Celebrate Juneteenth At Ralph Ellison Library


Celebrate Juneteenth at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd Street, with a variety of programs for the entire family. 

The festivities kick off on Monday, June 10 with “An Old School versus New School Talent Show” from 4:00-9:00p.m.

“We’re partnering once again with Empower People, Inc. to encourage people to put their talent on display,” said Ralph Ellison Library’s LaWana Morgan.  “The show is divided into two divisions.  Old School participants are aged from 35 to 80, and New School talents are from 6-34. Thanks to the remarkable talent we’ll have on display, the audience should have a great time.”

On Tuesday, June 11, there will be a film screening from 6:00-8:00p.m., and on Thursday, June 13, the library is sponsoring a panel discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail from 6:00-8:00p.m.

The celebration concludes on Saturday, June 15, with Juneteenth at Washington Park from 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

The Ralph Ellison Library Juneteenth events are free and open to the public.  Call the library at 424-1437 for details, and for information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.