Events Listings

Continue to follow the AARL events page and social media for expansion project updates and ongoing events and exhibitions with the Hammonds House Museum and other collaborative community partners.

 

All events and exhibitions listed will be offsite until the completion of the Library expansion. Please check each event for location.

 

 

 

Afro-Panamanian Altars and Shrines
Cultural Remembering and Community-Building through Altar Making
Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Sunday, December 28, 2014
As an official partner with Africa Atlanta 2014, the Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Hammonds House Museum, will host Afro-Panamanian Altars and Shrines Cultural Remembering and Community-Building through Altar Making. This exhibition will be on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery at the Hammonds House Museum, located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

Kwanzaa Celebration
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 • 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Office of Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History and Drew Charter School, we present another season of purpose with the All Sistah Dance, Percussion and Vocal Ensemble - GIWAYEN MATA. Celebrating Nia, the 5th principle, this free event will include a communal libation and candle-lighting ceremony facilitated by educator and community activist Chike Akua. This event will take place at the Charles R. Drew Charter School - Upper Campus, 300 East Lake Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30317 (Enter Drew Charter School upper campus via the eastside entrance off Second Avenue at the corner of Memorial Drive and Second Avenue).

 

Open Season
Art Exhibit by Shanequa Gay
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Sunday, March 29, 2015
Opening event and Artist Talk, Sunday, January 25, 2015
Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host Open Season by renowned artist Shanequa Gay. A compelling visual critique on the systematic disenfranchisement of African American males in the United States, Open Season is a dramatic exploration of the plight and perceptions of Black males in contemporary American culture. This exhibition will be on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

Saving the Soul of Georgia: Donald L. Hollowell and The Struggle for Civil Rights by Dr. Maurice C. Daniels
Author’s Discussion and Book Signing
Thursday, January 29. 7:00 p.m.
The Central Library in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host Dr. Maurice C. Daniels, who will discuss his latest publication Saving the Soul of Georgia: Donald L. Hollowell and The Struggle for Civil Rights, the first biography of a pivotal but unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement. This event will be held at the Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303.

 

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
Author’s Discussion and Book Signing
Saturday, January 31. 3:00 p.m.
Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host author Natalie Baszile, who will discuss her latest novel, Queen Sugar. A lyrical and page-turning meditation on family and race. Queen Sugar brings to life the little known world of Louisiana’s sugarcane country. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

 

 

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