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Ethnic Notions looks at the portrayal of African Americans in American pop culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This Emmy award-winning documentary takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing the evolution of the deeply rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice. Ethnic Notions was directed by Marlon Riggs, who, in addition to being a filmmaker, was also a poet, an educator and an activist.
Ethnic Notions is being shown as a part of the Black Cinema Film Series. In collaboration with Blk-Art, History & Culture, the Washington Park Library will present award-winning documentaries highlighting African American history and achievement throughout the year. Screenings will be presented with discussion sessions and are free and open to the public.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 19th at 6pm
WHERE: Washington Park Library, 2121 N Sherman Blvd
The Wisconsin State Law Library has an amazing, information-packed, and award-winning website. This is a resource you can access from your home or office computer. The library staff has researched more than 450 legal topics with hyperlinks to related information. In addition, you can also learn how to:
• access Wisconsin and Federal legal resources,
• use Legal Trac and HeinOnline to find legal articles, law journals, and law reviews,
• navigate the library's catalog, and
• much, much more.
Location: Meeting Room 1
Date: Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Time: 12:00 P.M. to 12:50 P.M.
Other Information: 1 CLE credit will be available to attorneys who register for this course. Registration is required; please call 414.286.3011 to register. Presented by the Milwaukee Legal Resource Center and the Milwaukee Public Library.
In celebration of Black History Month, Milwaukee Public Library is hosting several events at multiple library locations throughout the month of February. One of these events, African American History with Clayborn Benson will be held on Wednesday, February 12th at the Martin Luther King Library.
What impact did African Americans have on Wisconsin's inception as a state? What contributions did they make to the nation's Civil Rights struggle? What famous African American personalities have visited Wisconsin? Learn about African American migration patterns, how Wisconsin became a center of northern abolitionism, and how Wisconsin laws and policies shaped life for African Americans during African American Wisconsin History with Clayborn Benson. Historian Clayborn Benson is the founder of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum in Milwaukee and was an award-winning photojournalist at TODAY'S TMJ4 for 39 years.
Everyone is welcome to attend this event. No reservations are necessary.
Martin Luther King Library
310 W. Locust St
Wednesday, February 12
6:00PM to 7:00PM
This is the last week for the regularly scheduled Teacher in the Library program in 2013. This program will temporarily cease over the holidays, so take advantage of this program this week. In case you haven't heard about this wonderful service, here are the facts.
Teachers are available at selected libraries during after school hours from September-June to assist both students and parents with academic support and encouragement. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Check out the library's event calendar for information on times and locations.
Teachers will help students:
• use appropriate learning strategies
• find the best resources for completing their homework assignments
• find books appropriate for their reading level
Teachers will help parents:
• learn how to help their children at home with school assignments
• by answering questions they have regarding their child's homework
If you'd like to see the listing for Teacher in the Library in the children's programming calendar for spring, click here, and look at the final page.
There is still time today to register for this free continuing education course for child care providers. In this class, attendees learn ways to help children recognize the differences between how letters look, their names, and their sounds while having fun. This class includes materials for you to make an activity for use in your classroom. Those who attend receive 1.5 continuing education credit hours.
Library: Washington Park
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Registration is required. Adults only; no children, no exceptions. Check-in begins 10 minutes prior to class start time so workshop can begin as scheduled. To receive credit, attendees must arrive on time.
Registration Ends: 12/10/2013 at 5:00 PM. To register, call Ready Reference at (414)286-3011.
In collaboration with Blk-Art, History & Culture, the Washington Park Library will present a Fall Film Series. Award-winning documentaries highlighting African American history and achievement will be presented with discussion sessions. Screenings are free and open to the public. This presentation is intended for an adult audience.
Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle discusses the struggle of black Pullman Porters to unionize, even though rebuked by white organized labor, and the eventual formation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters under A. Philip Randolph. It also explores the impact of this group on the American civil rights movement.
Where: Washington Park Library - 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
When: Wednesday, November 20th at 6pm