African-American Read-In

Join us at the Alachua Library on Sunday, February 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm to hear community leaders and citizens read passages, poems, and stories by Black authors.  For over a decade, people have gathered at the Alachua Library to honor the Black experience as told through the literary arts.  Come and listen to the wisdom, humor, and strength of character revealed in these works.  You are also welcome to read your favorite passage, poem or story by an African-American author or you can select from the materials we have selected. African American Read-In Logo 2018

The national African-American Read-In, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, has become a traditional part of Black History Month celebrations and over 6 million people have participated around the world since the first Read-In was held in 1990.  You can be part of that number by attending the Read-In at the Alachua Library.  For more information, contact the Alachua Library at 386-462-2592.  

Many opportunities to celebrate Black History Month are provided by the Alachua County Library District.  For a complete listing of events, visit this page:

David Kirkland on the African American Read In

Posted by RossW on February 13, 2018