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African American History Celebrations

February 2007

The Inglewood Public Library has a full schedule of activities for African American History Month.

Black, Is Brown, Is Tan. African American stories and crafts. Wednesday, February 7. 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Story Room, Inglewood Main Library.

Mardi Gras is the theme for a story and craft program for kids ages 6+ at the Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library, Wednesday, February 7th, at 4 p.m.  Kids will learn about the history of Mardi Gras and make fun exotic masks.

Anansi, the Spider. Can Anansi, the West African trickster be trusted? Saturday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. in the Children’s Story Room, Inglewood Main Library. 

Milligan Books, Inc., presents an Authors’ Book Signing Monday, February 12, through Thursday, February 15, from 3 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the gallery area on the 1st floor of the Inglewood Main Library. Each day a number of authors will be on hand to talk about their writing experiences and sign their books.

On Beauty, Zadie Smith’s comedy of manners centering on class, race, and gender is February’s topic of discussion at the Wednesday Book Group meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 11:00 a.m., 3rd floor conference area, Inglewood Main Library. Bring your lunch and your ideas.

Robyn McGee, author of Hungry for More: A Keeping-it-Real Guide for Black Women on Weight & Body Image, will be reading from and discussing her book at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, in the Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall, Inglewood Main Library. 

In celebration of African-American history, local poet Doris Rutledge performs a reading of Sojourner Truth’s "Ain’t I a Woman?" and recites from her own poems. 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 22, in the Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall at the Inglewood Main Library.

Throughout February, the Main Library’s displays and exhibits center around African American themes. In addition to book displays, the 1st floor gallery wall will have on view artwork by Inglewood High School students (sponsored by the Inglewood Women of Vision). The exhibit cases will house figurines on loan from Roy L. Adger of the Soulmate Gift Shop.