African American Read-In 2020

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. This year, we’re celebrating at Piscataway Public Library for the first time! Come to listen or join the read-in of black literary greats, local artists and authors.

Sat, February 15
11:00 am — 2:00 pm
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The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. This year, we’re celebrating at Piscataway Public Library for the first time! Come to listen or join the read-in of black literary greats, local artists and authors.

500 Hoes Lane Piscataway, NJ 08854

Kennedy Library

500 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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Free tuition information, a Read-In & more!

Check out these upcoming events at the Piscataway Public Library.  For a full schedule of events, go to our website.

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