Solomon Northrup Talk and Other February Programs at the Berkley Public Library

Solomon Northrup Talk and Other February Programs at the Berkley Public Librarydinos02sidelogo3

(Berkley Library Press Release, Jan. 29, 2014)

Here are four great programs are scheduled at the Berkley Public Library in February.

Solomon Northrup’s America

Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a talk on Solomon Northrup, a free black man from upstate New York, who was abducted and sold into slavery. His personal story inspired the popular film 12 Years a Slave. Dr. Roy E. Finkenbine of sidebar01sponsorthe University of Detroit Mercy will give a fascinating talk on Solomon Northrup, the growing division of America over slavery during that time, and Northrup’s post-slavery efforts to promote abolition and to gain compensation for his enslavement.  Register to attend at the Adult reference desk or call 248-658-3440.

Family Craft Night

Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Make a Valentine’s Day decoration and have a special snack. This program is suggested for ages 3 to 12. Children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or caregiver.  This program is reserved for Berkley residents, who can register at the Children’s desk or call 248-658-3440.

Music Together

Wednesday, February 19 at 11:00 a.m.gallowaycollens1

Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music will present a sample of their family music class for children ages 0-5. Explore musical play in this one hour fun-filled music and movement class. This program is reserved for Berkley residents, who can register at the Children’s desk or call 248-658-3440.

eBooks at the Library 

Thursday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Would you like to get eBooks for your iPad, Kindle or other device?  Attend this free class to learn how to download eBooks from the library’s online collection.  Bring your device if you’d like hands-on help after the class.  This program is reserved for Berkley residents, who can register at the Adult reference desk or call 248-658-3440.

The Berkley Public Library is located at 3155 Coolidge Highway in Berkley.  For additional information, call 248-658-3440 or visit www.berkley.lib.mi.us.

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