Black History Month Presentation at Tabb Library
Visit the Library on Tuesday, February 21 and learn about “The Reservation,” a historic free African-American community that was honored last fall with a VDOT historic marker. Dr. Jajuan S. Johnson, the Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow with the Lemon Project at William & Mary, presents an introductory talk about reclaiming black community narratives and a panel discussion with representatives of the Friends of the Reservation. This presentation is in the Tabb Library Meeting Room (100 Long Green Blvd.) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is recommended, but not required.
Also at the Library This Month…
Adult patrons are invited to a fun evening of Book Speed Dating on Wednesday (2/15) at 7 p.m. where you get to know a few great books, five minutes at a time. The following day (2/16), a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association will give a presentation from 12 to 1 p.m. on Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body that covers the latest research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement. Registration is recommended, but not required, for both programs and is available via the event calendar.
Household Water Assistance Program Available
The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program helps residents with water and wastewater utility bills and has assisted over 6,000 households to date. This temporary, federally-funded program is open to Hampton Roads households through September 30, 2023, or until funds are utilized. Certain eligibility criteria are required for this program. For more information, or to apply, visit the website or call 888-373-9908.
Additional Notes for the Week…Hands-only CPR class is available this month from Fire & Life Safety. See the registration form for dates, times, and details about the classes, part of the Take 3 Steps initiative that helps save lives. The deadline to nominate a 9-12 grade student for an Outstanding Youth Award Scholarship is next Friday (2/17). Information is available here.