Join us to celebrate the Free Breakfast for School Children Program developed by the Black Panther Party in 1969.
In January 1969, the Black Panther Party began the Free Breakfast for School Children program in Oakland, CA to cook and serve food to poor inner-city youth. The program was such a success that by the end of the year, the Panthers had set up kitchens across the nation, feeding 10,000 children every day before school. Join us to celebrate this important social program and learn more about the Black Panthers.
This program is intended for all ages. Register for all programs on our Events page, on the ACPL mobile app, or by calling the branch. In an effort to be courteous to our presenters, audience members, and waitlisted registrants:
AGE GROUP: | Toddlers | Preschool | Middle School | High School | Elementary School | Babies | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | History |
|Mon, Mar 20||10:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||10:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||10:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||Closed|
Situated on the edge of a busy city neighborhood and within easy driving distance of farms and country-dwellers, Hessen Cassel Branch has been a lifeline for the community since its doors opened in 1972. The library serves as a meeting place for customers of all ages, and is heavily used after school. Hessen Cassel Branch intentionally supports the developmental needs of customers of all ages. From wooden blocks, puppets, and play clothes for children; to classes on art techniques, budgeting, and Allen County history; to an ever-changing collection of print, AV, and electronic materials; we serve a dynamic neighborhood that is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity.