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Striking Voices: The Portraits, in-depth video interviews with the 1968 sanitation strikers and their families

Monday, April 30, 2018
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Goodwyn Gallery

The photo art and video exhibit, Striking Voices: The Portraits, is a multimedia journalism project centered around in-depth video interviews with the 1968 Memphis sanitation strikers and their families. The photos, taken between 2015 and 2017, are meant to portray the real, relatable people from that historic time, but also to show how present these heroes are in our modern lives.

Journalist and author Emily Yellin, photographer Darius B Williams, and the Striking Voices Team are in the process of producing a series of video stories, based on their interviews, that will focus on the lives of these men and women who were on the front lines in an iconic American battle. Striking Voices will roll out in the first four months of 2018 on TheRoot.com

 Striking Voices @ Indie Memphis 

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Art Open Studio

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CLOUD901
Enjoy the opportunity to explore different art mediums of painting, sketching, drawing, and sculpture. You pick, and we help you create. 
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Teen Volunteer Orientation

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cordova Library
Earn you volunteer hours the fun way by volunteering at the library! Activities are tailored to the individual and promise to be rewarding for the volunteer's future. Looks great on college and career applications!
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ACT Prep

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Parkway Village Library
Meeting Room
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Family Tunes & Tales feat. Memphis Symphony Orchestra

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Customers of all ages are invited to Family Tunes & Tales Storytime at the library, where books come to live with live musical performances by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra!
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Hattiloo at the Library

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Gaston Park Library
Meeting Room
Hattiloo At the Library presents Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth, a delightful story for young audiences, featuring the memorable and mischievous, Keisha Cane. Keisha's infamous sweet tooth strikes in the middle of the night and she breaks a cookie jar, sparking a laughable chain of events. Children will be able to predict Keisha's next mishap and will also learn a valuable lesson about making (and fixing) mistakes.
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Tunes & Tales with the Memphis Symphony

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cordova Library
Share music and at story at the Cordova Library.  Hear musicians from the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.  Share the story, I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont.  Then stay to paint (but not yourself).
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Family Movie Day

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Raleigh Library
Join us on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Saturday morning of each month from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. and watch a family favorite film. It’s an easy way to end a long week with some relaxing quality time. So our “Family Movie Day” will be a fun factor and an awesome idea and make it even more fun. 
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Paws for Reading

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
MidSouth Therapy dogs are here to help! Every Saturday in the Children's Department, you or your child can come practice your reading skills by reading out loud to a local therapy dog. Sessions are fifteen minutes long, and are given on a first come, first serve basis. No registration required
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Techy Teens

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stress Free Zone @ Raleigh

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Raleigh Library

Stress Free Zone is a place to relax every afternoon. Forget all your worries and give yourself a chance to mentally recharge. Engage in a creative activity that you enjoy such as music, crafts, writing, puzzles or painting.….something that truly gives you pleasure as often as you can.


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Digital DaVinci

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CLOUD901
Rebecca’s Hi Tech Tree House
Students can learn how to draw, edit photographs, and basic graphic designing skills on the computer using a Wacom Intuos drawing tablet and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, ect.)
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Raleigh Music Hour

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Raleigh Library

Please come and join us listen and explore an hour of music across the genres and from all music of many different tunes and popular sounds.

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Open Music session

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CLOUD901
Audio Production Lab
Open bookable time for teens who meet the requirement.
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Art Open Studio

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CLOUD901
Enjoy the opportunity to explore different art mediums of painting, sketching, drawing, and sculpture. You pick, and we help you create. 
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Open Music session

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CLOUD901
Audio Production Lab
Open bookable time for teens who meet the requirement.
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Mix Masters

3:30 AM - 4:30 AM
CLOUD901
Audio Production Lab
This is an intermediate Course for teens who are looking to dive deeper into Audio Engineering and mixing, and having already finished the intro to LogicPro X Course.
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Celebrate You (ladies)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Raleigh Library
Meeting Room
Celebrate the things that make you you! A fun storytime told with an African American Female Perspective followed by crafting to make a morning of fun and celebration.
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Preschool Storytime

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Enjoy stories, songs, and fun as children ages 3-5 are introduced to the joy-filled world of children’s books. Groups must pre-register.
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Computer and Job Readiness

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cordova Library
Meeting Room
Come to the Cordova Library to work on job readiness skills and attend a FREE Basic Computer class. You may call and reserve a space (415-2764 ext. 3) 
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Puzzle Day

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cornelia Crenshaw Library
Meeting Room
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Roblox Challenge

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Gaston Park Library
Meeting Room
Tweens will have the opportunity to challenge each other to a online game of Roblox .
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Scavenger Hunt Day

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Raleigh Library
12-1 p.m. for preschool-grade 5 in the children's department. Drop by the Library for an afternoon of scavenger hunts. Find the clues and spot hidden pictures throughout the Library to win a prize.
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Spring Break Rhyming Poem Contest

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cornelia Crenshaw Library
Meeting Room
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I'm Gonna Eat Some Worms

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
South Library
Meeting Room
Work up an appetite as you watch a movie, and help yourself popcorn and gummy worms
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