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Civil Rights Author Signs Books at Prince George’s County Library

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Civil Rights Author Signs Books at Prince George’s County Library
 
HYATTSVILLE, Md.—Prince George’s County Memorial Library System will hold two book signings with Janis Kearney, author of “Daisy: Between a Rock and a Hard Place” about the civil rights movement. Kearney founded Writing Our World Press publishing company in 2004 and served as personal diarist to President Bill Clinton.
 
When?                                                              Where?
Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at         South Bowie Branch
          15301 Hall Road
          Bowie, Md.
 
When?                                                              Where?
Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at         Oxon Hill Branch
         6200 Oxon Hill Road
         Oxon Hill, Md.
 
Kearney wrote “Sundays with TJ: 100 Years of Memories on Varner Road” and “Something to Write Home About: Memories from a Presidential Diarist,” among other books.
 
She held a visiting humanities and political science professorship at Arkansas State University in 2007 and humanities fellowship at DePaul University in 2005. In addition, she was appointed chancellor’s lecturer at Chicago City Colleges in 2003 and W.E.B. Du Bois fellow at Harvard University in 2001.
 
Kearney was communications director for the U.S. Small Business Administration and media specialist for the White House. She also served as managing editor followed by publisher and owner of the award-winning Arkansas Free Press. She graduated from the University of Arkansas.
 
Prince George’s County Memorial Library System provides materials and information for study and personal enrichment, offering strategies for lifelong learning through access to varied media and professional guidance. The library system consists of branches in 19 communities including Accokeek, Baden, Beltsville, Bladensburg, Bowie, Fairmount Heights, Glenarden, Greenbelt, Hillcrest Heights, Hyattsville, Largo-Kettering, Laurel, Mount Rainier, New Carrollton, Oxon Hill, South Bowie, Spauldings, Surratts-Clinton and Upper Marlboro. (www.pgcmls.info)