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Volume 10 Number 1, Winter 1999

In This Issue:

MCI WorldCom Hometown Help Program

The Director's Journal

Library featured on phone book cover

Library on the airwaves and in print

Treasures of the Library

Library Celebrates African-American History Month

African-American History Month Celebration Calendar

The Second Century begins 10th year

Patents and Trademarks on the Internet

Rutgers students again offer free tax return help

"Art of Writing" luncheon

Trustee President: A Community Leader

Library plans two fundraisers

Friends Schedule Dana Lecture

Friends set dates for 1999 Book Sale; need volunteers

African-American History Month Celebration


14 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Annual Lecture presented by Rev. Dr. William D. Watley, Senior Pastor of St. James AME Church of Newark.

Centennial Hall; 6pm

23 Hooray for Children program: Sharon McGruder, from the McCarter Theatre, shares the richness of the African-American culture through songs, dance, tales, myths, and stories in "Raps, Rhymes and Reasons."

Centennial Hall; 2pm


3 Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society remembers

Dr. John Henrik Clarke (1915-1998).

African-American Room; 6:30pm

4 Opening Reception for African-Ameri- can History Month programming and exhibition. Keynote address by Dr. Winifred Latimer Norman, granddaughter of Lewis Latimer who was a member of Thomas Edison's team and invented the carbon light bulb filament.

Centennial Hall; 6pm

11 Black America on Stage: A Phoenix Ensemble production of John Brown: Trumpet of Freedom, a marvelous portrayal of this perplexing American legend.

Auditorium; 6:30pm

13 Wincey Terry and Troupe in a family program entitled "African Discovery Through Music."

Centennial Hall; 2pm

20 Black America on Stage: the African Globe TheatreWorks presents Lorainne Hansberry's

Raisin In The Sun.

Centennial Hall; 2pm

20 Hooray for Children program: Jasper and Henry, the Blues Duo, take the audience on a fascinating excursion through history as they perform traditional African-American rhythms, songs, and folklore.

Auditorium; 2pm

22 As part of "Kids' Time at the Theater" for Black America on Stage, the Phoenix Ensemble presents KEEP BANGIN', a new stage performance of the famed percussionists from the Broadway hit Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring In 'Da Funk.

Centennial Hall; 10am

23 An evening with Professor Mwatabu Okantah, internationally known poet and instructor in Pan-African Studies at Kent State University.

Centennial Hall; 6pm

25 An illuminating discussion by William L. Katz, author of Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage, followed by traditional dance and music presented by Ken Littlehawk, a Black Indian. Program is co-sponsored with NJPAC.

Auditorium; 6pm

27 A program from the Sensational Poets at Centennial Hall series, featuring Dorothy Alexander, plus David Messineo's special performance of "Wild One," a six-minute reconstruction of the 1962 Motortown Revue.

Centennial Hall; 11am

27 Black America on Stage: A Phoenix Ensemble production of Blood Knot, a modern portrait of Brotherhood, set in apartheid South Africa.

Auditorium; 2pm


Funding has been provided by the Krueger-Scott Mansion Cultural Center; a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Block Grant, administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs; and a Community Development Block Grant/HUD, administered by the City of Newark.

Programs are free and open to the public; for more information, call the Program Hotline at 733-5643.

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