Although the term "afrofuturism" was coined in the 1990s, the works that it is used to describe have been around for much longer. Afrofuturistic books, movies, and music explore the intersection of science fiction, fantasy, technology, and the cultural experience of Black people around the world. If you're curious about this genre, the following books, movies, and albums at the Library are a great place to start:

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Seventeen-year-old Zelie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

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Dirty computer (featuring Brian Wilson) -- Crazy, classic, life -- Take a byte -- Jane's dream -- Screwed (featuring Zoë Kravitz) -- Django Jane -- Pynk (featuring Grimes) -- Make me feel -- I got the juice (featuring Pharrell Williams) -- I like that -- Stevie's dream -- Don't judge me -- So afraid -- Americans

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Teens and adults who are comfortable with technology and eager to share their skills with others are invited to apply for the Computer/Tech Assistant volunteer positionApplications will be accepted through Friday, August 30 at 6:00 PM.

If you think preschoolers are generally just as cute as a button...and if you have around an hour to spare on Mondays and/or Fridays..then you might be just the person we need to assist at our Preschool Storytimes.

No special skills are needed — you just need to like young children and be comfortable interacting with them.

The Monday sessions (9:45 - 10:30 AM) run from September 9 through October 14. The Friday sessions (12:45 - 1:30 PM) run from September 13 through October 18.

If you think this is the volunteer activity for you, complete and return the application form to the Service Desk by 6:00 PM on Sunday, August 25. (Please refer to our CPL Volunteer Code of Conduct for details/restrictions.) 


August 9

  • Create a haiku
  • Five, seven, five syllables
  • Per line. Poetry

Fifty-five years ago, on August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon became the first American president to resign his office. Learn about what led to this historic event by checking out some of the Library's many resources on the topic.

All the President's men by 1944- Carl Bernstein
The final days by 1943- Bob Woodward