Springfield, MO—All ages are invited to the annual Meet and Greet Celebration, a diverse lineup of educational storytelling presentations that convey the legacy of “Hair-i-tage,” community and culture. The event is 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central St.
“The Meet and Greet Celebration event is an amazing opportunity to reconnect families to the many free and new resources available to the community.” said Christine Peoples, Meet and Greet Coordinator
Here’s the schedule of events:
• 10 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room will be a Q & A with Diversity Fellow and professor of Childhood Education and Family Studies, Dr. Sabrina A. Brinson. Dr. Brinson works at Missouri State University and specializes in diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice, with an emphasis in African-American studies and culturally responsive literature. Dr. Brinson will talk about strategies to motivate reading in the community, share her collection of cultural responsive books and discuss the social and emotional benefits of reading.
• 11:30 a.m. in the Teen Room. The Nappy Hair Story “Call and Response” Tellin’…
Join a celebration of Carolivia Herron’s book, “Nappy Hair” as she originally intended it. Experience the joy of interactive storytelling in a recreated birthday party. Enjoy a picnic with friends and family, refreshments, and a personalized art project.
• 1:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room. A Trip to the South, with the help of some friends, Grandma’s in-home beauty salon reveals living history from Grandpa Great’s barber stump to Dad’s Morehouse College suitcase.
“Sunday Mornings,” traditional dress, beliefs and family meals.
“Saturday Night Socials,” a collage of social life depicting in-home parties in Kansas City in the 1940’s.
“Moms Inventions,” photos and artifacts of moms and their creative inventions.
This Program is coordinated by Peoples Etiquette and The Library in collaboration with the NAACP Springfield branch, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and support by R.O.D. Solutions.
New as well: MGC’s Library Card Drive is kicking off African American History month! Calling on pastors to sign up their church congregation to participate Saturday February 6, from 9 am throughout the rest of the MGC’s event!” said Christine Peoples