National Library Week 2022


Mr. Rafael Alvarez & Mr. Gene Bruskin

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Mr. Neal Shusterman 

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Mr. Nick Allen

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Illstyle & Peace Productions

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National Library Week 2021 [via Zoom ! ]

From Young Audiences/Art for Learning, Maryland

The Frederick Douglass Writing Club

Students learn the importance of literacy by following the life and career of Frederick Douglass through multimedia presentations and song. This assembly takes students from Frederick Douglass’s humble beginnings on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the cities of Baltimore, New York, and London, and then back to Washington DC as he fights for the abolition of slavery through writing autobiographies, newspapers, and speeches. Baba Bomani uses his lyric videos and performances of tracks like “Selfie King” (about Douglass being the most photographed American of the 19th century) “Rhetoric Like Frederick” (about the ways Douglass wrote) “Fit to be a Slave” (about how Douglass stole his education) and “Speak for Myself” (about how Douglass gained the courage and skill to be a public speaker).


Rhythm, Rhyme & Poetry

Femi the DriFish’s poetry performance is a spoken word/slam poetry journey through the various reasons to write and perform. The purpose of Rhythm, Rhyme & Poetry is to show students that the subject matter for writing poetry can include identity, history, the simple things in life, social awareness, bullying, matters of the heart, and much more. Using words and body language can effectively convey emotions, communicate, and creatively connect with others.

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Ball in the House (a cappella group); Taikoza (Japanese drums); local YA author Kathy MacMillan; author and alum Mike Gillespie '77;  Drew Anderson, teaching artist and entertainer.

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Didgeridoo Down Under !


Reptile Wonders ! 

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Curtis Blues, Musician


Quynn Johnson, Tap Dancer


Educational Theatre Company

(Great Fights from Shakespeare)



(Uganda, East African music)