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The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library will host several events in honor of Black History Month in February as we celebrate and learn about African-American history and culture through books, movies, stories, and displays.

 

Josephine BakerGreat Lives: Learning about Josephine Baker

Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.
Main Library in Warren

This series for children in grades 1 to 6 explores great thoughts by learning about influential people through arts, crafts, books, and videos. This month will feature Jazz Age Josephine Baker. Registration is required by calling (330) 399-8807 ext. 206.

 

In the Heat of the NightMonday Movie Matinee: In the Heat of the Night

Monday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.
Main Library in Warren

The winner of the 1967 Oscar for Best Picture, In the Heat of the Night is set in a small Mississippi town where an unusual murder has been committed. Rod Steiger plays sheriff Bill Gillespie, a good lawman despite his racial prejudices. When Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a well-dressed northern African-American, comes to town, Gillespie instinctively puts him under arrest as a murder suspect. Tibbs reveals himself to be a Philadelphia police detective; after he and Gillespie come to a grudging understanding of one another, Tibbs offers to help in the investigation. As the case progresses, both Gillespie and Tibbs betray a tendency to jump to culture-dictated conclusions. Based on the novel by John Ball.

Free admission; no registration necessary.

 

Jocelyn Dabney NEW2015Storyteller Jocelyn Dabney

Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. -  Main Library in Warren

Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. -  Liberty Branch Library


Jocelyn Dabney is a dynamic storyteller in the African-American oral tradition. Her performance will incorporate music, call & response, and participatory stories. This is a multi-generational, interactive storytelling event for all ages.

Free admission; no registration necessary.


 

Publicity Image MLK SpeechNational Traveling Exhibition on Slavery and Emancipation

On Display Feb. 13 - March 13
Main Library in Warren

The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library will host “Emancipation and Its Legacies,” a national traveling exhibition on display from Feb. 13 to March 13 in the Main Library in Warren.

The end of slavery in the United States is one of the most important turning points in American constitutional, political, and social history. “Emancipation and Its Legacies” marks the sesquicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

Drawing on letters, personal accounts, images, and other documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, each section of the exhibition traces the major events that led to emancipation. 

The exhibition was developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and is curated by David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University.

Image credit: “Washington: The Rev. Martin Luther King delivers his address at the Lincoln
Memorial here 8/28 during the civil rights march on Washington,” 1963. (Library of Congress,
Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-111159)

 

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UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime @ Cortland
  1:00 PM Preschool Storytime @ Main
  1:00 PM Preschool Storytime @ Brookfield
  4:00 PM Crafts & Cartoons @ Main
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Read to SomeBunny @ Cortland
  6:00 PM Beyond Ancestry @ Liberty
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Brookfield Branch: (330) 448-8134
Cortland Branch: (330) 638-6335
Howland Branch: (330) 856-2011
Liberty Branch: (330) 759-2589
Lordstown Branch: (330) 824-2094

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