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Great Michigan Read

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Jazz Concert 6:30 pm
Jazz Concert @ White Lake Township Library
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jazz Concert @ White Lake Township Library | White Lake charter Township | Michigan | United States
R. J. Spangler’s band returns in a special concert featuring the tunes popular in Harlem during the 20’s & 30’s.
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Great Michigan Read: Teen Trivia Night 7:00 pm
Great Michigan Read: Teen Trivia Night @ Novi Public Library
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we play trivia and discuss the 2017-2018 Great Michigan Read book, X: a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon. Pizza and refreshments will be served. At registration, a copy of the book will be provided for you to keep. Limit 1 book per person.
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Salute to Malcolm X display 10:00 am
Salute to Malcolm X display @ Peter White Public Library
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
We will set up a display of books, films and other materials that relate to Malcolm X on the Circulation Lobby table at the main entrance to the library. This will run for two weeks.
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Spike Lee’s film “Malcolm X” 7:00 pm
Spike Lee’s film “Malcolm X” @ Peter White Public Library
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We will show Spike Lee’s film, “Malcolm X.”
Visit by Malcolm X: A Novel co-author, Kekla Magoon 7:00 pm
Visit by Malcolm X: A Novel co-author, Kekla Magoon @ Peter White Public Library
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kekla Magoon will speak to the community about her book, Malcolm X: A Novel”. Book sales and signing.
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Author Talk with Kekla Magoon 6:00 pm
Author Talk with Kekla Magoon @ Escanaba Public Library
May 16 @ 6:00 pm
Author Talk with Kekla Magoon @ Escanaba Public Library | Escanaba | Michigan | United States
Kekla will present an author talk that is interactive and will integrate some aud ience members in a reader’s theatre experience. Kekla Magoon is the author often young adult novels, including The Rock and the River, How It Went Down, X: A Novel, and The Robyn Hoodlum Adventures Series. She has received an
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An Evening with Kekla Magoon! 7:00 pm
An Evening with Kekla Magoon! @ Crooked Tree Arts Center Auditorium
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
An Evening with Kekla Magoon! @ Crooked Tree Arts Center Auditorium | Petoskey | Michigan | United States
The Petoskey District Library is proud to host author Kekla Magoon, co-author of this year’s Great Michigan Read, X:A Novel. We will begin with a poetry recitation by Grace Garver, Petoskey High School Student and winner of Michigan’s Poetry Out Loud competition. Afterwards, Kekla Magoon will give a presentation followed
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Malcolm X film presentation 2:00 pm
Malcolm X film presentation @ Carnegie Library
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
As part of the Great Michigan Read JDL will be showing Malcolm X, the seminal film by Spike Lee about Malcolm X’s life. Learn about Malcolm’s early life, his incarceration, his acceptance of Islam, and his departure from the Nation of Islam. Film is PG 13 so nobody under 13
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KKK in Mid-Michigan 6:30 pm
KKK in Mid-Michigan @ Carnegie Library
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Please come and join Professor Michael Placco, of Macomb Community College, as he discusses the origins, impact, and history of the KKK in Michigan. This lecture is intended to give historical context to Malcolm X’s life and time in Michigan.
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