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February 22, 2016
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Sheila Jacobs, Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-4252
Pete Ferguson, Lincoln Public Schools, 402-436-1974

Library Invites Public to African-American Read-In

The public is invited to the second of two free African-American read-ins at noon Tuesday, February 23 at Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street. The event is a collaboration of Lincoln City Libraries and the Youth Development Team of Lincoln Public Schools (LPS). Attendees are invited to bring a lunch.

Music and reading will explore African-American history and the rich history, role and contributions of African-Americans in the world of literature and arts.

The Master of Ceremonies is Bill Bryant, LPS Student Advocate for the African-American Community. Scheduled readers include Library Board member Martha Ellen-Florence; Dr. Jamie Williams and Renee Massie, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department; Lincoln Police Officer Johnny "Jay" Pitts; David Tivis, StarTran; Kevin Pringle, ONE80 Church; and Michael Hunter, LPS Transition Specialist.

The National Council for the Teachers of English hosts the National African-American read-in. This national literacy initiative kicks off during Black History Month.

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