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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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  • 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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Hours
Mon, Jan 30 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jan 31 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Feb 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Feb 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Feb 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 04 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Feb 05 Closed

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Upcoming events

Mon, Feb 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Virtual Room 3
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

Mon, Feb 06, 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, Feb 07, 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.

Canceled
Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Kit on the PCLTeens Discord Server to work on creative projects, chat, give suggestions and ideas for events, or just hang out!

Wed, Feb 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Meet with staff from WorkSource Pierce County's CareerTEAM for information about free resources, paid internships, training programs, workshops, career coaching and more. Ages 16-24.

Wed, Feb 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual Room 3
Pierce County library staff and community share what they are reading and watching. Join in! Come share and receive recommendations from library staff and your community .

Wed, Feb 08, 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, Feb 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Come write with other teens on Discord!

Thu, Feb 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual Room 3
Learn about numbers, shapes and patterns while dancing, playing, and stretching together in Zoom!

Thu, Feb 09, 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, Feb 09, 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, Feb 09, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Room 2
Ven en tus pijamas a disfrutar libros bilingües, canciones y mucho mas antes de ir a domir! Join in your pajamas and enjoy bilingual books, songs and more before bedtime with Miss Bryna and Amigos!

Mon, Feb 13, 9:30am - 10:00am
Virtual Room 3
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

Mon, Feb 13, 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, Feb 14, 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.

Wed, Feb 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Meet with staff from WorkSource Pierce County's CareerTEAM for information about free resources, paid internships, training programs, workshops, career coaching and more. Ages 16-24.

Wed, Feb 15, 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, Feb 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 1
This month's stories will be "And They Don't Kiss at the End" by Nilah Magruder, "Picasso's Blue Period" by Caroline Kim, & "Parenting in Three Stages" by Nora Ephron.

Thu, Feb 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual Room 3
Learn about numbers, shapes and patterns while dancing, playing, and stretching together in Zoom!

Thu, Feb 16, 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, Feb 16, 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, Feb 16, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Room 2
Ven en tus pijamas a disfrutar libros bilingües, canciones y mucho mas antes de ir a domir! Join in your pajamas and enjoy bilingual books, songs and more before bedtime with Miss Bryna and Amigos!

Tue, Feb 21, 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, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Kit on the PCLTeens Discord Server to work on creative projects, chat, give suggestions and ideas for events, or just hang out!

Wed, Feb 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Meet with staff from WorkSource Pierce County's CareerTEAM for information about free resources, paid internships, training programs, workshops, career coaching and more. Ages 16-24.

Wed, Feb 22, 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, Feb 22, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Come write with other teens on Discord!

Wed, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 3
A free "virtual" meditation practice group for new and experienced meditators.

Thu, Feb 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual Room 3
Learn about numbers, shapes and patterns while dancing, playing, and stretching together in Zoom!

Thu, Feb 23, 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, Feb 23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Room 2
Join us for our seventh annual AARI event!

Thu, Feb 23, 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, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Join your local librarians and your neighbors for a virtual book discussion on Zoom! This month we'll be discussing A Little Devil in America.

Thu, Feb 23, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Room 2
Ven en tus pijamas a disfrutar libros bilingües, canciones y mucho mas antes de ir a domir! Join in your pajamas and enjoy bilingual books, songs and more before bedtime with Miss Bryna and Amigos!

Mon, Feb 27, 9:30am - 10:00am
Virtual Room 3
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

Mon, Feb 27, 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, Feb 28, 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, Feb 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Join your local librarians and teens from across Pierce County for a virtual book discussion on Discord! This month we'll be discussing Romance books.

Wed, Mar 01, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Room 1
Meet with staff from WorkSource Pierce County's CareerTEAM for information about free resources, paid internships, training programs, workshops, career coaching and more. Ages 16-24.

Wed, Mar 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

Thu, Mar 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual Room 3
Learn about numbers, shapes and patterns while dancing, playing, and stretching together in Zoom!  

Thu, Mar 02, 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, Mar 02, 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.

Fri, Mar 03, 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!