Sunday, February 04, 2001

Black History Month events this week

        If your group would like to publicize an event, please submit the information to Elaine Trumpey at

Branch libraries study music, crafts

               At branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County:

        The Avondale Branch, 3566 Reading Road, will host “Demonstrations of Opera & Jazz: Singing Styles of Darrell Jones” at 10 a.m. Monday.

        The North Central Branch, 11109 Hamilton Ave., will present “Black History Celebration: Stories, Crafts & More!” for ages 6 and older, at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

        • The Bond Hill Branch, 1703 Dale Road (369-4445), will host Black History Month with Steve Hayes, for all ages at 10 a.m. Thursday and at the Madisonville Branch, 4830 Whetsel Ave., (369-6029) at 2:30 p.m. for ages 5 and older. .

Downtown library traces art influence

               The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, 800 Vine St. downtown, will offer the following free programs that examine the influence of African-Americans on the American arts:

        African Drums: A History of West African Drumming and Its Influence on American Black Music, presented by Robert Davis, Essence of Africa, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Atrium.

        Art of Africa, presented by the Cincinnati Art Museum, 2 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Huenefeld Tower Room.

Miami-Hamilton offers "read-in'

               HAMILTON — The following events will take place at Miami University Hamilton, 1601 Peck Blvd.:

        The 12th Annual African American Read-In will be 3 p.m. Monday in Room 114, Rentschler Hall.Information: 785-3024.

        • Charles Davis, a baseball player from the Negro League, will describe his experiences at noon Tuesday in the Resource Center of the Office of Multicultural Services. Information: 785-3024.

        The Mystics will perform in Schwarm Commons at noon Wednesday and again during the Miami University Hamilton-Middletown basketball game at 7:30 p.m. Information: 785-3028.

MU-Middletown has free programs

               MIDDLETOWN — Free events at Miami University Middletown, 4200 E. University Blvd., include:
       Monday: African American Read-In, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Johnston Hall lobby.

        Tuesday: A performance by According to John and a talk by Pam Stenzel, 6-9 p.m., Dave Finkelman Auditorium.

        Information, (513) 727-3353.


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