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Celebrating Black History Month at the
        Rapides Parish Library!

The Rapides Parish Library celebrates Black History Month
with programs that commemorate the outstanding
achievements by Black Americans and their central role in
U.S. history. Many of our branches throughout the system
have events planned both in the library and in the
community during Black History Month. Below are just a
few of the programs your neighborhood library offers in the

month of February!

The Boyce Branch hosts their second Annual Black
History Month Poster Contest! Customers from pre-K to
Adult, have the opportunity to design a poster celebrating
Black History Month. All entries will be judged on creativity,
artistic merit, and best representation of the 2017 Black
History Month theme: “INSPIRED TO SUCCEED”. The
deadline to enter is: February 18, 2017 at 12:00pm. For

more information, call 318-793-2182.

The Main Library, located downtown Alexandria, hosts             These are just a few of the family-friendly programs
a perennial favorite: Candied Yams and Cornbread. On             and events the Rapides Parish Library is offering in
February 18, 2017 from 11:00am to 12:00pm, central
                                                                 observance of Black History Month.

Louisiana’s own master storytellers, Sylvia Davis and Rosa       For more information on any of the programs and
Metoyer are together to delight families with stories and        events, pick up a copy of out monthly event guide or
musical entertainment celebrating Black History month!           check online at www.rpl.org click the Events tab for a
This annual event is free and open to the public. For more       complete look each month of what is offered at your
information contact Karla Kirby at 318-442-2483 x 1904.          neighborhood library!

The King Branch offers, for the third year, the Annual
Authors’ Showcase. On February 25, 2017 beginning at
10:00am published and indie authors, poets and historians
will offer their books to the public. The growing popularity of
this event has required a larger venue! This year, the 3rd
Annual Authors’ Showcase will be held in the Alexandria
Mall located at 3437 Masonic Drive. The showcase
celebrates Black History month and more. The participating
authors offer us an amazing opportunity to travel into their
world of imagination and creativity! Call 318-445-3912 for

more information.

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