On this special day, the East 128th Street Block Club unveiled a historic mural that was two years in the making, It was NOT an easy process and in fact the challenges often felt insurmountable. But finally, FINALLY, the finished product was completed, installed, unveiled and celebrated. Early morning preparation.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN6Am8vvwpA&t=1s
Meeting the Need – Library Backpack Giveaway
It's just another way that we give back.. the youth were in need and we tried to make it happen. This year we were planning an event that would include a firetruck visit, local food vendors, games and a helicopter landing for the children in the community! However, some kind of political ego crap got … Continue reading Meeting the Need – Library Backpack Giveaway
Anisfield Wolf Book Awards – 2019
As usual, one of my favorite events of the year came right on time. Filled with a crowd of librarians, storytellers, cultural enthusiasts, activists and artists, the Anisfield-Wolf Awards did not disappoint. I didn't get the best photos this year, but the event itself was phenomenal. The overarching spirit throughout was surrounding ancestor Toni Morrison. … Continue reading Anisfield Wolf Book Awards – 2019
Habari Gani? Kwanzaa 2018!
A little drumming with Wulfgar Jr and this amazing little brother on Day 1 of Kwanzaa - Umoja at the Rice Library with the UPLYFF, INC. family Speaking on Day 2 of Kwanzaa - KJUCHAGULIA - at the Warrensville Heights Library
I love library perks. I have spent time with some of the most amazing authors and leaders, hung out with RZA as he challenged students to chess, visited the Cleveland Museum of Art with Jerry Pinkney, and I've traveled across the country in the name of librarianship. That brings us to Common Ground. And though … Continue reading Common Ground