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A Conversation with Damon Mosley

Local Author Visit

2022-09-22 19:00:00 2022-09-22 21:00:00 America/New_York A Conversation with Damon Mosley Join writer, producer, and publisher Damon Mosley in a discussion with the Delaware African American Heritage Council, followed by a meet & greet and a book signing of "Smile for We." Delaware Main Library - Delaware Community Room

Thursday, September 22
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-22 19:00:00 2022-09-22 21:00:00 America/New_York A Conversation with Damon Mosley Join writer, producer, and publisher Damon Mosley in a discussion with the Delaware African American Heritage Council, followed by a meet & greet and a book signing of "Smile for We." Delaware Main Library - Delaware Community Room

Delaware Main Library

Delaware Community Room

Join writer, producer, and publisher Damon Mosley in a discussion with the Delaware African American Heritage Council, followed by a meet & greet and a book signing of "Smile for We."

For updates on Damon's visit, please fill out the Register button on this page. 

Mosley just released his second book, "Smile for We," as part of a movement to stop the negative stereotypes seen in movies and on TV. He wants to help the world see Black men in a different light, so he grabbed his camera and went outside to find beauty in the US. As more teens are caught up in violence, he hopes the book can also serve as a positive influence, full of role models for younger generations.  Learn more about "Smile for We" and Damon Mosley at https://smileforwe.com. Watch an ABC6 interview with Damon! 

Mosley will chat with Johnnie Jackson, MBA, Diversity and Equity Supervisor for Marion City Schools. They will discuss how Mosley became an author, the inspiration for the book, defining language, and exploring and reframing themes. He'll talk about how negative images of Black men - in news coverage, entertainment, and politics - are weaponized into actual legislation against the Black community. Thus the need for rebranding through positive images.

Johnnie Jackson is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University. He is currently the Diversity and Equity Supervisor for Marion City Schools.

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AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Writing | Culture | Community Event | Author Visit |

Delaware Main Library

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Phone: 740-362-3861
Branch manager
Pamela Taylor

Hours
Mon, Nov 28 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 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

Thu, Dec 01, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Delaware Local History Room
Every Thursday volunteers from The Delaware County Genealogical Society will be here to assist patrons.

Fri, Dec 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Delaware Community Room
Kids will have fun learning while caregivers learn ways to help children get ready for Kindergarten!

Sat, Dec 03, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Delaware Local History Room
Every Saturday volunteers from The Delaware County Genealogical Society will be here to assist patrons.

Mon, Dec 05, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Delaware Community Room
Kids will have fun learning while caregivers learn ways to help their children get ready to read!

Tue, Dec 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Delaware Community Room
Caregivers are guided through interactive rhymes, songs, and stories with their little ones!

Wed, Dec 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Delaware Community Room
Kids will have fun learning while caregivers learn ways to help their children get ready to read!

Thu, Dec 08, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Delaware Local History Room
Every Thursday volunteers from The Delaware County Genealogical Society will be here to assist patrons.

Thu, Dec 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Delaware Community Room
Please join us for the annual meeting of the Friends of the Delaware County District Library. Enjoy a recap of the year, hear plans for the future, and meet the Library's new director, Bryan Howard.

Fri, Dec 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Delaware Community Room
Kids will have fun learning while caregivers learn ways to help children get ready for Kindergarten!

Sat, Dec 10, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Delaware Local History Room
Every Saturday volunteers from The Delaware County Genealogical Society will be here to assist patrons.