Posted: Feb 7, 2013 at 4:20 PM [Feb 7, 2013]
YPSILANTI, MICH – The Ypsilanti District Library is pleased to host the ninth annual Ypsilanti Community African American Read In, part of a national effort celebrating African American literacy and authors, on Sunday, February 10, from 2:00-4:00 pm. This year’s theme is “Readers Are Heroes” and will feature local comic book artists and authors. The event is geared for all ages.
Young readers will have the chance to meet author Mark Askin and hear him read his book What If the Sky Was Red? Fire Chief Eric Copeland of Ypsilanti Township will also be sharing books.
The program will feature a panel of comic book artists and authors: Andre Batts, Sanaa Naeem, and Karen Simpson. Following the panel, youth 9+ and adults are encouraged to participate in a comic book workshop with Matt Feazell.
There will be light refreshments and a chance for youth 18 and under to select a free book by an African American author from books brought by Nicola’s Books.
All programs are free and open to the public.
The Ypsilanti District Library’s mission is to enrich life, stimulate intellectual curiosity, foster literacy, and encourage an informed citizenry.
To learn more about programs at YDL, visit www.ypsilibrary.org. or call 482-4110 ext. 1303.