Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
However, the city of Philadelphia is where the birth of Black Music Month began, over 40 years ago through the vision of Kenny Gamble (Founder of Philadelphia International Records (PIR)) , Dyana Williams (radio and music industry professional), and Ed Wright .The great Philadelphia International Records (PIR) sound became well know and renowned around the world. The great Philadelphia sound became the bell for a national yearly celebration of Africana music, expression, talents, and influence by Black artists on current events and activism.
On Saturday, June 8, the Haverford Library continues the vision of Branch Manager, Marvin DeBose, serving the community by bringing stellar home-grown artists, storytellers, organizations, and musicians to the public. Philadelphia’s Alfie Pollitt, jazz pianist, composer, dance instructor, and historian will give a free musical performance from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Marvin has brought various programs to his West Philadelphia community over he years, and loves showcasing activities that encourage growth and development, self-help, tutorial services, and letting patrons enjoy a great time together.
We invite all of Philadelphia to come out and enjoy this rare musical treat. Mr. Alfie Pollitt has performed with many of the greatest artists that have inspired much of the bands and ensembles being heard today.
You can also find more great African-American music through both our catalog and Digital Media Portal, featuring music from all genres past and present! #Mr.PhillyLibrarian
|Alfie Pollitt and the Men of Mt. Olive Lodge #27|
|Mr. PhillyLibrarian and Alfie Pollitt|
|Alfie Pollitt performing at the Haverford Library|
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
2019 ITM Book Awards Shortlist
The 2019 In the Margins Book Awards Committee — composed of juried members Sabrina Carnesi, Jeanie Austin, Marvin DeBose, Lauren Gilpin, Rae Anne Montague, Kerry Sutherland, and Raemona Little Taylor — is honored to announce the 2019 shortlist for top fiction and nonfiction young adult titles published between June 2017 and December 2018. Please join us in celebration of these fine books that explore the world through the eyes of youth who experience challenges of marginalized issues that include life situations which force them to navigate past the traumas of the street, incarceration, addiction, homelessness, gang friction, and bullying.
Ingrid Palmer, All Out of Pretty (Creston Books, 2018) –Young Adult.Nonfiction Shortlist
Kevin Brown, Darkskins and Redbones (Jank Publishing, 2017) – Young Adult.
Nonieqa Ramos, The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary (Carolrhoda Lab, 2018) – Young Adult.
Fred Aceves, The Closest I’ve Come (HarperTeen, 2017) – Young Adult.
Brandon Hobson, Where the Dead Sit Talking (Soho Press, 2018) – Older Teen/New Adult.
Hanif Abdurraqib, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Two Dollar Radio, 2017) – Young Adult and Up.Which of these titles are favorites of yours? Which do you think made the top fiction and nonfiction title for 2019? Which do you think are in our Top 10 overall Titles? Stay tuned to our website for the final announcements in the next two weeks.
Jade H. Brooks, The Teen Sex Trade: My Story (Formac, 2017) – Young Adult.
Jesse-Ray Lewis, Hillbilly Drug Baby: The Poems (WriteLife Publishing, 2018) -Young Adult.
Latin American Youth Center Writers and Santiago Casares, Voces sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth (Shout Mouse Press, 2018) – Young Adult.
Valencia Griffin-Wallace, Motherless Child: A Journey of Growing Up and Forgiving (Valencia G. Wallace Publisher, 2018) – Older Teens.