Join us for a fun-filled week of educational programming, as we explore inspirational tales of an inventor, a dancer, and a freedom fighter! In collaboration with Sweet Blackberry, as well as local artists and innovators, the Library will offer morning and afternoon activities—centered on an invention, dance, poetry, and art-making—to complement short film screenings. And don’t forget to explore the Mapparium all week.
Each day will feature a morning and an afternoon interactive workshop, as well as drop-in art activities and Mapparium tours. Art activities and Mapparium tours do not require advance registration.
Tuesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 22
DANCING IN THE LIGHT: THE JANET COLLINS STORY: Dance Workshop
Hear the motivational story of Janet Collins (1917–2003), the first African
American prima ballerina, and learn some inspiring dance moves. Registration is required.
Wednesday, February 21 and Friday, February 23
GARRETT’S GIFT: Invention Workshop
Learn about the remarkable life of Garrett Morgan (1877–1963), an African
American inventor. Then make your own invention. Registration is required.
THE JOURNEY OF HENRY “BOX” BROWN: Activity: 28-minute film screenings
Be inspired by the true story of Henry “Box” Brown (1815–1889). In 1848 Henry set out on an amazing journey from slavery in Virginia to freedom in Philadelphia.
DROP-IN ART PROJECTS
Crafts inspired by artists Faith Ringgold and Selma Burke.
Registration is not required.
To inquire about registration for morning or afternoon workshops, please contact Francesca Famosi, Group Tours Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on educational offerings in connection with this program, please contact Marie Palladino,
Educational Programs Coordinator, at email@example.com