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Telling a People's Story Exhibit

African-American Children's Illustrated Literature Exhibit

2022-01-14 00:00:00 2022-01-14 23:59:00 America/New_York Telling a People's Story Exhibit An exhibition devoted to the art within African-American children’s picture books. The selection of approximately 130 works features more than 30 artists, spanning nearly 50 years of creativity. Delaware Main Library

Friday, January 14
All day

Add to Calendar 2022-01-14 00:00:00 2022-01-14 23:59:00 America/New_York Telling a People's Story Exhibit An exhibition devoted to the art within African-American children’s picture books. The selection of approximately 130 works features more than 30 artists, spanning nearly 50 years of creativity. Delaware Main Library

Delaware Main Library

Delaware Open Meeting Space

An exhibition devoted to the art within African-American children’s picture books. The selection of approximately 130 works features more than 30 artists, spanning nearly 50 years of creativity.

Organized by the Miami University Art Museum through a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, for the first time, African-American children’s illustrated literature is the focus of a museum exhibition featuring art produced for book illustrations. 

This presentation of this genre offers a lens into the cultural, historical, and social makeup of African-American cultural identity, while also shedding light on the long-neglected world of African-American authors and illustrators in the pantheon of children’s literature. 

Telling A People’s Story addresses:

  • The presentation of African-American identity and history in a creative, educational and respectful manner.
  • The raising of greater awareness for the role African-American illustrators and authors play in the development and growth of the field of children’s literature.
  • The topic of social justice throughout African-American history.
  • The need for awareness of the challenges African-American children’s book authors and illustrators face in a field lacking sufficient representation of minorities.
  • The importance of appreciating the culture and history of a people who are deeply rooted in the American story.

Telling A People's Story exhibit

Special thanks to Community Partners:

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Delaware Main Library

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Phone: 740-362-3861
Branch manager
Pamela Taylor

Hours
Mon, Aug 15 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Aug 16 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 17 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Aug 18 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Aug 19 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Aug 20 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 21 Closed

About the branch

The 35,000 square foot Delaware Main Library is the oldest and largest branch of our library system which serves the public as well as houses a majority of our administrative offices. Located around the corner from downtown Delaware, it serves as our central branch for those on foot as well as those in a rush. 


The Main Library also hosts the Delaware County Genealogical Society. Genealogical Society volunteers are in the Library to assist researchers on limited dates and by appointment. 

 

DCDL welcomes all people to our programs and events. If you require ASL interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, please contact us at pr@delawarelibrary.org.

Upcoming events

Tue, Aug 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Delaware Community Room
The Library Board of Trustees meet regularly on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 5:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

Sat, Aug 20, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Delaware Local History Room
Every Saturday volunteers from The Delaware County Genealogical Society will be here to assist patrons.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Get extra practice and build confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog! Bring your favorite book or grab one off the shelf.