Tiara Crutchfield reports on the words and music spoken on MLK Library's open air rooftop earlier this summer
“The object of art is to give shape to life”. Art, music, poetry, and dance has a different meaning to everyone. Whether that allows people to express their feelings, express injustices, or just to do it for enjoyment. The arts somehow find a way to connect people and that's what happened at DCPL’s first in-person open mic in celebration of Know Your Power, the library's art contest that asks youth to create art, writing, and music on a subject they are passionate about.
Selam Weimer presents microinterviews of local Black grandmothers
Storytelling is powerful. They shape the way we view ourselves, others, and the world.I have interviewed three black grandmothers as a way of addressing (on a local scale) Black women’s erasure in history and invisibility in the present. In the context of the coronavirus that all of our stories are unravelling in, I want to take a moment to make use of masks in a metaphorical sense. We all wear them. We tell ourselves they protect us from the world.
Temitope Johnson interviews Emily Kodl, a software engineer at a shipbuilding company who has done with work with VR and other emerging technologies
by Temitope Johnson, library intern
Ever wondered what it takes to be a coder? Emily Kodl, a software engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding, shares her favorite part of her job, advice for people interested in coding, and more in this interview.