat by Vicki Myron. For more information call 720-865-1306 or email email@example.com