“What will make a person strong?” is the presentation’s point of view, an annual presentation for children ages five and up that is offered by the Greenville Branch Library and presented by Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy, who are master educators and Aesthetic Realism consultants. Their adherence to the principles of Aesthetic Realism helps Jersey City youth remain emotionally and morally strong in the face of life’s challenges.
Yung Royalty Dance Group
A local dance group, the Yung Royalty’s, flew across the stage with hip-hop aplomb. There was a range of ages, from child to teen, and it was hard to know who was better – the girls or the boys! Any which way, the Yung Royalty’s provided great entertainment.
Charles Cook Sr. & Jr.
Mr. Charles R. Cook, Jr. has been interacting in the Art of Storytelling for over 35 years, first in the educational arena, including various school districts, colleges, and the National Education Association and the New Jersey Education Association conferences. He also worked with churches; performing arts organizations – Walt Whitman Center, libraries – in Philadelphia, Newark and Jersey City; senior organizations; juvenile justice (New Jersey and Philadelphia); community outreach programs; and various other community-based organizations.
Kevin Powell Book Launch
Acclaimed author and Jersey City-native Kevin Powell came home to Jersey City, with a special book signing of his new memoir, THE EDUCATION OF KEVIN POWELL, which details his powerful life story and his growing into manhood in post-Civil Rights America. Both the Greenville Branch Library and P.S. #34 are featured significantly in Powell’s memoir.
The book signing event, part of the Jersey City Free Public Library’s commitment to expanded programming for residents, drew nearly 50 people on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Sloane Square, 150 Bay Street. WORD Bookstore, a partner in the homecoming event, worked in conjunction as a bookseller of the memoir.
“Kevin Powell is the voice of his generation, and we are happy to present him at Sloane Square,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner. “Kevin will be speaking throughout the Jersey City library system as his book tour goes on.”
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