Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

DIY 30 second films

A Vine tutorial

Record quiet moments, artistic narratives, or just plain goofy fun with an app called Vine!Essentially a stop-motion video app for your iPhone, Vine lets users create their own short, 30-second films to share with the world.See an example here!

Taking Bites Out of Crime

It's a graphic novel so disgusting that you won't be able to put it down. The main character, Detective Chu, literally takes bites out of crime whether they're fresh or fetid and decomposing. Tony is a cibopath, meaning that he gets psychic information from the food he eats. If he eats an apple, he learns about how the apple grew, and if he eats a hot dog, he feels something much different.

The Civil Rights Act of l964: Is It Relevant Today?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub. L 88-352) is considered the nation's most comprehensive civil rights law enacted by Congress to end discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national orgin. President John F. Kennedy first proposed the landmark action in a July 11, 1963 nationally televised address. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation into law on July 2, 1964.

'The Indignant Generation'

A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics 1934-1960

The Indignant Generation has garnered numerous honors since it was published in 2011.

Keeping Cool through Crafts

Teen Space Craft Books

Are you tired of the hot and sticky weather? Want to stay cool and busy? Visit Teen Space and browse craft books.

'The Heart of the Race Problem'

'The Life of Kelly Miller' by Dr. Ida E. Jones

Please join us in the Black Studies Center on Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. as Dr. Ida E. Jones, Assistant Curator of Manuscripts in the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, discusses her book, The Heart of the Race Problem: The Life of Kelly Miller.

South Africa

Teen Space Personal Connection

Teen Space librarians and teens are excited about poetry group Split this Rock's visit to Tshwane ('T' is silent), located near Pretoria, South Africa. Split this Rock meets weekly in Teen Space to discuss the writing of poetry. At each session, members compose and read aloud their poems for feedback from each other.

July Goodreads Book Group: Audiobooks

Do you want to join a book group, but don't have the time to attend meetings? Do you like using social media and are looking for a good group to discuss your latest literary indulgence or to learn what others are reading?Join our online book discussion group on Goodreads

Pimping Fictions

African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of of Black Pulp Publishing

Justin Gifford is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno.

10 Easy Ways to Get Your Child to Read This Summer

Tips for Parents

Reading increases vocabulary, builds confidence and strengthens children’s critical thinking. When children read for fun, they learn to love reading. Here are some tips for you to help your child become a reader this summer.

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