Events Listings

As a precautionary response to the spread of coronavirus(COVID-19), all Fulton County Library System locations including The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History will suspend operations.  This suspension of operation includes the suspension of any public programming and events effective immediately until further notice. During our closure please utilize the Fulton County Library System’s electronic resources such as Hoopla, Overdrive, RB Digital, and Freegal, which are accessible with a valid Fulton County Library System Library card.

AARL October Virtual Programs
 
 
AARL Instructional Series: Google Basics
Instructonal Research Live Stream
5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Google Basics and Drive is an accessible, culturally relevant introduction to Google and its applications, including essential tools regarding the construction of information, as well as techniques for accessing and evaluating information. Utilizing the Fulton County Library System collection of resources, with a special focus on those specific to the AARL and relating to the Black experience and Africana studies, this course is influenced by Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Computer Literacy for Higher Education, which outlines threshold concepts for the mastery of information and computer literacy, but geared to meet researchers at any skill level.
View this program at www.facebook.com/AuburnAvenueResearchLibrary
 
 
Anti-Racism: Powerful Voices, Inspiring Ideas
Kenrya Rankin in Conversation with Mattice Haynes
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020
 Discover the powerful words of anti-racism activists in this vibrant, resonant collection of quotes that centers previously unheard voices while also paying tribute to those who came before. More than 100 incisive, thought-provoking passages will enlighten and inspire in this must-have collection for everyone who cares about promoting racial equity. Kenrya Rankin celebrates resistance by centering and honoring anti-racist voices, past and present. This exciting collection showcases passages from the writings or speeches of thinkers and activists in the anti-racist community. These are words to enlighten, to prompt change, to provide encouragement, and to move readers to action.
 
 
Daughters of The Dust
Virtual Community Film Discussion
 
7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020
In celebration of Gullah Geechee Heritage Month, and throughout the month of October, AARL celebrates Gullah Geechee culture, Sea Island/Isles natives, and low country communities with a Virtual Community Film discussion. This occasion will examine the Gullah community, isolated in the swampy atmosphere, based on ancient Yoruba traditions. This unique community is explored in Julie Dash's debut feature, Daughters of the Dust, a costume drama about the Peazant family, a fictional group of Gullah natives living on Ido Landing.This event will be moderated by AARL Librarian Forrest Evans. Panel discussants include Amir Jamal Toure, Georgia Southern University Visiting Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Founder of ayCleanSoul; Ayinde Summers, Education Director of Project South and GSU Professor and Isaiah Quarterman, Vice President of Georgia State University Residence Hall Association.
View this program at www.facebook.com/AuburnAvenueResearchLibrary
 
 
Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty
Regis and Kahran Bethencourt in conversation with Sierra King
7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020
the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, Regis and Kahran Bethencourt, in conversation with Atlanta-based artist, Sierra King, for a celebration of the Bethencourts' photography book, Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty.
With stunning images of natural hair and gorgeous, inventive visual storytelling, Glory puts Black beauty front and center with more than 100 breathtaking photographs and a collection of powerful essays about the children in the photographs. At its heart, Glory is a recognition and celebration of the versatility and innate loveliness of Black hair and black beauty.
Register at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/glory-magical-visions-of
 
 
Lift Every Voice
Celebration of African American Poetry
7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2020
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in partnership with the Library of America, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora (CSAD) and Department of African American Studies (AAS) at Georgia State University, Lift Every Voice: Atlanta's Contribution to the Black Poetic Tradition, is part of a nationwide celebration of 250 years of African American Poetry. Anchored by African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, a definitive new anthology edited by poet and Schomburg Center Director Kevin Young, this conversation will examine the African American poetic tradition and its imaginative range and richness that is rooted in the lived experience of being Black in the American South, with a particular focus on the region’s mecca, the city of Atlanta. This event’s principal objective is to explore the emergence and ongoing complex evolution of the Black poetic tradition of the American South in all its various forms, the perspectives it offers on American history within the struggle for racial justice, and its role as the communal reservoir for a peoples' collective memory.
 
 
AARL Instructional Series: Job Readiness
Instructonal Research Live Stream
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Job Readiness is an accessible, culturally relevant introduction to prepare patrons, and provide essential tools regarding the construction of information and professional development, as well as techniques for accessing and evaluating information. Utilizing the Fulton County Library System collection of resources, with a special focus on those specific to the Auburn Avenue Research Library and relating to minority-serving institutions and environments, this course is influenced by Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) framework for Computer Literacy for Higher Education, which outlines threshold concepts for the mastery of information literacy, but geared to meet researchers at any skill level.
View this program at www.facebook.com/AuburnAvenueResearchLibrary
 
 
The Glass Bottle Tree
Africana Virtual Story Time
7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020
In celebration of Gullah Geechee Heritage month, and throughout the month of October, AARLcelebrates Gullah Geechee culture, Sea Island/Isles natives, and low country communities with a reading of Glass Bottle Tree, by Evelyn Coleman. Coleman’s story illustrates a Black family living together way out in the country. The pair, African American girl and her grandmother, have such a close relationship that they communicate without words. For access to AARL Africana Storytime, browse our official website or social media.
View this program at www.facebook.com/AuburnAvenueResearchLibrary
 
 
The Impact of Black Panther
Superheroes In Color: Episode 2
3:00 p.m.Saturday, October 31, 2020
This discussion will be an in-depth character analysis of Marvel Comic’s Black Panther, exploring the iconic superhero’s progression from his first comic book appearance in Fantastic Four #52, (1966) to Ryan Coogler’s (2018) major motion picture. A critical inquiry into the racial and socio political origins of the Black Panther this discussion will serve as a lens to survey the presence and impact of Blackness on the ethos of the comic book industry and global popular culture.
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