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.
More information about library services and programs can be found at lincolnlibraries.org.