Bessie K. Russell Branch Library

Black History Jazz Art Lesson

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Learn about jazz, listen to jazz, and create art!  This is a family friendly class; you can choose what to paint!  Choices are piano keys, bass, or saxophone.  Registration is required.  Please call library at 256-859-9050.

Movers and Shakers: Hip Hop and Rap

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Each Monday in February we will present a biographical and art series based on renowned African-Americans that have influenced today's Black culture and American society.

The craft. The history. The power.  All these elements of the hip-hop movement are discussed with Ice-T, Afrika Bamabaataa, Eminem, Nas, Mos Def, Kanye West, Churck D. Ice Cube and many others. This series explores and pays tribute to thir original American art form.

Movers and Shakers: Muhammad Ali

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Each Monday in February we will present a biographical and art series based on renowned African-Americans that have influenced today's Black culture and American society.

"This is a kid who just said it.  I'm the greatest- and he said it with poetry.  And I don't mean just the poems that he wrote but with the poetic energy, the poetic spirit." -- James Earl Jones

Lovers of Lit Book Discussion-- I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Lovers of Lit Book Discussion-- The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Alex Dumas, an extraordinary man whose sensational life had been largely lost to history solely because of his race, takes the spotlight in this dynamic tale. Thanks to Reiss’s excellent research, combined with the passionate memorial his son, Alexandre Dumas, consistently built in his own novels and memoir, Dumas’s life has been brought back to light.

Lovers of Lit Book Discussion-- The Alchemist

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

Russell Readers Book Discussion-- The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Alex Dumas, an extraordinary man whose sensational life had been largely lost to history solely because of his race, takes the spotlight in this dynamic tale. Thanks to Reiss’s excellent research, combined with the passionate memorial his son, Alexandre Dumas, consistently built in his own novels and memoir, Dumas’s life has been brought back to light.

Movers and Shakers: History Makers-- Courageous and Faithful

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Each Monday in February we will present a biographical and art series based on renowned African-Americans that have influenced today's Black culture and American society.

This volume focuses on possessing the courage to fight for your dreams. Through a series of real-life stories and experiences, this documentary illustrates the great courage of African-Americans.

Movers and Shakers: Bob Marley

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Monday, February 3, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Each Monday in February we will present a biographical and art series based on renowned African-Americans that have influenced today's Black culture and American society.

“Live for yourself and you will live in vain. Live for others, and you will live again.” -- Bob Marley

Homework Help

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pmThursday, October 3, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pmThursday, October 10, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pmThursday, October 17, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pmThursday, October 24, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pmThursday, October 31, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pmThursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pmThursday, November 14, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pmThursday, November 21, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pmThursday, December 5, 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  

Homework Help is available weekly only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  No signup required

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