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Allentown pop-up library to celebrate Black History Month


The Allentown Pop-up library, 1206 Arlington Avenue, is planning several programs in celebration of Black History Month.

Quilt Me a Story: Family Story Time and Craft is slated for Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to noon. The program will include stories about the African-American quilting tradition. Afterward, those participating may create their own story with a quilting craft.

A Black History Month Read-In will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-7:30 p.m. The read-in is the library’s and community’s way of participating in the 24th National African American Read-In. Celebrate African American literacy by coming to read, listen, and share in a new community space.

The event is an open for participants to read essays, poems, stories or other writings by African American authors. Each reading should be five to 10 minutes long. Readers are welcome to bring their own reading material and are also welcome to borrow something from the library’s collection for the evening to read aloud. There will be light refreshments.

A Cornbread Cook-Off will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. Join the Allentown Pop-Up staff in creating and sampling favorite cornbread recipes. Bring the completed cornbread to the Pop-Up on Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. Sample other’s creations and help decide a fan favorite. The creator of the favorite patron recipe will receive a special prize.


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