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African American Read-In

2022-02-16 16:30:00 2022-02-16 18:30:00 America/Los_Angeles African American Read-In Join us for our 6th annual African American Read In event, featuring a Q&A panel with two local authors. Virtual Pierce County Library - Virtual Room 2

Wednesday, February 16
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-02-16 16:30:00 2022-02-16 18:30:00 America/Los_Angeles African American Read-In Join us for our 6th annual African American Read In event, featuring a Q&A panel with two local authors. Virtual Pierce County Library - Virtual Room 2

Join us for our 6th annual African American Read In event, featuring a Q&A panel with two local authors.

The African American Read-In is a chance to connect with others around what you're reading, learn about new-to-you authors and highlight Black stories and experiences. Learn about the writing and publishing process and hear brief readings from two local writers, followed by audience questions and a raffle drawing for new books by Black authors (including our panelists!). 

  • Noni Ervin - Noni Ervin is practically a Pacific Northwest native. Her parents moved to the Greater Seattle area when she was a baby and as a young student, she found success in writing. It wasn’t until adulthood that the enjoyment of writing began and her first publication was born. Verbatim: Living, Loving, Surviving was necessary because everyone has a story to tell, and she has committed her actions in life to speak up for those who have no voice or who cannot speak up for themselves. In fact, this passion is how the Kinara Park Kids ® mini-series was created. It was an effort to create positive images of young Black / African-American children by incorporating the seven principles of Kwanzaa. We want our young people to see positive images of themselves. Write daily. 
  • Jeffrey Lee Cheatham II - Jeffrey Lee Cheatham II’s passion for storytelling was evident from his days as a student at Seattle’s John Muir Elementary School, where every written assignment he submitted was in the form of a story or comic. From that point on, he has been a passionate and ardent supporter of all things literary, even going so far as to co-produce Seattle’s first-ever record-breaking Urban Book Expo. A single dad, Cheatham currently lives in Seattle with his 8-year-old daughter, Josilyn, Future Writer and President of Cheatham Publishing, Inc. Learn about his work at https://jeffcheatham2.com.
  • Facilitated by Parable Bookstore. Parable is a community space selling books, plants, records, artisan products, and art in the McKinley neighborhood of Tacoma. It is a family-owned, community-owned, lgbtq-owned, Black-owned, woman-owned business that opened in August of 2021. For more information, visit www.parabletacoma.com

The African American Read In is a national initiative started by the National Council of Teachers of English to encourage communities to center literature by Black authors and celebrate reading together. You can learn more about the initiative at https://ncte.org/get-involved/african-american-read-in/.

How do Zoom programs work?

  1. Register for the program. Take care entering your email address properly.
  2. You will immediately receive an email including the Zoom link from donotreply@mylocallibrary.info. If you do not receive this link within an hour, contact us at VirtualPCLS@pcls.us
  3. When the Zoom program is scheduled to begin, log in and enjoy the program. If you have any problems logging in, contact us at VirtualPCLS@pcls.us

Other Zoom Info

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  • The Library System expects that all participants in Library virtual events and classes follow the Library Rules of Conduct. If an individual does not follow the Rules of Conduct, the library has the right to ask that individual to leave the virtual program.
  • If you have registered for the event and are having trouble accessing the event, please email VirtualPCLS@pcls.us.

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AGE GROUP: | Teens (13-18) | Seniors (55+) | All Ages | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Author event |

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Tue, Oct 04 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Oct 05 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Oct 06 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Oct 07 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 08 11:00AM to 3:00PM
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Tue, Oct 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Tue, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Wed, Oct 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Oct 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Oct 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Thu, Oct 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Oct 06, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Fri, Oct 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Room 1
Dust your apron off because it's time to get busy in the kitchen! Join us each week to explore the hows and whys of food & cooking while trying new things with fun recipes you can cook yourself!

Mon, Oct 10, 9:30am - 10:30am
Virtual Room 3
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Mon, Oct 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Learn about numbers, shapes and patterns while dancing, playing, and stretching together in Zoom!

Mon, Oct 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Join Teen Council to make friends, play games, plan fun events and work on library projects virtually! Volunteer hours available, open to ages 13-19.

Tue, Oct 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual Room 3
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Tue, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Room 2
Learn to play the classic tabletop role playing game. Please read the full event description for details.
This event is full

Wed, Oct 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Room 3
Pierce County library staff share what they are reading and watching. Join in! Share and receive recommendations from library staff and your community .

Wed, Oct 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 3
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Thu, Oct 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Join Teen Council to make friends, play games, plan fun events and work on library projects virtually! Volunteer hours available, open to ages 13-19.

Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 3
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Thu, Oct 13, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Fri, Oct 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Mon, Oct 17, 9:30am - 10:30am
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Mon, Oct 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Mon, Oct 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Mon, Oct 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Tue, Oct 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual Room 3
Learn, connect, and practice English language skills. For ESL learners and English speakers wanting to connect with and support ESL learners.

Tue, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Room 2
Learn to play the classic tabletop role playing game. Please read the full event description for details.
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Wed, Oct 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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This week will feature stories by Isabel Cañas, V. Castro, Yoko Ogawa, Emily C. Skaftun, Iginio Ugo Tarchetti, & Bernard Taylor.

Wed, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Each month we select a culinary category, check out cookbooks, make new recipes at home and then come together to discuss our cooking adventures. All ages welcome! October's category is soup.

Thu, Oct 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Join Teen Council to make friends, play games, plan fun events and work on library projects virtually! Volunteer hours available, open to ages 13-19.

Thu, Oct 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 3
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Thu, Oct 20, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Room 2
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Fri, Oct 21, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Dust your apron off because it's time to get busy in the kitchen! Join us each week to explore the hows and whys of food & cooking while trying new things with fun recipes you can cook yourself!

Mon, Oct 24, 9:30am - 10:30am
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Mon, Oct 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Learn about numbers, shapes and patterns while dancing, playing, and stretching together in Zoom!

Mon, Oct 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Room 1
Join Teen Council to make friends, play games, plan fun events and work on library projects virtually! Volunteer hours available, open to ages 13-19.

Tue, Oct 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual Room 3
Learn, connect, and practice English language skills. For ESL learners and English speakers wanting to connect with and support ESL learners.

Tue, Oct 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Oct 25, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Room 2
Learn to play the classic tabletop role playing game. Please read the full event description for details.
This event is full

Wed, Oct 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Oct 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Oct 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Join Teen Council to make friends, play games, plan fun events and work on library projects virtually! Volunteer hours available, open to ages 13-19.

Thu, Oct 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual Room 2
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Thu, Oct 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 3
Learn, connect, and practice English language skills. For ESL learners and English speakers wanting to connect with and support ESL learners.

Thu, Oct 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Fri, Oct 28, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Room 1
Dust your apron off because it's time to get busy in the kitchen! Join us each week to explore the hows and whys of food & cooking while trying new things with fun recipes you can cook yourself!

Mon, Oct 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual Room 3
Learn about numbers, shapes and patterns while dancing, playing, and stretching together in Zoom!

Mon, Oct 31, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Room 1
Join Teen Council to make friends, play games, plan fun events and work on library projects virtually! Volunteer hours available, open to ages 13-19.

Tue, Nov 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual Room 3
Learn, connect, and practice English language skills. For ESL learners and English speakers wanting to connect with and support ESL learners.

Tue, Nov 01, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Room 2
Learn to play the classic tabletop role playing game. Please read the full event description for details.
This event is full

Wed, Nov 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 2
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Thu, Nov 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Join Teen Council to make friends, play games, plan fun events and work on library projects virtually! Volunteer hours available, open to ages 13-19.

Thu, Nov 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 3
Learn, connect, and practice English language skills. For ESL learners and English speakers wanting to connect with and support ESL learners.