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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     the history of Blyden Branch, and its

     namesake, Edward Wilmont Blyden.

 

Teens Behind the Scenes

A Technical and Performing Arts Workshop

Hey Teens! Spend the summer learning to become a better singer, writer, rapper, musician, actor or studio production wizard! Professionals from Muzik-4-Life will provide instruction. At the completion of the workshop, you will stage your own theatrical showcase.  And it’s all FREE! Learn about this exciting opportunity in detail at our Open House on June 12 at 6 PM.  Register at Blyden by Monday, June 9, 2014 or email patricia.kendalls@norfolk.gov(Teens, Ages 13 - 18)

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