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Black Cinema Film Series : Ethnic Notions

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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

Last Week For Teacher In The Library This Year

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Teacher in the library.jpgThis 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:
• focus
• 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.

Black Cinema Film Series - Strange Fruit

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Photo by William P. Gottlieb

In collaboration with Blk-Art, History & Culture, the Washington Park Library will present a Fall and Winter 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. The presentation is intended for adult audiences. No registration is required.

Strange Fruit is an examination of the anti-lynching protest song made famous by Billie Holiday. It reviews the historical events, contexts and incidents of racial hatred that the song's title represents. The film also follows the underlying problem of racism that continues into contemporary culture.

WHERE: Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 18th, 6:00PM to 7:45PM

"Strange Fruit", sung by Billie Holiday, can be downloaded for free through Freegal Music, available to all adults who have a valid library card from Milwaukee Public Library (residents of the city of Milwaukee only).

Letter Knowledge College: Teaching the Alphabet

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ABC game.jpgThere 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.

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Pullman Porter helping a woman with her bags, c. 1880

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

old newspapers.jpgIn 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.

Tomorrow's screening will be of the film The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords. This film presents a history of African-American newspapers and journalism from the mid-19th century through the 20th century. It tells of the struggles against censorship and discrimination and for freedom of the press, with commentary by historians, journalists, and photojournalists.

Location: Washington Park Library
Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM

Put Your Best Foot Forward In Your Career Path

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man walking forward with shadows.jpgDiscover clever ways to increase your effectiveness in your career search as well as in the workplace. Through hands-on activities you will increase your value as an employee by strengthening soft skills such as: interpersonal communication, interview preparation, and professionalism.

Date: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM
Library: Washington Park

This program is free, and open to the public. No registration is required.

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