Jessamy Harrison is 8 years old. Born of a Nigerian mother and English father, her solitary tendencies have her school mates and her parents worried. Sent to Nigeria for the first time to visit with her extended family where her parents hope she will feel better, she quickly becomes friends with Tilly Tilly, who is also eight.
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library by creating your own acrostic poems. Learn about different types of poetry and create your own!The fun will take place on Tuesday, April 1 at 4 p.m. in the Children's Room programming area on the second floor. All children and their families are welcomed to participate. Be sure to stop by early and check out some of these great poetry books!
Valeri Gorbachev rocks!Our Saturday, March 22 Family Story Time was dedicated to stories written and drawn by Valeri Gorbachev.And... because it was such a lovely, sunny afternoon... we held our program outside!
A poet and performer known for his political edge, Essex Hemphill openly addressed race, identity, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and the family in his work, voicing issues central to the African American gay community.At 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, local poets Regie Cabico, Philip Clark, and Michelle Parkerson will present a tribute to the life and work of Essex Hemphill.