About FLAVA

 

GET A TASTE OF OUR NEW FLAVA!

 

The Family of Local Authors, Visionaries & Artists (FLAVA) is a program designed to promote new aspiring local talented authors, artists, musicians and other creative expressionists by initially featuring them and their works at the Library. The goal is to make these materials available to the public through programming, circulation, presentations and displays, starting with the Library.

 

 

 

FLAVA PROGRAMS

 

Although FLAVA of the Month started as a monthly program, it has become a periodical event due to heavy programming and space constraints at the Library. Rather than feature one person a month, FLAVA will present major events showcasing an array of local talents atleast three times a year. Space, materials and weather permitting, major celebrations may include, but are not limited to: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January), Black History Month (February), Women's History Month (March), National Poetry Month (April), Summer Reading Club (June-July), and the Harvest Fest (October/November).

 

 

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

 

Check back soon for upcoming programs!

 

 

 

FLAVA APPLICATION

 

Fill out an application form to join our wonderful line up of programs!

 

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BECOMING THE NEXT FLAVA OF THE MONTH

 

If you are interested in presenting your creative expression, please email Ms. Kelley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to receive a Presentation Application. You will be contacted shortly after submitting the necessary documents.

 

LIBRARY FLAVA BOOKSHELF

 

CHECK IT OUT! Come and read books from our Local Author Bookshelf! You'll wonder why they're not famous yet. Well some of them are...

 

 

 

Dr. Anthony L. Gantt: You Too Can Write a Book!; Get Rich (Quicker)?; Differences Between The Rich & The Poor (Quotes); What's Next After High School?; Moving My Life; I Love Me!; Get Your Goals; Failure Is Success

 

Armanette Small-Reed: Tapestry: Weaving Life Through Poems

 

Dr. Barbara Jones-Jackson: Throw-Away Kids: A Case Study of the Unique Educational Needs of Foster Children

 

Dr. Brenda Eatman Aghahowa: The Sheriff Ain't Comin' Right Away; Grace Under Fire

 

Cathy Harris-Haynes: Train Up a Child: Pouring New Wine Into New Wine Skins

 

Celeste T. Parker: Beware of Bacon Bits; Pigs Don't Wear Pearls

 

CiCi Parker: Sunny Rain

 

Conrad Hall: Friends, Followers and Customer Evangelists;

 

Cornelious "See" Flowers: When I Grow Up I Want To...So That You Can!; Writing with My Eyes: A Survey of LIfe

 

D.J. Berrien: All My Friends Have Dark Brown Eyes

 

Daphne A. Kennedy-Johnson: Brothers are Forever. The Power of a Baby Girl. Black Diamonds.

 

Darryl Harvey: I Can Do Anything; Alicia's Big Test; Amigo Means Friend;  Loving a Black Woman;  Deal with the Devil;

 

Diane Martin: Never What It Seems; Never What It Seems II; Autumn Leaves; Fallen Angels; Kiss My A@@!

 

Doris L. Davis: Don't Cast the First Stone

 

Elaine Lockridge Roberts: Multi Culture Afro-American History Story Book With Coloring Activities; Multi Culture Sports Coloring Book; Window of Life

 

Gary Armstead: Of Fathers and Friends.

 

Gregg H. Brown: Arise!; From Slavery to Ownership; Journey of My Soul

 

John & Barbara Dorgan: The Code: Basics for Texting and Instant Messaging

 

John W. Fountain: Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood; True Vine

 

Joyce Elaine Jones: For Such a Journey.

 

Julius Mercer: A New Fire in You.

 

Just Sheila: Words...Inspired By... Memoirs of a Church Girl.

 

Justin Stingley: Love and Life; The Life We Live

 

Lamont Brown: From the Streets... To the Stage!

 

Leslie K. Best, Ed.D: How to Help Your Child Succeed in School. A Heritage of Black Excelllence in Chicago. The Afro-Latino: A Historical Journey

 

Mathell Givens: Angels in My Life.

 

Maxx Hassell: Sarah Had Blessings, Too

 

Michael A. Black: Windy City Knights. Random Victim. Dead Ringer. Hostil Takeovers. A Killing Frost. I Am Not a Psychic. I Am Not a Cop...

 

Michael Burton: Let Me Paint a Picture.

 

Nina Norstrom: The Big "C:" A Weapon of Death

 

Norm Cowie: Fang Face. The Adventures of Guy.The Next Adventures of Guy. The Guy'd Book.

 

Oscar DePriest Hand, Sr. & Elaine Roberts: The Soldier Children: Story Book with Activities

 

Oscar DePriest Hand, Sr. & Julia Neal Sykes: Footprints on the Rough Side of the Mountain

 

Quraysh Ali Lansana: They Shall Run: Harriet Tubman Poems.

 

Renatta L. Frazier & Courtney Mitchell: Enemy in Blue: the Renatta Frazier Story.

 

Robert Earl Love with Mel Watkins: The Bob Love Story: If It's Gonna Be, It's Up to Me

 

 T.S. Weatherspoon: The Promise

 

Dr. William A. Martin: Speak Power, Speak Wealth, and Speak Freedom

 

Yvette Jones: I Know I Love You

 

Yvonne D. Bailey: Finding My Voice, Peace by Piece

 

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