The Barron F. Black Branch Library was dedicated on Sunday, June 26, 1977 and officially opened to the public on July 1. Its name was chosen to honor Barron Foster Black, who served as chairman of the Norfolk Foundation, chairman of Board of the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library Trust Fund, and established the Norfolk Historic Foundation in the early 1960s. Black also generously gave towards building a new central library for the City of Norfolk, and was instrumental in the preservation of the historical Willoughby-Baylor House and the 1971 Taylor-Whittle House.
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Today I Met a Rainbow
Storytime: Today I Met a Rainbow with Dr. Patricia Turner of the Norfolk 17, African-American History Month Event
- Date: 02/26/2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Location: Barron F. Black Branch Library
6700 East Tanners Creek Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23513
Civil rights pioneer and educator, Dr. Patricia Turner, will read her recently published book, Today I Met a Rainbow. It depicts the true story of young “Pat’s” journey from segregation to integration as part of the original Norfolk Seventeen. Q & A to follow reading. Registration is required. (Preschool & School Age)(757) 441-5806