Award Winning Harlem Author Nikki Grimes Launches New Harlem Renaissance Book

The new book Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance will be on bookshelves on January 5, 2020, authored by the award-winning author, Nikki Grimes. Continue Reading →


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Countee Cullen Library Introduces New Book Club “Black Men Read” In Harlem

Join Countee Cullen Library as we introduce our new book club – Black Men Read – a series highlighting Black, Male Authors and engaging in conversation with Black Men about books and the communities in which we live. Continue Reading →


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HW Pick: The Beautiful Restoration Of The Iconic Rose Main Reading Room Reopens (Video)

nyc-library-restorationWe know that Harlem has simply fabulous libraries here uptown like the Schomburg Center for Research on 135th Street, the Countee Cullen Library on 136th Street, the Hamilton Grange Library, we could go on, and on and on. But this morning, the magnificent Rose Main Reading Room at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building officially reopened to the public. Continue Reading →


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Countee Cullen, Harlem, New York 1903 – 1946

Counteecullen1Countee Cullen May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946, born as Coleman Rutherford, was an African American poet, author and scholar who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (He pronounced his name “Coun-tay”, not “Coun-tee”.)

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Harlem Neighborhood Health Centers To Host A Community Consultation

harlem 2020The East and Central Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Centers will host a community consultation on January 26, 2016 at the Countee Cullen Library located at 104 West 135th Street from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Continue Reading →


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‘The Spirit of Dolls’ And Talk With Tanya Montegut In Harlem

Tanya Montegut and Dolls by MonTQ were one of the featured vendors at the UConn Stamford 9th annual Black History Month Celebration Tuesday. Hour photo / Erik Trautmann

Tanya Montegut and Dolls by MonTQ were one of the featured vendors at the UConn Stamford 9th annual Black History Month Celebration Tuesday.
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The Urban Thread Salon Series presents Film screening: Why Do You Have Black Dolls? by Samatha Knowles followed by The Spirit of Dolls:  A conversation with doll artist Tanya Montegut at the Countee Cullen Library in Harlem US, NY. Continue Reading →


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