Join us for the Mic DROP! Poetry SLAM!!! event on Monday, 2/27/2023, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. which is open to staff, students, and greater community. Want to perform your poem? Please register with your Google account and upload your written or video poetry. The last day for submissions is Thursday, February 23rd. Encourage your colleagues, students, and community to join the fun. Light refreshments will be provided.  

Contact Sherri Wyatt at if you have further questions. This event is made possible by the PIF grant for Library Outreach Programs.  

In celebration of Black History Month, the library will hold the following displays until February 28, 2023: 

  • Green Book graphic display 

Learn about the Green Book directory used by the Black community between 1936 and 1966 as a guide for safer traveling, which inspired the movie Green Book.  

  • all about love book display, featuring works from bell hooks and fellow Black authors. 

Located in the foyer, all about love book display is inspired by bell hooks from “Love as the Practice of Freedom”, “… without an ethic of love shaping the directions of your political vision and our radical aspirations, we are often seduced, in one way or the other, into continued allegiance to systems of domination – imperialism, sexism, racism, classism.” 

  • Black Resistance book display 

Inside the library, we honor Black authors’ contributions to the literary form. Books and eBooks are displayed in different locations throughout the library for the public to check out. Each selected text explores themes of black resistance throughout a variety of genres. 

Article by Sherri Wyatt

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