“A Taste of…” Black History Month

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Happy Black History Month! Join CLP all February long for our “A Taste of …” Black History Month 2012 celebration. Enjoy highlights from our collections and special events at our locations. Learn African drumming. Attend films, lectures and book clubs about African American history and culture. Prove your sweet potato pie, macaroni and cheese or barbecue sauce is the best at at Taste Off. CLP libraries all over Pittsburgh will offer events. A few are listed below. Check the “A Taste of …” Black History Month page for the entire list and mark your calendar!

Quizzo: African American History Game
Stop in the Knoxville library this month for Quizzo, an African American history game. Complete the quiz and turn in your answer form by February 29 to win a prize.
Location: Knoxville
Every Wednesday in February
10:00 AM

Book Talk: August Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays by Laurence Glasco and Christopher Rawson
Location: Squirrel Hill
Saturday, February 4, 2012
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Celebrate! Black History Month Music Celebration
Children and their families are invited to a musical celebration of Black History at the Hazelwood Library. Featured will be music stories and Hazelwood’s own K.R.U.N.K. Movement!

Location: Hazelwood
Thursday, February 9, 2012
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

World Kaleidoscope: Pitt African Drum & Dance Ensemble
Pitt African Drum & Dance Ensemble specializes in music and dances from Africa. It introduces students to various techniques of drumming, dancing, and other artistic expressions of Africa. Through drumming, voice, dance, and other musical and visual art forms, this ensemble brings to the stage a unique African theatrical experience.
Location: CLP – Main
Sunday, February 26
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Black History Month Read Aloud
After a soul-resounding performance by the Pitt African Music and Dance Ensemble, we will gather to share the poetry and prose of some of the world’s greatest authors, in honor and tribute to the contributions of the African American community. Celebrate with us by bringing your favorite works by Black writers to our open mic Read Aloud. Please register if you would like to read.
Location: CLP – Main
Sunday, February 26
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

RadioCLP018: Why I’m Sitting Here and Not Downtown: Hill District Oral History
In this week’s Radio CLP Podcast, Pittsburgh poet, playwright and oral historian Kelli Stevens Kane shares from her oral history project of Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

-Renée

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