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  Bringing Black History to Life
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  Hidden Memory: One Family's Journey During World War II
  Celebrate African American History!!
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  Illinois Storytelling's Open Mic
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  Bringing Black History to Life
  African-American History Makers
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  Bringing Black History to Life
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  African American History--The Great Migration
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  Storytelling in the Snug with Janice Del Negro
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Feb 3rd, 2016 (Wed)
  Bringing Black History to Life

Kucha and Baba Tony will take you on a unique journey through African American history using stories, historical facts, poems, songs, powerful proverbs and dialect. This is an introduction to the exceptional contributions and accomplishments of African Americans. This program is accompanied by African drumming, shekere playing, and enhanced by audience participation, which includes singing and playing instruments. Come learn, be uplifted, participate and have a lot of fun!

12:00 Noon
Admission FREE

North Pulaski Library
4300 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
(312) 744-9573

Feb 4th, 2016 (Thu)
  Hidden Memory: One Family's Journey During World War II

Hear the powerfully emotional journey of Anne Shimojima's 91-year old aunt, who was sent to an internment camp for Japanese American's during World War II.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Admission $8 suggested donation

Mathers - More Than a Cafe
7134 W. Higgins
Chicago, IL 60656
Contact Phone   
(773) 774-4804

http://matherlifewaysinyourneighborhood.com/contact/
http://matherlifewaysinyourneighborhood.com/mathers-more-than-a-cafe/#simple1

Feb 4th, 2016 (Thu)
  Celebrate African American History!!

In celebration of African-American History Month, members of ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers present a program featuring narratives, myths and folktales. The spoken word will be augmented by celebration of African-American drumming. The program celebrates the depth, power and vibrancy of African-American storytelling. The featured ASE tellers are Kucha Brownlee, Velma Gladney, Dolores Gordon, Onam Lansana, and Oba William King. Alice Collins is emcee. Enoch Williamson and Babu Atiba are the featured drummers. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Center. Admission is free for Lewis students, $5 for guests and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling (815) 836-5500.

7:30 PM
Admission FREE to Lewis students, $5 for guests, $10 for the general public.

Lewis University
St Charles Borromeo Convocation Center
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
(815) 838-0500

Feb 6th, 2016 (Sat)
  Illinois Storytelling's Open Mic

Try a new story, tell for the first time,
update an old story and tell it again,
or just come to listen and enjoy.
For adults and young people over 12.
Presented by Illinois Storytelling Inc and Dominican University School of Library and Information Sciences.

7:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30 PM
Admission Free, Donations Accepted

Dominican University, Lewis Hall, Lewis Lounge
7900 West Division, River Forest

708-465-6305
margaret@margaretburk.com or jdelnegro@dom.edu
www.storytelling.org

Feb 9th, 2016 (Tue)
  Bringing Black History to Life

Kucha and Baba Tony will take you on a unique journey through African American history using stories, historical facts, poems, songs, powerful proverbs and dialect. This program is accompanied by African drumming, shekere playing, and enhanced by audience participation.

7:00 PM
Admission Free

Highland Community College Auditorium
2998 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 235-6121

Feb 9th, 2016 (Tue)
  African-American History Makers

Kucha Brownlee and Baba Tony Brown celebrate African-American history, exposing the roles of African
Americans through history in sports, music, art, education, sciences and inventions that changed the world.

2:30 PM
Admission Free

Clarence Mitchell Library
Highland Community College
2998 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 235-6121

Feb 18th, 2016 (Thu)
  Bringing Black History to Life

Kucha Brownlee and Baba Tony Brown take you on a journey through African American history using historical facts, poems, songs, powerful proverbs and dialect. This program is accompanied by African drimming, shekere playing, and enhanced by audience participation. Come learn, be uplifted and have a lot of fun!

10:30 AM
Admission FREE

Dunning Library
7455 W. Cornelia
Chicago, IL

Feb 27th, 2016 (Sat)
  African American History--The Great Migration

Join ASE: the Chicago Association of Black Storytellers' Youth as they celebrate African-American History and the 100th anniversay of the great black migration. Tellers include: Layla Akinsubuyi, Owen Charles, Nkosi Ingram, Brooks Lansana, Ari Lansana, Abdul Muhammad, Khalilah Muhammad, Alaric Rylon, Javadia Rylon, August Thigpen and Jayden Williams. Onam Lansana is emcee.

2:00 PM
Admission FREE

ML King Library
3436 S. KING Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
312-747-7517

Feb 28th, 2016 (Sun)
  Storytelling in the Snug with Janice Del Negro

“I am a storyteller who excavates and decorates the bones of traditional folk and fairy tales
as an invitation to others to do the same.”

There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Janice that evening.

**PLEASE NOTE** Seating in the Snug is very limited. Come early to reserve your seats, have a meal in our dining room, and then retire with your drinks to the coziness of the Snug for storytelling!!

Reservations for dinner and storytelling or for storytelling alone are strongly recommended.
 
8 pm
Admission No Cover, pass the hat

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201

847-864-1679
celticknotpub@sbcglobal.net
www.celticknotpub.com