Untold American Stories: February Vacation Week


The Library will offer morning and afternoon activities—centered on an invention, dance, poetry, and art-making—to complement short film screenings. And don’t forget to explore the Mapparium all week. Each day will feature a morning and an afternoon interactive workshop, as well as drop-in art activities and Mapparium tours. Art activities and Mapparium tours do not require advance registration. Program Highlights Tuesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 22 DANCING IN THE LIGHT: THE JANET COLLINS STORY: Dance Workshop Hear the motivational story of Janet Collins (1917–2003), the first African American prima ballerina, and learn some inspiring dance moves. Registration is required. Wednesday, February 21 and Friday, February 23 GARRETT’S GIFT: Invention Workshop Learn about the remarkable life of Garrett Morgan (1877–1963), an African American inventor. Then make your own invention. Registration is required. All days THE JOURNEY OF HENRY “BOX” BROWN: Activity: 28-minute film screenings Be inspired by the true story of Henry “Box” Brown (1815–1889). In 1848 Henry set out on an amazing journey from slavery in Virginia to freedom in Philadelphia. DROP-IN ART PROJECTS Crafts inspired by artists Faith Ringgold and Selma Burke. Registration is not required.


Marie Palladino

Phone: 617-450-7203

Website: http://www.mbelibrary.org

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Tue February 20, 2018 10:00 am To Fri - February 23, 2018
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The Mary Baker Eddy Library

200 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
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