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Nyack Library Celebrates Black History Month

The author of "Lessons from the Black Working Class" will hold a talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 as part of a series of events at the Nyack Library during Black History Month.
The author of "Lessons from the Black Working Class" will hold a talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 as part of a series of events at the Nyack Library during Black History Month. Photo Credit: www.linkedin.com

NYACK, N.Y. -- The Nyack Library is celebrating Black History Month with a series of special events for residents of all ages.

  • Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. : Join the library's Food For Thought Lecture Series when Lori Martin's new book, "Lessons from the Black Working Class," contributes to the ongoing debate about the significance of race versus class in America. She will share a number of lessons all Americans can learn from the black working class and will also provide an insightful assessment of President Obama's record on race and addressing socio-economic differences. Martin is an associate professor of sociology and African and African American studies at Louisiana State University.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m .: This month's Cookbook Cook-off features recipes from the African Diaspora. Pick up one of the cookbooks from anywhere in the African diaspora - African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Brazilian, or any African nation - try out a recipe at home, bring in the dish to the pot-luck cook-off and we'll see which cookbook wins the African Diaspora Cookbook Contest. Register by calling the Reference Desk at (845)-358-3370, extension 214 and let them know what type of dish you'll be bringing. Limited to 20 people.
  • Thursday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m . For kids in Grades K - 5 and their caregivers.Join City Winds Trio for a dynamic concert of Ragtime Music by the great Ragtime heroes, Scott Joplin and Charles Lucky Roberts. The program will be very interactive, including movement games, building a melody, playing percussion instruments, conducting "an orchestra", and an imaginary drawing project.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m.: Teens will have a chance to make an African-American craft.
  • Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m .: The Carnegie Concert Series and The Friends of the Nyack Library preset a concert featuring the Trinity Ensemble Choir enlivening visitors with their gospel music, Sam Waymon soothing listeners with his soulful tunes, and Shirley Crabbe mesmerizing music lovers with her bluesy jazz. Suggested donation at the door: $10

For information, contact the library (845) 358-3370. The library is at 59 S. Broadway.

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