Taste of Soul Sunday: Learn

Rochelle Riley

A Foot in Each World

Rochelle Riley | 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm
Quiet Study Room | Lower Level

As an award-winning newspaper columnist and a proponent of improved race relations between people everywhere. Rochelle Riley uses her column to have conversations with diverse groups of people about
everything from popular culture to what children learn in school to rap music. She shows that our spirits are the  same color, and that it is possible to celebrate differences without segregating ourselves.

George Bayard

What’s Your History Worth?: Appraisals of Family Collectibles

George Bayard III | 2:15 pm & 3:45 pm
Adult Computer Training Center | Lower Level

African American art, artifacts, and antiques make up a rich part of the African American experience. George Bayard III, an expert in 20th century African and African American art, will present his personal account of Black history and why these items need to be collected and preserved. He will give free (non-binding) appraisals for some attendees treasured heirlooms.

Tim Pinnick

And the Church Said Amen: African American Religious Research

Timothy N. Pinnick | 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm
Vander Veen Center for the Book | Level 4

Learn why it may be difficult to find church records and discover new ways to uncover your family history. Tim Pinnick is a national genealogy instructor, author, and family historian with 27 years research experience. He will use his own family’s genealogy research to share resources that you can use to uncover these lost records and help with researching for your ancestors.


Afrocentric Poetry at GRPL

Azizi and Gemini DaPoet | 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm
Youth Computer Training Center | Level 2

Calling all listeners and lovers of poetry! Share your original Afrocentric poems. Hosted by Azizi Jasper and Ebony Davis AKA Gemini DaPoet, share and listen to family-friendly poetry pieces.

Register to share your poetry at grpl.org/register. Poems must have a connection to the African American experience, be subject appropriate and family-friendly.