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2019 Media Releases

February 6, 2019
Media Contact:
Peter Ferguson, LPS, 402-436-1974,
Brenda Ealey, Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-8562,

African-American Read-Ins Set for February 7 and 20

The public is invited to attend two free read-ins this month focusing on African-American literature and history. The events are hosted by the Youth Development Team of Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) as part of the local celebration of Black History Month. No reservations are required, and attendees may bring lunch.

The first is from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, February 7 at the LPS District Office board room, 5905 "O" Street. The read-in features the following presenters:

The second read-in from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 20 at Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street, will include community stakeholders from business, the City and State and athletics.

The read-ins represent an ongoing collaborations between LPS and LCL. The National Council for the Teachers of English hosts the National African American Read-In. More information on LPS and LCL is available at and

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