The Blyden Branch opened July 19, 1921 in a single room of the original Booker T. Washington High School on Princess Anne Road. It provided library service for the city’s approximately 43,000 African American residents, and was the first library for African Americans supported by a municipality in Virginia. Blyden Branch moved to Johnson Avenue and Church Street in 1938 and to its current location at 879 E. Princess Anne Road in 1957.
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Anansi Tales: Readers Theater Practice
Practice Sessions on Mondays
- Date: 06/23/2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Location: Blyden Branch Library
879 E. Princess Anne Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23504
Lights, camera, action! Calling all actors, actresses and producers—help us bring to life the story of Anansi, the African spider who loved to get into trouble, through a readers theater production! Come practice every Monday at 4 PM from May 5 to August 11. The performance will be on Saturday, August 16 @ 11 AM. (Family)