Metropolis Of Greenboro: Library Introduces Outside Adventurers Of Colour Collection

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08/26/2021 3:30 p.m.

The Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library offers Outdoor Adventurers of Color, a monthly series that explores opportunities for outdoor recreation, socializing, and social engagement.

The film No Time to Waste: The Urgent Mission of Betty Reid Soskin will be screened in Price Park on Monday, September 13th at 7pm. Participants are invited to bring a picnic blanket and watch this exciting film about the story of the inspiring life of the legendary 98-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin. The film shares her story as an activist, MP and park planner. It also shows her captivating work in the Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front National Historical Park and historical stories about people of color. The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department staff will also be sharing some great resources for you to enjoy at the end of the program.

Hear from Shawn Byrd with the group Black Girls Do Bike on Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 AM at Price Park. Byrd will share information on the group’s favorite places to cycle and some of their most rewarding cycling experiences. She will also have some tips on safety, riding skills and ways to enjoy cycling more. Bring a garden chair for this meeting in the park.

Outdoor Adventurers of Color will be gathering at the Kathleen Clay Branch on Monday, November 8th at 9:00 am to watch a video about the amazing history of Sunset Market Gardens, David and Nneka Williams on the Greensboro Public Library YouTube channel and look at their family farm. The family owns and manages 12 hectares of land with one hectare of intensively planted, certified organic gardens. Learn about the family’s journey focusing on horticulture, food, cooking, fitness, and health.

For more information on Outdoor Adventurers of Color, please email Melanie Buckingham.

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