DBRL Programs

Bobby Norfolk: African-American Folktales
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Storyteller Bobby Norfolk is a one-man comedic dynamo who dazzles audiences with sound effects, silly mimes and sprightly moves as he spins multicultural myths, folktales, legends, poetry and fairy tales. This morning's show focuses on African-American folktales. Ages 5 and older.

Bobby Norfolk: Poetry and Prose of the Harlem Renaissance
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

This evening, we jump on the "A Train" with award-winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk for his third show today, celebrating the Harlem Renaissance with a program called "Dreams Deferred: The Poetry and Prose of the Harlem Renaissance." All aboard, for this exploration of the amazing African-American art, music and poetry that exploded out of Harlem in the early 20th century. Ages 10 and older.

First Thursday Book Discussion
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “Don't Start Me Talkin’” by Tom Williams. This comedic road novel tells the story of Brother Ben, the only remaining True Delta Bluesman, as he embarks on his final North American tour. Set in contemporary society, Brother Ben's protégé Silent Sam Stamps narrates an episodic 'last ride,' that reveals America's complicated relationship with African-American culture.

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