The Wyomissing Public Library has scheduled three events this month in recognition of Black History Month.
On Saturday, Feb. 16th at 1 PM, Robert Jefferson, former president of the Reading Branch, NAACP, will present some of the speeches of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., including his “I Have a Dream” speech. Dr. King gave the speech originally on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
On Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 1 PM, Runette Gabrielle will offer a portrayal of Harriet Tubman, a woman who was born a slave and, after escaping from slavery through the Underground Railroad, went on to help more than 1,000 people escape from slavery. Ms. Gabrielle is a retired nurse/administrator, and a soprano soloist who has studied and dramatized the writings of the famous abolitionist.
The classic film, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” will be shown at the library on Tuesday, Feb. 26th at 6 PM. People are welcome to bring their dinner; the library provides free popcorn.
All these events are free and open to the public. Registration is requested and may be done online at www.wyopublib.org, by calling the library at 610-374-2385, or in-person at the front desk of the library, which is located at 9 Reading Boulevard in Wyomissing.