Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Young Writer's Program

Are You A Writer?

Join the Young Writer's Program at South Atlanta
This Critique Group will meet once a month in the Media Center
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Short Stories

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Song

Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes
Love Song for Lucinda by Langston Hughes

Is a ripe plum
Growing on a purple tree.
Taste it once
And the spell of its enchantment
Will never let you be.
Is a bright star
Glowing in far Southern skies.
Look too hard
And its burning flame
Will always hurt your eyes.
Is a high mountain
Stark in a windy sky.
If you
Would never lose your breath
Do not climb too high.

Check out The Complete Works of Langston Hughes in the library today.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Black People Don't Surf!

Black People Don't Surf!....Wrong! In honor of Black History Month the library is highlighting all the cool stuff black people DO, so we can remember that Black Folk are without limits.

White Wash, the documentary, is a film exploring the complexity of race in America through the eyes of the ocean. Examining the history of “black consciousness” as it triumphs and evolves into the minds of black surfers, we learn the power of transcending race as a constructive phenomenon. The story is narrated by the legendary, Grammy Award winner Ben Harper (Fistful of Mercy, Relentless 7, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals) along with Tariq “Blackthought” Trotter of the Grammy Award winning hip hop group, The Roots whom also originally scored the film.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Marvelyn Brown, Author and Activist

Author and Activist Marvelyn Brown will be visiting the school on Tuesday, February 5th. Her memoir The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and HIV Positive will be available for check out in the library. We're excited to have her speak about her life and passions. Parents and students are invited to share their experiences, support, and concerns in the comment section. You can tweet about the event using the hashtag #marvelynHMS or #marvelynCAD