Black History Month Events at the local Library
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Raising A Reader encourages parent engagement by providing training and books for parents to read with their children with the goal of developing early literacy skills (http://blog NULL.jumpitz NULL.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/cb9dfaf3d045c3ac5f2dada7879425eb NULL.png)and school readiness. We do love reading, but there are additional ways to develop the skills necessary to prepare our children for school and lifelong success.
Song, storytelling, art and rhymes (http://sfpl NULL.org/index NULL.php?pg=2000152501) are just a few of the activities highlighted for Black History Month at local libraries:
Saturday, February 5, 2011, 3:30 – 4:30pm (http://www NULL.rarbayarea NULL.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/nshange_ellington NULL.jpg)
Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St.
Jazz Art: Art, Music, and Poetry
Live music and poetry to inspire and a chance to make your own art! In honor of Black History Month, the poem I Live in Music, by Ntozake Shange (http://www NULL.berkeley-public NULL.org/search~S1?/Xshange&searchscope=1&SORT=D/Xshange&searchscope=1&SORT=D&SUBKEY=shange/1%2C7%2C7%2CB/browse), will be read, accompanied by violin music by composer and educator India Cooke. Art supplies will be provided by artist and educator Lisa DiPrima. For ages 5 and up.
Saturday February 5, 2011 – 2:00 PM
Oakland Library – Melrose Branch, 4805 Foothill Blvd. 510 535-5623
Thursday February 24, 2011 – 10:45 AM
Oakland Library – Elmhurst Branch, 1427 88th Ave. 510 615-5727
J.P. Myrick Presents Harriet Tubman (http://catalog NULL.oaklandlibrary NULL.org/search~S23?/Xtubman%2C+harriet&searchscope=23&SORT=D/Xtubman%2C+harriet&searchscope=23&SORT=D&SUBKEY=tubman%2C%20harriet/1%2C74%2C74%2CB/browse)
In this interactive musical performance, J.P. Myrick becomes Harriet Tubman. She demonstrates how Christian hymns were used by the Underground Railroad conductor to lead slaves to freedom. The audience also learns about Quakers and abolitionists. (http://catalog NULL.oaklandlibrary NULL.org/search~S23/?searchtype=X&searcharg=abolitionist&searchscope=23&sortdropdown=-&SORT=DZ&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=Xquakers)
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Also at Oakland Public Library “The Funny and Unique Derique (http://www NULL.kqed NULL.org/arts/programs/spark/profile NULL.jsp?essid=4348)“, an Emmy Award winning clown, is internationally known for his unique blend of Hambone Body Drumming (an African American body percussion art form), circus skills, and modern day physical comedy, will be featured throughout the month as various Oakland branches. Derique will tell the story of how African-American slaves were deprived of drums and developed the traditional form of body percussion known as hambone. Check the Events Calendar (http://www NULL.eventkeeper NULL.com/clients/oakland/ek_oakland NULL.cfm?curOrg=OAKLAND) for dates, times and locations.
Visit the San Francisco Public Library online calendar (http://sfpl NULL.org/index NULL.php?l=0&t=0&s=0&a=1&k=black+history&m1=2&d1=3&y1=2011&m2=&d2=&y2=&m=month&orderby=name&pg=1100000001&action=calendar&lower-limit=&lang=1)for music, crafts and storytelling events.