Category: BLOG POST

The Williams Sisters and the Joy of Seeing Black Women Lift Each Other Up by Chris Thompson

The only times I cared about tennis were when I had to write an index card about Arthur Ashe for a Black history Month project and watching the Williams sisters dominate the tennis. Venus was the best in the world, and then her sister…

Happy Julyteenth by Chris Thompson

“This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn… What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty…

Let’s Talk About 540Summer (2019)

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Hi Community, I hope you are enjoying your day off! While you think about this nation’s independence keep in mind that the United States was founded on the enslavement and marginalization of black and indigenous people. Not everyone enjoyed the same freedoms then and…

Where Do I Park When Visiting 540WMain? | Updated

Where Do I Park When Visiting 540? The #1 question we get is where to park at 540.  Rest assured we’ve got you covered! UPDATES When visiting before 5 PM: Patrons visiting 540WMain between the hours of 9AM-5PM should use on street parking on…

Black Women Roc Spotlight + Interview | Shetora Banks

We are pleased to spotlight Shetora Banks for 2019’s Black Women Roc! campaign About Shetora  Ms. Banks is smart, kind, and hardworking. She is an outstanding leader and a great role model for the young adults who visit our library. She often goes above…