The Annual Black History Month Poetry Contest
invites all ages to submit original verse on the theme: Contributions of People of African Descent. Stop in or e-mail email@example.com for an entry form and contest guidelines. Submissions of typed original verse are accepted via e-mail and in-person thru Saturday, February 9th at 5pm.Save the Date! Saturday, February 23rd at 2pm for the Contest awards presentation, celebratory readings, and light refreshments.
More Countee Cullen Branch Highlights:
Countee Cullen Branch is honored to be the recipient of the first annual Essence ‘Save Save Our Libraries’ campaign award. The Branch is looking forward to enhancing the historic James Weldon Johnson Collection of quality Children’s Books about the Black Experience, and the vast collection of circulating and reference titles with the literary and materials award donations. Also, look for three Essence Magazine literary events at the branch in 2008.
Want more Poetry! Look for the annual Countee Cullen Branch Open -Mic Poetry Night in October. The contributions of past and present authors are highlighted during this event commemorating Black Poetry Day. Officially observed October 17th, (a day chosen to honor the birth of the 1st Published African-American Poet — Jupiter Hammon) Black Poetry Day acknowledges the contributions of African-Americans to American Life.
All about Busine$$? the Branch is pleased to announce the launch of our Foundation Center Collection and services! The library now offers directories, proposal writing guides, non-profit management tools, philanthropic databases for grant seekers and non-profit organizations, in addition to classes, workshops and on-line tutorials to assist grant seekers, writers and the non-profit community. Pre-register for the Foundation Center Collection Opening Reception Monday, March 10th 2008, as well as, our on-going Small Business workshop and lecture series by contacting the branch.
Visitors to the branch find many programs including the Early Days of Black Cinema film series, art talks, exhibitions and installations by nationally known artists, such as the Harlem Girls Quilt Circle, Otto Neals, and participants in the Harlem Art and Studio tour, Gaming @ The Library for all Ages, storytelling and various crafts. For more information about these on-going programs, class visits, tours, room rental, booksales, and other services, contact the branch at 212-491-2070, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at NYPL.org.