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Volume 11 Number 1, Winter 2000

In This Issue:

The Year of the Branch

The Director’s Journal

Library fundraisers

Forthcoming exhibitions

Treasures of the Library

Library Celebrates African-American History Month

African-American History Month Celebration Calendar

Library holds awards ceremony

Have a reference question?

Grants support valuable services and programs

Friends grants top $14,000

Friends install new officers

Friends set dates for Book Sale; need volunteers

Library Celebrates African-American History Month

The Newark Public Library will hold a reception on February 3 to open the exhibition, African-American Firsts Remembered: Lest We Forget. Staff members Mary Teasley and Deloris W. Moses curated the exhibition. It depicts some of the most significant firsts achieved by African Americans, focusing on those in New Jersey. Keynote speaker for the evening will be Viola H. Sanders, president of Vii's Services, Inc., whose mission is to share historical truths about the heritage of Black people. The reception formally inaugurates the Library’s celebration of African-American History Month.

Viola H. Sanders

In addition to the exhibition, the celebration consists of numerous free cultural programs, including a salute to Black America on Stage and special Hooray for Children and F.E.W. Harper Literary Society programs. A detailed listing of programs can be found on the calendar.

Funding for this festive celebration has been provided by a Community Development Block Grant/HUD, administered by the City of Newark, and by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

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