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.
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).
Check back soon for upcoming programs!
Fill out an application form to join our wonderful line up of programs!
BECOMING THE NEXT FLAVA OF THE MONTH
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
Christopher "Bull" Garlington: The Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats, Death by Children!
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
Dan Dougherty: The Apocalypse Plan; Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown; The Marching Band Nerds Handbook; Sam and the Jungle Band; Thunderfeet; You Got A Boogie; http://www.beardocomics.com
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;
Sgt. David J. Haynes: The Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats
DJ Corchin: I Feel...; I Feel... Awesome; I Feel... Different; I Feel... Sick; I Feel... Too!; The Marching Band Nerds Handbook; Sam and the Jungle Band; Strings; Thunderfeet; You Got A Boogie; http://www.djcorchin.com
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.
Rafael Nieves: The Apocalypse Plan; Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown;
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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