- Raymond Randolph Jr. on Civil Rights
The “Richmond 34,” Freedom Riders, and other participants in the fight for equality.
Main Library Auditorium: Sunday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m.
(rated PG, 97 min.)
A wealthy white woman and her black maid experience the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott. Registration required.
Main Library Auditorium: Monday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.
- Meet author Jean Alicia Elster Ages 11 and up
The Colored Car is a loving tribute to Patsy Ford, a thirteen-year-old girl who grew up in an integrated east-side Detroit neighborhood in the 1930s and experienced the Jim Crow laws at that time. Pick up a copy of The Colored Car at the Main Library Children’s Department and come to discuss this book with the author. Books will be available for sale and autographing.
Main Library Children’s Program Room: Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.
(rated PG-13, 128 min.) Jackie Robinson breaks the color line in Major League Baseball. Registration required.
Main Library Auditorium: Monday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.
- The Storytellers Present Musical Folktales
Bob and Audrey Allison, aka The Storytellers, offer delightful, interactive stories accompanied by musical instruments from around the world.
Main Library Auditorium: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.