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Branching Out: Amplifying Voices Through Public Performance and Art (Programming Librarian)

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Albany Public Library was the recipient of ALA’s 2021 Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant for its Branching Out program, a community initiative intended to uplift local Black voices in music and art. The library partnered with local youth arts organizations to create a traveling mural that was displayed at library sites throughout the city. At each site, live performances took place by BIPOC performers, who also provided educational workshops for patrons following these events. The grant-funded component of this program has concluded, but the initiative is alive and growing. Learn how the library expanded this one-time grant into a much larger program that continues today.

For more information and to register, visit: https://programminglibrarian.org/learn


January 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST