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June 2016
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East Side Freedom Library’s Second Anniversary

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Two years ago, the East Side Freedom Library, a newly organized 501c(3) non-profit corporation founded by Dayton's Bluff residents Peter Rachleff and Beth Cleary, took possession of the historic Carnegie Library building, which had long served the diverse East Side community as the Arlington Hills resource and programming center which would place the stories of East Siders at the center of our understanding of history. In the ensuing two years, with the support of dozens of volunteers, they have cataloged…

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Storytelling through vinyl and film: Purple Rain

June 3 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Greener Read,
506 E Kenny Rd #150
St. Paul, MN 55130 United States
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The East Side Freedom Library and A Greener Read Used Book Store invite you to explore Storytelling through Vinyl and Film. June's film is a tribute to Prince with a screening of Purple Rain. Join us Friday June 3rd at 4:30 pm for Vinyl Happy Hour at Greener Read Used Bookstore, followed by 6:30 screening of the film at the East Side Freedom Library.

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St. Paul Self-Portrait

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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What would St. Paul's "selfie" look like? St. Paul is home to many diverse identities. We come from different places, hold different beliefs and ideals, dress differently, eat differently, and learn differently. Many of us struggle to piece together the parts of our identity. Many more of us struggle to piece together our own identities with the identity of our community. How would you portray your identity? The East Side Freedom Library invites the youth ages 13-20 in the Twin…

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Lost Dahkota Trails of Ramsey County

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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As part of the East Side Freedom Library's "What's in a Name?" series, David Riehle and Tim O'Brien will present the results of their two-year research project on local Dahkota trails and sites. Much of this history was wiped out by European settler displacement and extermination of the Dahkota people whose footprint we live in today. That history is now beginning to be acknowledged and reclaimed. David Riehle is a retired railroad engineer and is a member of the boards…

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Summer Book Club – The Case for Reparations

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Picture of book club at East Side Freedom Library

Back by popular demand. Last summer we had about 25 teachers and community members discussion race, economic, education and the intersection of all three in our schools and community. This summer we will be reading three different books and are excited for a lively conversation again! Visit the Eventbrite page for details, and to RSVP for these free events! This event is cosponsored by the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers and the East Side Freedom Library. The Book Club will…

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Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Please join author and Assistant Professor of English, at Drexel University, Andre Carrington for a reading and discussion of his new book Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction. Carrington graduated from Macalester College in 2003 ad earned his Ph.D in American Studies from NYU in 2009. This new book ranges from highly praised literature to comic books, and from film to TV and radio. His analysis presents new understandings of the significance of Blackness in 20th century…

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July 2016
Free

Summer Book Club – Between the World and Me

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Picture of book club at East Side Freedom Library

Back by popular demand. Last summer we had about 25 teachers and community members discussion race, economic, education and the intersection of all three in our schools and community. This summer we will be reading three different books and are excited for a lively conversation again! Visit the Eventbrite page for details, and to RSVP for these free events! This event is cosponsored by the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers and the East Side Freedom Library. The Book Club will…

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Summer Book Club – The Teacher Wars (first half discussion)

July 25 @ 6:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Picture of book club at East Side Freedom Library

Back by popular demand. Last summer we had about 25 teachers and community members discussion race, economic, education and the intersection of all three in our schools and community. This summer we will be reading three different books and are excited for a lively conversation again! Visit the Eventbrite page for details, and to RSVP for these free events! This event is cosponsored by the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers and the East Side Freedom Library. The Book Club will…

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August 2016
Free

Summer Book Club – The Teacher Wars (second half discussion)

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Picture of book club at East Side Freedom Library

Back by popular demand. Last summer we had about 25 teachers and community members discussion race, economic, education and the intersection of all three in our schools and community. This summer we will be reading three different books and are excited for a lively conversation again! Visit the Eventbrite page for details, and to RSVP for these free events! This event is cosponsored by the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers and the East Side Freedom Library. The Book Club will…

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Summer Book Club – For White Folks that Teach in the Hood…And the Rest of Y’all Too (first half discussion)

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Picture of book club at East Side Freedom Library

Back by popular demand. Last summer we had about 25 teachers and community members discussion race, economic, education and the intersection of all three in our schools and community. This summer we will be reading three different books and are excited for a lively conversation again! Visit the Eventbrite page for details, and to RSVP for these free events! This event is cosponsored by the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers and the East Side Freedom Library. The Book Club will…

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