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August 23, 2020
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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No appointment necessary! You can take this walk on your own any time between the hours 11:00 to 4:00, Tuesday through Saturday, now through September 12. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Many thanks to Alan Michaels (who made the stakes), and City of Arcata Construction Specialist, Javier Nogueira, (who secured them) so that families would have a new and fun thing to do.
Arcata Branch Library, Garden Area
500 7th Street
(behind and below City Hall)

Arcata, CA 95521
Free. Sponsored by Friends of Arcata Library, First Five Humboldt, Humboldt Library Foundation
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Tuesday through Saturday, any time 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Arcata Library StoryWalk! 'Goin’ Someplace Special', by Patricia McKissack

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Looking for an entertaining and free outdoor activity? Visit the StoryWalk outside Arcata Library. Walk and read 'Goin’ Someplace Special', by Patricia McKissack. It's a story based on the author's childhood experience of Nashville* when segregation was in force. Usually young Tricia Ann's grandmother would take the child downtown, buffering her some from the disrespectful treatment of Black people. This is the tale of a first journey alone, when Tricia Ann's eyes are wide open and thoughtful, yet her spirit is buoyant, because she's headed to a place where she knows she is welcome - the library.

Story Walk!
Walk along and see the story as you go.

Tricia Ann's lovely brown face glows with expectation on the book's cover.

Patricia McKissack's
Goin' Someplace

At the Arcata Library

*Note - Patricia McKissack's local library in Nashville Tennessee served everyone after it was one of the first in the South to desegregate, in 1950, when Patricia was about 6 years old. Nashville Public Library 'quietly’ desegregated at the urging of influential African Americans (Nashville's Negro Public Library had closed the year before). Unfortunately, many libraries in the 1950s and 1960's continued to be unwelcoming. Learn more about how libraries became desegregated, and some of the people who made that happen, here.