Is there someone who inspires you? Someone who has helped you out of a tight spot? Someone that you have always admired?
Now is your opportunity to show and tell people who your personal hero is and why. From now until April 15 we are asking everyone who would like to honor a special person to bring a picture into the Library of your hero in preparation for our "Heroes" display in the Gallery in June and July. The picture should be no larger and 5" x 7". Please also include a brief written explanation of why this person is your hero. All ages may participate.
You may bring submissions to the Main Library's front desk or e-mail submissions to email@example.com. The deadline is April 15. Questions? Call Jen at the Library at 873-5191.
Black History Month at the Library
Author Visit with Stephen A. Brown: A Promise Moon: A Novel of the Underground Railroad. Mon. February 2 at 12pm, Midway Branch. (Adults) Author Stephen A. Brown discusses his novel, A Promise Moon, the story of the underground railroad and the resilient power of the human spirit.
Lift Evr'y Voice and Sing with Dr. Daryl L. Harris*
Thu. February 12 at 6:30pm, Main Library. (Adults) For African Americans throughout Kentucky and the country, spirituals were the soundtracks upon which the Underground Railroad movement rolled. Freedom songs later helped pave the way toward true liberation. In this talk, Harris takes the audience on a musical history tour through hurt, healing, and happiness. Daryl L. Harris is Associate Professor Department of Theatre and Dance at Northern Kentucky University. This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. *Call 873-5191 to sign up.
The Thirteen with Bianca Spriggs* Thu. February 26 at 6:30pm, Main Library. (Adults) "The Thirteen" is a multimedia narrative which pays homage to thirteen black women and girls who were lynched or otherwise violently murdered throughout Kentucky in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This presentation features film, music, visual art, and poetry, as well as a candid discussion regarding the research of lynchings and political sentiments in Kentucky during this time period. Bianca Spriggs is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Kentucky, as well as a Poet and Multidisciplinary Artist. This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. *Call 873-5191 to sign up.