If the blades of grass at City Park could talk, they would tell a story similar to this short documentary: about how Denver's African-American community faced barriers as it pursued better maintained and well-lit tennis courts to play on. You'll hear stories about Tariq "TQ" Abdul-Hamid, the first African-American inducted into the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame, and Walter Wedgeworth, Sr., who helped persuade the staff at City Park to open their courts to diversity in the '40s and '50s. 40mins, Unrated.
Blair-Caldwell will feature a collection of portraits of local tennis pioneers by Pulitzer Prize winning local photographer, Barry Gutierrez. For the love of the game, the portraits showcase individuals who broke barriers, fought battles and experienced victories in an unassuming way. Their achievements include: the first African-American woman tennis umpire in Colorado, the first African-American to win the Colorado Open singles title, and more.
A reading group for kids in 2nd and 3rd grades that meets the 4th Monday of each month. This month’s book selection is Ellray Jakes is not a Chicken by Sally Warner. Please call 720-865-0325 for more information.
On February 7 - 8, the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library, Cherry Creek North Business Development Center and the American Heart Association invite you to make a Valentine's card for kids who are patients at Rocky Mountain Children's Hospital. Make a card, eat Valentine cookies and share your heart with kids who need you.