Contact: Suzanne M. Thinnes Communications Manager 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412.578.2458 (office) 412.688.8609 (cell) For Immediate Release Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates Black History Month (PITTSBURGH, PA 3 January 28, 2008) Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) plans to celebrate Black History Month with a variety of special events in February. Each of CLP 9s library locations will honor the work of African American authors, artists and musicians with a host of free programs for children, teens, adults and families.
Selected events include: CLP 3 Homewood 7101 Hamilton Ave Black Inventor Bingo Tuesday, February 5, 2008 (3:30 PM) Learn about African American inventors -- and win books -- through a unique game of bingo. 2nd Annual Harambee Read Aloud Wednesday, February 20 (5-7 PM) Presented in partnership with the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, this family program focuses on the book Six Fools by Zora Neale Hurston. Homewood native and Six Fools illustrator, Ann Tanksley, is the narrator of this energetic, interactive celebration of reading.
There 9ll be performances, food, fun and laughter as Tanksley tells the story of one man 9s journey to find three people more foolish than his wife and her parents! Jazz Workshop, Inc. Family ... more. less.
Night presents Shawnee Lake Wednesday, February 27 (5:30 3 7:30 PM) Bring your family and friends to hear this energetic jazz and blues songstress who molds the music to the mood - no holds barred.<br><br> CLP 3 Main 4400 Forbes Avenue The Pittsburgh Connection: The court martial & pardon of Private Peter Filner: Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Meeting Saturday, February 9 (10:00 AM); Lecture Hall Hear about the Civil War events that culminated in the presidential pardon of Pvt. Peter Gilner, of Pittsburgh. Presented by Lincoln historian Gary Kersey.<br><br> World Kaleidoscope: Tracie Yorke Dance Sunday, February 24 (2 3 3 PM); Quiet Reading Room, First Floor Enjoy an afternoon of Afro-Brazilian dance, performed by the Tracie Yorke Studio dancers. -more- ADD 1 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates Black History Month CLP - Mt. Washington 315 Grandview Avenue They Dared to Dream Saturday, February 23 (11 3 12 PM) Honor the African Americans who helped change how we look at things at this special family program.<br><br> CLP - Hazelwood 4901 Second Avenue African Arts Beading Program Saturday, February 23 ( 2:00 PM) Learn to create beautiful African beaded jewelry with the guidance of the Umoja African Arts Company. CLP 3 Downtown & Business 612 Smithfield Street A Novel Film: Their Eyes Were Watching God Tuesday, February 5, 2008 (12:15 PM) Watch this drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel Their Eyes are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.<br><br> Film: Local Talent: August Wilson Tuesday, February 12 (12:15 PM) Remember two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. This film centers on his return home to Pittsburgh 9s Hill District in 1990 to review his life and career. Archival footage and interviews with Wilson, former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich, Rob Penny and other fellow writers, and others provide insights into the African American experience, from the Great Black Migration to more recent times.<br><br> Film: Black Influences: Langston Hughes Tuesday, February 19 (12:15 PM) Explore the life and work of American author Langston Hughes. This film examines the role of race in his poetry, the influence of 1920s jazz and blues on the development of his poetic vision, and his efforts to fulfill the writer 9s duties to society. Film: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket Tuesday, February 26 (12:15 PM) Learn about the life of author James Baldwin as reflected in his own words and reminiscences of family and friends.<br><br> -more- ADD 2 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates Black History Month CLP - Hill District 419 Dinwiddie Street Black History Month Classic Movie Festival Monday, February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2008 (11:30 AM) Enjoy two great films each Monday in February! A mix of family, comedy, history and action films will be shown. For more information or to locate an event at your favorite neighborhood library, please visit www.carnegielibrary.org .<br><br> #### About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh cFree to the People d since 1895 Established as a public trust in 1895, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh serves the citizens of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County with a distinguished history of leadership among the country 9s great public libraries. Through its 19 neighborhood locations, including Main Library and the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the region 9s most visited asset. Each year the Library provides more than 8,000 free programs, classes and other learning and training opportunities that are tailored to meet the dynamic and diverse needs of people living in Western Pennsylvania.<br><br>