The Library Will Be Closed Today, Friday, December 23rd, Due to the Inclement Weather
Two of Ohio's most revered and beloved poets & authors, Hanif Abdurraqib and Dionne Custer Edwards will be in conversation celebrating Toni Morrison's legacy & discussing her influence on their work.
Toni Morrison Day is celebrated on February 18th in Ohio, commemorating the birth of the literary giant and possibly “the greatest Ohioan we’ve ever had,” as Hanif Abdurraqib remembers her. Morrison often used Ohio as a setting for her novels, from examining the influences and disparities of White and Black families living in post-Depression era Lorain in The Bluest Eye to exploring the insidious reach of slavery over the Ohio River in Beloved. Toni Morrison’s writing shed the white gaze and centered stories that explored the terrors, hopes, and dreams of Black lives and communities. Join us for a celebration of Toni Morrison with two of Ohio’s most revered poets and authors as Hanif Abdurraqib and Dionne Custer Edwards discuss the influences of Toni Morrison’s work on their own and celebrate the importance of her legacy as writers and Ohioans.
Thanks to Gramercy Books for partnering with us on this special program and for making books available for sale at the event.
AGE GROUP: | Teens | All Ages | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Books, Reading, and Storytelling | Arts, Music, and Popular Culture |
TAGS: | Toni Morrison Day | Toni Morrison | Hanif Abdurraqib | Dionne Custer Edwards |
|Mon, Jun 05||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
Bexley Public Library was founded in 1924 and first housed in Bexley High School, now Montrose Elementary School. The present building opened in 1929 and was designed by architects O.C. Miller and R.R. Reeves who drew upon French and Italian architecture from the 17th century for the design.
The library is located at 2411 East Main Street, at the intersection of East Main Street and Cassady Avenue. Parking is available in our parking lot on Euclaire Avenue and in front of the library on Main Street. Main Street is a No Parking Tow Zone from 4:00-6:00 p.m. weekdays.