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Black History Month Events Ending Soon....

Black History Month Events Ending Soon....
Black History Month Events Ending Soon....

But there are more events coming your way!

Hurry in...these two exhibits will run through the end of the month:

February 3 - March 3 “The Art of Black and White” Exhibit Denver’s Urban Cipher Collective presents The Art of Black and White, guest curated by Helen Littlejohn Cousins Gallery - 3rd Floor Featuring work by 13 Colorado artists and three others from South Carolina, Missouri and Arizona, working in several art mediums showcasing the infinite possibilities of black and white in artistic expressions.

Check out http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/blackwhite.html for a sneak peek of the exhibit.

January-February Dr. Martin Luther King Exhibit This exhibit was put together by the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Commission. On display in the Level 1 lobby and two display cases on Level 3

PLEASE NOTE: Library hours: Mon. 12-8 PM/Wed and Fri 10 AM – 6 PM./ Sat 9 AM – 5 PM Closed - Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

Black History Month Film and Discussion Monday, February 25, 6 p.m. More Than a Month (2012) Join us as we view and discuss filmmaker, Shukree Hassan Tilghman's thought provoking film evaluating the merits of having a month dedicated to African Americans. Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, goes on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. 54 minutes, Not Rated

Upcoming Events....

Losing Ground March 4, 5-8p Community Forum...Join the Conversation "Losing Ground" presents a compelling, disturbing portrait of a state where black and Latino residents are falling further and further behind their white counterparts. That state is Colorado. I-News journalists analyzed six decades of reports from the U.S. Census Bureau to track the state's poverty rates, family income, high school and college graduation rates and home ownership. The analysis uncovered surprising racial and ethnic disparities. Losing Ground is the culmination of 18 months of investigative reporting done by a veteran team of award-winning journalists at the I-News Network, the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS. For more information, visit http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/losingground.html

2013 Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers Series Presents: 13 Denver based authors with a range of talents and topics, from a variety of genres. Join us for an exciting series, promising a little something for everyone! Stay Tuned for more information. http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/

March: March 11th ~ Adrian Miller, Monday @6:30p March 16th ~ JD Mason, Saturday @2p March 20th ~ Carnita Groves, Wednesday @6:30p March 30th ~ Anitha Jackson, Saturday @2p April: April 3rd ~ Johari Ade, Wednesday @6:30p April 8th ~ Rev. William Golson, Monday @6:30p April 15th ~ Rev. James Peters, Monday @6:30p April 24th ~ Dominique Ashaheed, Wednesday @6:30p May: May 1st ~ Allison Cotton, Wednesday @6:30p May 6th ~ Lee McQueen, Monday @6:30p May 13th ~ Leilani Henry, Monday @6:30p May 20th ~ Dana Myles, Monday @6:30p May 22nd ~ Charlene Porter, Wednesday @6:30p

Interested in learning about how you can participate in the next Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers Series please contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email blairstaff@denverlibrary.org.