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CNY Reads: Book Discussions & More

cny reads logoTuesday, February 9, 2016
6:30 PM,
Clayville Library Association

Event: Book Discussion Led By Brenda Marris

Now Through March 19, 2016
Art Exhibit @
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Blackout: through the veiled eyes of others. An exhibit of how ordinary household objects have distorted how generations of Americans view people of African descent as somehow less than human. [More Information]

** Get Involved with CNY Reads; check our Events, and read and share To Kill A Mockingbird. [More information & events]

Black History Month: Celebrate @ Beauchamp Branch

Black History MonthThursday, February 11, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM,
Beauchamp Branch

Sensational Rap Songs By Manny
Performer: Emmanuel Forrest
Join us for a fun evening of Rap Songs performance by the sensational Manny Forrest who is making waves within the Syracuse Southside. You will be blown off your feet by the awesome voice of this talented musical phenomenon. [See More Black History Month Events]

Black Voices Matter: Poetry Reading
@ Petit Branch

Black Voices Matter logoSaturday, February 13, 2016
2:00 PM, Petit Branch

In Collaboration with Underground Poetry Spot and Rae Angrand’s Invitational Poets

February is African American history month. History is being made, every day, by black people across the country in today’s civil rights movement: Black Lives Matter. To speak to the experience of being young and black in today’s world, and specifically in Syracuse, New York, are six talented young poets: Kyle Tape, Simone Owens, Michelle Tarshus, Mariah Scott, Abigail Bogle, and Mic Tha Poet. They will be performing their work and engaging in the powerful art of spoken word poetry, connecting to a long history of black poets and who came before them.

A Gospel Music Celebration @ Hazard

Dr. Joan Hillsman headshotSaturday, February 13, 2016
2:30 PM, Hazard Branch

Dr. Joan Hillsman and the Syracuse Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America will present “A Gospel Music Celebration” at the Hazard Branch Library on Saturday, February 13th at 2:30.  The program will give an insight into Gospel Music , an African-American art form.  There will be choral music and audience participation as well as Dr. Hillsman’s explanation of how Gospel Music has impacted our nation’s cultural heritage. 

Quilts on Display @ Betts Branch

quilt hanging on display at Betts BranchNow Through February 29, 2016
Betts Branch

Quilting is a time-honored traditional skill with a variety of purposes: bedding, decoration, commemoration, education and artistic expression. Quilts, which provide excellent insulation against the cold, originally used fabric scraps, hand-pieced together. The arrival of fabric mills and the Singer sewing machine expanded the variety of patterns and the speed in which a quilt could be made.The quilting tradition continues in CNY, and February is the time to see these local works on display at Betts Branch Library.

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