Free Events at the Westbury Memorial Public Library

Literature

26TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2:30pm
The goal of the Read-In Chain is to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. Works written by African Americans will be read by school students. Participants please register at your school. This program is sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English and is endorsed by the International Reading Association. Enjoy music from Westbury Middle School Jazz Ensemble. Hospitality will be provided by members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Pi Pi Omega Chapter. Free.
Screenings

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, GREAT SPEECHES
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 6:00pm
Contains speeches from eight current and past African-American icons. Subjects range from the civil rights movement of the 1960s to freedom for South Africa to present day politics in America. 140 minutes. Free.

THE ABOLITIONIST
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 5:30pm
Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy-these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history.180 minutes. Free.

HARLEM RENAISSANCE
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:00pm
Featuring commentary from historians and performers, this program traces the roots of the music, its social impact on society and its eventual acceptance in mainstream culture. 75 minutes. Free.

Where: Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson Street, Westbury

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For more than 15 years, I've worked as a nonprofit capacity builder, techie, and creative producer.As Director of Content Operations at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, I'm responsible for implementing project management systems and processes around content operations in service of Foundation business goals, collaborating with all content creators, and working lock-step with the Marketing Operations and Analytics team.In addition to my experience in the nonprofit sector, I've worked in the entertainment industry as an actor, producer, and writer. I'm an avid comic book reader, retro video game player, and wacky snacker.