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Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library Annual Brunch

2019-04-06 10:30:00 2019-04-06 12:00:00 America/New_York Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library Annual Brunch Highland Square Branch Library

Saturday, April 06
10:30am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-04-06 10:30:00 2019-04-06 12:00:00 America/New_York Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library Annual Brunch Brunch will be followed by a short film, What We Can Tell, documenting a University of Akron project about testing DNA. Highland Square Branch Library

Brunch will be followed by a short film, What We Can Tell, documenting a University of Akron project about testing DNA.

10:30-11 am - Enjoy brunch and socialize with our community.

11 am- 12 pm - Our Friends of the Library will introduce our main event. In 2017, University of Akron’s

Rethinking Race partnered with Ancestry.com to test the DNA of 30 members from the campus

community. Before and after learning their results, participants were asked what they had to say on race,

ethnicity, culture, and family. The short film What We Can Tell is their story. It asks us all to question

what views we hold – and what lines we have drawn – where race is concerned, and how many of those

lines have to do with what we perceive as our biology, versus our environment. Presented by Visiting

Assistant Professor Heather Pollock.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Events |

TAGS: | university of akron | race | genealogy | friends of the library | brunch |

Highland Square Branch Library

highlandsquare@akronlibrary.org
Phone: 330.376.2927
Branch Manager
Fred Baerkircher

Hours
Mon, Dec 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Dec 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Dec 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Dec 12 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Dec 13 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 14 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 15 Closed

About the library

The Highland Square community is one of festivals, celebrations, eclectic shopping and dining experiences, and diverse citizenry, from seniors and families with young children to artists and college students and educators. The Highland Square Branch Library is a reflection of this vibrant neighborhood, with a collection that includes rich resources in Holocaust and LGBTQIA (GLS) studies, among many, and a programming schedule that includes writing workshops and opportunities to meet local authors, book discussions, film marathons, art studio experiences for young people, and much more.


Reference assistance, computers and computer classes, WiFi, copiers, scanning, and faxing round out the services provided within the library. The full scope of community participation, however, is seen in local senior care facilities, local schools and preschools, the area farmer's market, and neighborhood festivals where Highland Square Branch Library staff plays an active role in creating experiences for participants of all ages. Visit us soon on the Square.

Upcoming events

Fri, Dec 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room

Mon, Dec 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room

Tue, Dec 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Community Room
This event is full

Tue, Dec 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Community Room
This event is full

Thu, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room

Thu, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room

Thu, Dec 19, 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Conference Room

Mon, Dec 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room

Rescheduled
Mon, Dec 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
New date Tuesday, April 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thu, Jan 02, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Community Room

Tue, Jan 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Thu, Jan 09, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Community Room