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Mixed Bag: Story Time for Grown-Ups

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February 6, 2013

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Mid-Manhattan Library

Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two at lunchtime. Bring your lunch, bring your knitting, bring a friend. Brown bag lunches welcome!

February 2013 — African-American Voices 

How John Boscoe Outsung the Devil by Arthur P. Davis

John Boscoe was the sweetest bass singer in Virginny, and he knew it too. One day the Devil overheard him boasting and challenged him to a singing contest. 

Mama’s Missionary Money by Chester Himes
 

When Lemuel “accidentally” found the old black purse in his Mama’s dresser drawer, it was filled with quarters and dimes and nickels and even a few dollar bills. He only took a quarter the first time. He knew Mama would find out eventually. It was just a question of time and punishment.

Other February Story Time Dates - February 20

Marigolds by Eugenia W. Collier
 
Old Miss Lottie lived in a ramshackle shanty in rural Maryland. Times were hard in the Depression, and the only thing of beauty in her life was the bed of marigolds in her dusty yard.
 
Exodus by James Baldwin
 

Florence decided the time had come to leave her Southern small town for New York City, even if it meant leaving her aged mother and her shiftless brother Gabriel behind. It was time to write her own history instead of reliving her mother’s. 

Check the February schedule for Mixed Bag PM, Mondays at 7:00 PM. 
 
All programs are FREE and subject to last minute change or cancellation.
 

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