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Volume 12 Number 1, Winter 2001
In This Issue:

Planning begins for "new" Main Library

Three Trustees Administered Oath of Office

The Director’s Journal

Portuguese Exhibit Reception

Save the Date

IDT Reading Rewards

Treasures of the Library

Library celebrates African-American History Month

African-American History Month Celebration

The Weequahic Branch Library

Library Hours


Adverse to verse?

News You Can Use

Art of Writing Honorees

New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center

Friends award six grants

Friends to hold Tenth Book Sale; seek volunteers


African-American History Month Celebration



Motion, Spirit, Power: African-American Influences in the World of Dance
curated by Mary D. Teasley and Deloris Walker-Moses.
Second-Floor Gallery
Through March 24


1  Opening Reception for exhibition and programming. Keynote address by dancer Monzella “Mama D” Allen; entertainment by Timbuktu Dancers & Drummers. Centennial Hall; 6pm

3  Mansa Mussa, Newark photographer, presents a slide show on “The Art of Black Dance,” focusing on companies in Newark. Centennial Hall; 2pm


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

7  A video tribute to Alvin Ailey and the American Dance Theater. Auditorium; 3:30pm

7  F.E.W. Harper Literary Society presents “Remembering Their Voices,” with several guest speakers. Centennial Hall; 6pm

10  A dance video honoring the late Arthur Hall and the Afro-American Dance Ensemble in four spectacular performances. Auditorium; 2pm

Arthur Hall

The African Globe/Sankofa Dance Theatre

15  Black America on Stage: The African Globe/Sankofa Dance Theatre presents “African Dance.” Centennial Hall; 6:30pm

17  Black America on Stage: The African Globe/Sankofa Dance Theatre in an encore performance of “African Dance.” Centennial Hall; 2pm


20  Black America on Stage: The Drama Group from Arts High School presents “A Tribute to Langston Hughes.” Centennial Hall; 6pm

24  Hooray for Children series presents Sharon McGruder, from the McCarter Theatre, as she illustrates the richness of African-American traditions in “Raps, Rhymes ’N Reasons.” Centennial Hall; 2pm

28  Black America on Stage: Solomon F. Caudle and Imagnaking Productions presents a musical drama entitled Trilogy. Centennial Hall; 6pm


African American Dance Ensemble

Alonzo King, featured in Exhibition.

Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the James Brown African-American Room at 733-5411, or call the Program Hotline at 733-5643, or visit the Library’s home page at 

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



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