Stories, songs & a craft.
18 - 35 months with a caregiver.
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Pat Foxx returns for a series of casual watercolor classes. All materials provided; all skill levels welcome. Register for individual classes.Pat Foxx returns for a series of casual watercolor classes. All materials provided; all skill levels welcome. Register for individual classes.
Celebrate Black History Month at the Library! In the Twi language of Kofi Donkor's native Asante Kingdom in Ghana, West Africa, Sankofa means "going back to the roots". This phrase has the spiritual and emotional meaning of finding your culture through modern and traditional art forms. Join Kofi and his ensemble for an afternoon of music and dance.
Kofi Donkor was born and raised in Ghana in West Africa. He learned drumming at his grandfather’s knee in their native village in Otumi. Kofi graduated from the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi where his studies focused on his nation’s culture, sculpture, rural art and industry. Kofi has won numerous awards for his sculpture which has been featured at exhibits internationally. He came to the US to teach art and drumming in 1992. He has played with internationally renowned drummers Babatunde Olatunji and Mickey Hart, and has worked as an Arts Educator in schools around the country. He considers the preservation of Ghanaian art and culture to be an essential part of his mission. Kofi is the leader of Sankofa, a drum and dance ensemble that performs at schools, universities and cultural events.
Funded by a generous gift to the AWPL Foundation
by Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes
In Honor of Black History Month: The Color Purple (1985) Steven Spielberg’s epic coming-of-age drama, based on Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, stars Whoopi Goldberg in her breakthrough role, with Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey (in her film debut), Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Willard Pugh and Adolph Caesar; the film is the story of a young African-American girl, Celie Harris (Goldberg), and demonstrates shows the problems African-American women experienced during the early 20th century, including domestic violence, incest, child sexual abuse, poverty, racism, and sexism. Rated PG-13 – 2 hours 34 minutes.