Quilt Exhibit Stitches Together Library’s ‘Big Read’ Events PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 31 January 2013 15:54

Reception on Saturday will feature Allen Temple Baptist Men’s Choir

013113e3An exhibit of quilts by the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland is on display at the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., as part of the library’s 2013 Big Read program.

The public is invited to a special opening reception for “Ancestral Memories” on Saturday, Feb, 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Karp-Estudillo Room of the San Leandro Main Library.

The well respected and highly praised Allen Temple Baptist Church Men’s Choir, an ensemble of 25 men, will add their voices to the program.

The event is free and all are invited and encouraged to attend.  No prior registration necessary. The program will consist of a presentation about African American quilting and a discussion of the specific quilts in the exhibit.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 577-3971.

Please join the San Leandro Public Library and the City of San Leandro for this program and many others celebrating African American History Month and the 2013 San Leandro Big Read honoring Zora Neale Hurston’s must-read novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

The Big Read program will kick-off with guest speaker Lucy Anne Hurston on February 9th and continue with a variety of programs and events including book discussions through March. For information about upcoming Big Read events visit the San Leandro Library, one of the branch libraries or go to www.sanleandrolibrary.org.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

For more information, call Addie Silveira at 577-3991.

CAPTION: A quilt by Benita Jones, “My Guardian Angels,” is one of the works on display at the Main Library’s Ancestral Memories exhibit.



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