Atlanta-Fulton Public Library SystemAuthor and Art Programs and Events February 2012

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    African-Americans for the Arts Exhibition

    February 1-25. Library hours.

    First Thursday Art Walk Opening Reception, February 2. 6:00 p.m.

    A multimedia group exhibition presented in celebration of Black History Month.

    Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Library System

    One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303

    For information call 404.730.1906

    African Religious Cultures in the Caribbean – Community Lecture

    Wednesday, February 8. 7:00 p.m.

    In recognition of the 2012 Reggae Week, and in collaboration with Emory University and Karen Mason of Red Clay Music, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host, African Religious Cultures in the Caribbean, a community lecture facilitated by Professor Dianne Diakite of Emory University which discusses the cultural forms Kumina, Myal, Obeah and Rastafari in Jamaica, Vodou in Haiti and Orisha in Trinidad.

    Auburn Avenue Research Library, a Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta 30303-2503

    For information call 404.730.4001 x100

    The Art of Mark Rothko: Lecture Series

    Thursday, February 9. 1:00 p.m.

    Selected reading from the play and overview of the Mark Rothko’s life. Director David DeVries will discuss the play and overview of Rothko’s life and Tom Key will perform a reading from the play.

    East Atlanta Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    400 Flat Shoals Ave, SE, Atlanta 30316

    For information call 404.730.5438

    The Art of Mark Rothko: Lecture Series

    Thursday, February 9. 4:00 p.m.

    A general discussion on art history during the period of Mark Rothko’s art (1940 – 1970).

    Program participant is artist and Southwest Atlanta resident, Tom Swanston.

    Southwest Branch, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331

    For information call 404.699.6363

    The Art of Mark Rothko: Lecture Series

    Monday, February 13. 1:00 p.m.

    Meet Catherine Fox, art historian and art critic will discuss Rothko’s art and theories. In addition, Tom Key will perform a reading from the play, Red. Adults. Reservations required.

    Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303

    For information call 404.730.1906

    Introduction to the Black Age of Comics: Past, Present, and Future by Joseph R. Wheeler

    Community Discussion

    Thursday, February 9. 7:00 p.m.

    In recognition of Black History Month and in collaboration with Onyx Con, the Auburn Avenue Research Library presents, Introduction to the Black Age of Comics: Past, Present, and Future, a community discussion on the historical and contemporary presence of Africana culture and experience. This event will be facilitated by Joseph R. Wheeler III, founder of Atlanta’s Onyx Con Convention, which celebrates the presence of the African Diaspora in popular arts and culture.

    Auburn Avenue Research Library, a Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta 30303-2503

    For information call 404.730.4001 x100

    Meet Selected Members of the Famous Tuskegee Airmen and Author Zellie Rainey Orr

    Saturday, February 11. 2:00 p.m.

    Join us for a discussion with local Tuskegee Airmen and author Zellie Rainey Orr. Heroes in War – Heroes book is about the Tuskegee Airmen and their service in World War II is subtitled “A Tribute to the ‘First’ Air Force Top Guns.”  All ages.

    Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303

    For information call 404.730.1906

    Black Stars in Orbit: African Americans and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Film Screening

    Saturday, February 11. 4:00 p.m.

    Retired Deputy Director for Civil Affairs at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. Curtis M. Graves will discuss his 30-year career at NASA and the extraordinary achievements of African American Astronauts and Scientists to the exploration of space. This event will include a screening of the documentary produced by Dr. Graves, Black Stars in Orbit: African Americans and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    Auburn Avenue Research Library, a Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta 30303-2503

    For information call 404.730.4001 x100

    Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Top Ten Critique Group

    Sundays, February 12; March 11, April 15, May 20. 2:00–3:00 p.m.

    Vicky Alvear Shecter, author of Cleopatra’s Moon will speak on March 11.

    Publishers send galley proofs; teens select the books they want to read and write reviews for.

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