We are back again at Maplewood Memorial Library with some new programs and events celebrating Black History Month. The first of which will happen this week. One event will happen at the Main Library and the other will happen tomorrow at the Hilton Branch on Springfield Avenue. Tomorrow's event (happening at Hilton on 1688 Springfield Avenue) will be featuring singer Rhonda Denet from 6-7pm. The best part? It's open to all ages! So bring the kids along and expose them to some live music.
The second event (happening at the Main Library on 51 Baker Street) will be on Thursday (Feb.7th) from 7-9pm and is a special screening and discussion of the film documentary From Fatherless to Fatherhood : a look into the causes, effects, and solutions that surround father absence in African American communities. It highlights a segment on Maplewood's Tuscan Elementary School Assistant Principal Kevin Mason. Check it out. It sounds as if it will be really thought provoking. There will be a discussion following the screening.
Looking for something a little more nearby? Check out these programs being hosted by Newark Public Library branches all this week.
- Annual African American Read-In on Wed., Feb 6th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Weequahic Branch
- Film Fest: The Temptations being shown at the Main Library Thurs., Feb 7th from 12-2pm in the Auditorium
- Fim Fest: Mo' Better Blues being shown at the Main Library Sat., Feb. 9th from 12-2pm.