Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Ruth Holley Library Rededication and Open Mic has us remembering a real community hero

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click to enlarge Ruth Holley Library Rededication with Open Mic, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ruth Holley Branch Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd., free, facebook.com/Poetry719.
  • Ruth Holley Library Rededication with Open Mic, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ruth Holley Branch Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd., free, facebook.com/Poetry719.
When librarian Ruth Holley passed away in 1986, the community lost a real hero. Holley, who managed the East Library for 10 years, was known for her kind heart and dedication to her patrons, and Pikes Peak Library District honored her by dedicating the Ruth Holley Library in her name in 1987. Now, PPLD and Poetry 719 will honor Holley’s memory with a rededication ceremony, plus a full roster of festivities. Accomplished poet Ashley Cornelius will host a “celebrating womxn” writing workshop open to all who want to honor the women in their lives. Following that, stick around for or participate in an open mic for black women poets, “dedicated to the memory and impact of Ruth Holley.” Poetry 719 has asked that attendees bring books to donate to the library, or cash to purchase books from the Friends of Ruth Holley Library store. 

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