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Author Talk: Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Jr.

We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel

2019-02-16 14:00:00 2019-02-16 17:00:00 America/New_York Author Talk: Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Jr. Main Library

Saturday, February 16
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-02-16 14:00:00 2019-02-16 17:00:00 America/New_York Author Talk: Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Jr. Join us for a discussion of We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel. Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Main Library

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Auditorium

Join us for a discussion of We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel. Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Presented in cooperation with the Akron Area Interfaith Council. Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, will discuss the June 2015 murder of nine members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston and also the origins and nature of the AME denomination. Without this understanding, we cannot fully grasp the meaning of what happened and why “Mother Emanuel” was the killer’s target. This is a free event. No registration required.

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Children's Library Programming Room
Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Mon, Apr 22, 10:30am - 11:30am

Children's Library Programming Room
Mon, Apr 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Tue, Apr 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Teen Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Science & Technology
Tue, Apr 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 11:30am

Children's Library Programming Room
Wed, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Canceled
Wed, Apr 24, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room 1
Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Auditorium
Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Computer Lab 1
Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Fri, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Auditorium
Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Science & Technology
Sat, Apr 27, 10:15am - 12:00pm

TechZone
Sat, Apr 27, 10:30am - 12:00pm
This event is full

Sat, Apr 27, 10:30am - 11:30am

Children's Library Programming Room
Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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Children's Library Programming Room
Sun, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Computer Lab 1
Mon, Apr 29, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Mon, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:30am

TechZone
Mon, Apr 29, 12:30pm - 6:00pm

Meeting Room 2AB
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Computer Lab 1
Tue, Apr 30, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Computer Lab 1
Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room 3
Wed, May 01, 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Canceled
Wed, May 01, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Meeting Room 1
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Computer Lab 1
Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:30am

Auditorium
Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Auditorium
Sat, May 04, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Teen Meeting Room
Sat, May 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sun, May 05, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Mon, May 06, 10:30am - 11:30am

Science & Technology
Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:30am

Canceled
Wed, May 08, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Meeting Room 2AB
Thu, May 09, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room 2AB
Thu, May 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Auditorium
Thu, May 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Computer Lab 1
Sat, May 11, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room 1
Sat, May 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Meeting Room 3
Sat, May 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sun, May 12, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Auditorium
Mon, May 13, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Mon, May 13, 10:30am - 11:30am

Computer Lab 1
Mon, May 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Tue, May 14, 10:30am - 11:30am

Computer Lab 1
Tue, May 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Teen Meeting Room
Tue, May 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Science & Technology
Tue, May 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Wed, May 15, 10:30am - 11:30am

Computer Lab 1
Wed, May 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Canceled
Wed, May 15, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Thu, May 16, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room 1
Thu, May 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Computer Lab 1
Thu, May 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Auditorium
Thu, May 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Science & Technology
Sat, May 18, 10:15am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sat, May 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room 2AB
Sat, May 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sun, May 19, 2:00pm - 2:30pm