Africa

Celebrate Black History Month

February is, among other things, Black History Month.  We like to celebrate here at the Maud Marks Library with a huge festival!  Join us this Friday, February 10, 1-4 PM for our Black History month festival.  AfroTones and Jazz Education, Inc. will be here to present the history of music from the drums of the motherland to the jazz of today.  We will have several story times including The Patchwork Quilt by Bettye Stroud.  We will be coloring and piecing together a giant Freedom quilt as well as making other crafts.  Of course, the International Cafe will be open as well with a taste of Africa and the Southern U.S. inspired by life on the plantations.

Join us as we learn more about the African American culture and history of our own country!

Mark of the Lion

 Suzanne Arruda’s, Mark of the Lion is a colorful, suspenseful mystery set in East Africa just after World War I.  An American, who grew up in New Mexico, Jade del Cameron is recovering from the stress of being an ambulance driver on the French front lines of the War.  She is trying to carry out the dying wish of David, the pilot she had hoped to marry.

TASTE OF AFRICA @ YOUR LIBRARY!

Come try a "Taste of Africa" as we celebrate African American History Month on Monday, February 1st from 3 to 5 pm in the Meeting Room. We will offer coffee, juice and finger foods from Africa so that you can sample the many flavors that traveled to America. If you were born in Africa and have special treats, photographs or items you would like to share with the community, please contact Carolyn or Christina. We would love to have you add to the fun! And for kids, we will have an African craft to make!

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