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African American Read-In: A Virtual Family Event

2021-02-27 14:00:00 2021-02-27 15:00:00 America/New_York African American Read-In: A Virtual Family Event Celebrate diversity and literacy by participating in our Virtual African American Read-In. We will feature our favorite picture books by African American authors. Register to receive a Zoom link. Maple Valley Branch - Zoom

Saturday, February 27
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-02-27 14:00:00 2021-02-27 15:00:00 America/New_York African American Read-In: A Virtual Family Event Celebrate diversity and literacy by participating in our Virtual African American Read-In. We will feature our favorite picture books by African American authors. Register to receive a Zoom link. Maple Valley Branch - Zoom

Celebrate diversity and literacy by participating in our Virtual African American Read-In. We will feature our favorite picture books by African American authors. Register to receive a Zoom link.

All ages welcome! Guest readers are encouraged to share in this national event by reading an excerpt from their favorite African American children's author or poet. 

Please email the title you'd like to share to eramsay@akronlibrary.org by February 15. 

What is an African American Read-in?

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.

This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.

More information can be found at https://ncte.org/get-involved/african-american-read-in/   

This program will be presented on Zoom.
You will receive an e-mail with the participation link 2 days before the program.

Please contact the Library if you are unable to attend.
If you do not have an e-mail address, please contact Maple Valley Branch Library at 330.864.5721 to learn how to participate by phone.
A webcam and microphone may be necessary to participate fully in this interactive event. If you have one or neither of these, your participation may be limited.

Stay safe on the internet: http://bit.ly/KidsRulesForOnlineSafety  

Maple Valley Branch Library

maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
Phone: 330.864.5721
Branch manager
Tonya Wright

Hours
Mon, Sep 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Sep 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Sep 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Sep 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Sep 30 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 02 Closed

About the branch

The Maple Valley Branch Library is a key component of a neighborhood that finds a welcoming community gathering place within its walls. Artwork features local artists Debra Calhoun, Melissa Daubert, and the late Miller Horns, and a plaque pays tribute to poet and Maple Valley childhood customer Rita Dove. Rich book, movie, and music collections celebrate, among other genres, the extensive contribution of African-Americans to the arts, literature. In addition, the library is a hub of activity that ranges from computers and computer classes, WiFi, printing, copying, scanning and faxing, to hundreds of programs for all ages on themes as diverse as local history, book discussions, crafting, storytelling, homework help, and more.

Local non-profit groups meet at the Maple Valley Branch Library frequently, and Library staff can be found participating in events at local schools and as participants in community organizations working toward neighborhood success. Maple Valley Branch Library is the one-stop spot for education, creativity, and entertainment to suit all interests.

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