Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary hosts Cul­ture Queen for Black His­tory Month

The Avenue News - - NEWS - By MIA MCCASLIN mm­c­caslin@ches­pub.com

In honor of Black His­tory Month, the Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary sys­tem will be host­ing the “Cul­ture Queen” on Fe­bru­ary 18th at 2 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Li­brary.

The Cul­ture Queen, Jes­sica Smith, is an award-win­ning “teach­ing artist,” ded­i­cated to help­ing chil­dren un­der­stand cul­ture and his­tory through song, dance, sto­ry­telling, ac­tiv­i­ties, and other medi­ums of art.

De­scribed in a re­view as a “dy­namic, pro­fes­sional per

for­mer with high en­ergy,” Smith has per­formed and hosted work­shops every- where from day care cen­ters to the Kennedy Cen­ter.

As a for­mer teacher of both English and his­tory, Smith is prac­ticed in the be­hav­iors of chil­dren as well as the art of per­form­ing.

The all-ages event will last from 2 p.m. un­til 3 p.m. and is free for the pub­lic to at­tend, though chil­dren un­der the age of eight must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

The li­brary’s web­site en­cour­ages fam­i­lies to at­tend: “Black his­tory is world his­tory, and Cul­ture Queen sure knows how to make it fan­tas­ti­cally fun.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the Sollers Point Branch of the Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary at 410-887-2485.

PHOTO COURTESY JES­SICA SMITH

Jes­sica Smith, known as the “Cul­ture Queen,” is an award-win­ning teach­ing artist who helps chil­dren un­der­stand cul­ture and his­tory through song, dance, sto­ry­telling, ac­tiv­i­ties, and other medi­ums of art.

PHOTOS COURTESY JES­SICA SMITH

Jes­sica Smith, the “Cul­ture Queen,” will ap­pear at the Rosedale li­brary branch on Fe­bru­ary 18.

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