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Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society of The Newark Public Library
Celebrating 27 years at the Newark Public Library (since 1987) Dorothea M. Moore, Chairperson


Monthly meetings will be:
The first Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. September to June.

Main Library – James Brown African American Room
5 Washington Street
unless otherwise noted.

2014-2015 Literary Schedule
Note: In 2014, we lost some of our greatest artists, entertainers, and community activists. We will honor them with the lifting up of their voices by reading works written by them or about them. The Ancestors: Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Little Jimmy Scott, Horace Silver, Ruby Dee, Paul Robeson,Jr., and Elombe Brath.

September 13, 2014
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Registration in the James Brown African-American Room
September 17th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Centennial Hall
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (film)
October 1, 2014
Honoring Amiri Baraka:
Blues People, Home, The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader

November 5, 2014

Political Prisoner by Sharpe James
December 3, 2014
The Substance of Things Hoped For by Samuel DeWitt Proctor
January 2015
No Meeting Scheduled
February 4, 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Centennial Hall
Celebrating Black History Month
Remembering Paul Robeson, Sr. & Remembering Paul Robeson, Jr.
March 21, 2015
Celebrating Women's History Month
Speaker: Catherine Peppers Hill
Topic: Getting Ready for the Sit-Ins
April 1, 2015
Celebrating National Poetry Month
A Community Poetry Read
Reading works by Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, and Louis Reyes Rivera
May 6, 2015
With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
June 3, 2015
In the Memory of Elombe Brath Voices of Liberation: Patrice Lumumba by Leo Zeilig
Extra Read
Mom and Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

For more information call 973-733-7793.
All programs are book discussions, unless otherwise noted.
Some of these books may be at other libraries and can be requested
through our Interlibrary Services Department.

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