Grand Opening Ceremony
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive
Join us for a reception featuring Negro Leagues experts Dr. Lawrence Hogan and Dr. Robert Cvornyek, acclaimed book author/illustrator Kadir Nelson, Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, former Negro League players and a special guest appearance by former Belmont Heights Little League player and baseball legend Gary Sheffield. Book signing will follow and light refreshments will be offered.
Throughout the day, patrons can pick up a Wii-mote to play baseball or enjoy a segment of Baseball a film by Ken Burns.
Companion events to the Pride and Passion traveling exhibit are co-sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library, Ada T. Payne Friends of the Urban Libraries, Development Committee, Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc., Gamma Theta Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Tampa Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Pepsi Bottling Group, Tampa Bay Rays, WEDU, University of South Florida Libraries, JAS Consulting, and SKD Entertainment.
For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.