Wyomissing Public Library Hosts Black History Month Events

The Wyomissing Public Library has scheduled several programs, both in-person and online, in recognition of Black History Month.

Tuesday, February 15and at 6 p.m. there will be an online discussion via Zoom on Richard Wright’s novel, native sonthe story of Bigger Thomas, 20, a young black man living in extreme poverty in a poor neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s.

The national theme for this year’s Black History Month is Health and Wellness in the Black Community. In keeping with this theme, Reading Branch, NAACP Health and Wellness Chair Dennis Williams and Local Chapter Member Rebecca Reppert will present an in-person program on Saturday, February 19.and at 1 p.m. on our local black community and health and wellness.

The novel, Who passedby Nella Larsen, written in 1929, and the film of the same name, directed by Rebecca Hall, released last year and currently streaming on Netflix, will be the subject of a Zoom discussion on Tuesday, February 21st at 18 hours. The novel and film tell the story of two friends who reunite in 1920s Harlem.

Saturday February 26and At 1 p.m., the library will present, in partnership with Bullfrog Communities, the film “The Power to Heal,” the untold story of how the twin struggles for racial justice and health care intersected: creating Medicare and desegregate thousands of hospitals at the same time. time. A discussion will follow the film.

All programs are free and open to the public; masks are required for in-person programs at the Library, 9 Reading Boulevard in Wyomissing. Registration is required for in-person programs and required for online discussions. E-mail [email protected] or call the library at 610-374-2385 or register at the front desk.

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