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    Adinkra Symbol

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Follow the Adinkra Trail! In addition to the libraries below, The Adinkra Trail will be calling at Attleborough, Diss, Harleston, Hethersett, Loddon, Long Stratton, Thetford and Wymondham libraries throughout October. For more details visit the Norfolk Libraries website.

    Location:
    Norfolk libraries (specific locations below)
    Admission:
    Free
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • Dates & Locations

  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Sat. 10 October 2009 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    King’s Lynn: King’s Lynn Public Library, London Road, PE30 5EZ
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01553 772568
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    For children aged 4 to 9.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Sat. 10 October 2009 | 11:00 AM - 12 Noon

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Cromer: Cromer Public Library, Prince of Wales Road, NR27 9HS
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01263 512850
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Sun. 18 October 2009 | 11:00 AM - 12 Noon

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    King’s Lynn: Gaywood Public Library, River Lane, PE30 4HD
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01553 768498
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    For children aged 4 to 9.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Mon. 26 October 2009 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Brundall: Brundall Public Library, 90 The Street, NR13 5LH
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01603 714576
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Mon. 26 October 2009 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Reepham: Reepham Public Library, Bircham Institute, Market Place, NR10 4JJ
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01603 870474
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Tue. 27 October 2009, 10 AM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Fakenham: Fakenham Public Library, Oak Street, NR21 9DY
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01328 862715
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Tue. 27 October 2009 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Acle: Acle Public Library, Bridewell Lane, NR13 3RA
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01493 750693
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Tue. 27 October 2009 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Norwich: Tuckswood Public Library, Robin Hood Road, NR4 6BX
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01603 452038
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Tue. 27 October 2009 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Poringland: Poringland Public Library, Overtons Way, NR14 7WB
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01508 494891
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Tue. 27 October 2009, 2:30 PM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Stalham: Stalham Public Library, High Street, NR12 9AN
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01692 580794
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Wed. 28 October 2009 | 10 AM - 12 Noon

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Aylsham: Aylsham Public Library, 7 Hungate Street, NR11 6AA
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01263 732320
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    For children aged 7 and above. Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Wed. 28 October 2009, 10:30 AM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    North Walsham: North Walsham Public Library, New Road, NR28 9DE
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01692 402482
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Wed. 28 October 2009 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Gorleston: Gorleston Public Library, Lowestoft Road, NR31 6SG
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01493 662561
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Wed. 28 October 2009 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Sprowston: Sprowston Public Library, Recreation Ground Road, NR7 8EW
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01603 408426
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Thu. 29 October 2009 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Caister: Caister Public Library, Beach Road, NR30 5EX
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01493 720594
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Thu. 29 October 2009 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    West Earlham, Norwich: West Earlham Public Library, 17/18 Earlham West Centre, NR5 8AD
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01603 451881
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Thu. 29 October 2009, 2:00 PM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Holt: Holt Public Library, Church Street, NR25 6BB
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01263 712202
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Thu. 29 October 2009 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Great Yarmouth: Great Yarmouth Public Library, Tolhouse Street, NR30 2SH
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01493 844551
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Thu. 29 October 2009 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Norwich: Plumstead Road Public Library, Plumstead Road, NR1 4JS
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01603 433455
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Fri. 30 October 2009 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Blofield: Blofield Public Library, NR13 5LH
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01603 712902
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Fri. 30 October 2009 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Norwich: Mile Cross Public Library, Aylsham Road, NR3 2RJ
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01603 425906
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Fri. 30 October 2009 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Aylsham: Aylsham Public Library, 7 Hungate Street, NR11 6AA
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01263 732320
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    For children aged up to 7.
  • African Adinkra art, stories & activities

    Fri. 30 October 2009 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM

    Fun for families and children! Come along and join in with African stories, art and craft activities and an Adinkra trail!

    Question: What is Adinkra?

    Answer: Think of emoticons – smiley faces and kisses xxx! We use them to say something without using words. Adinkra symbols, created by the Akan people of West Africa, are like that. The Norfolk Black History Month logo is an Adinkra symbolSankofa – that reminds us that we must learn from the past to make a better future. There are hundreds more to discover and enjoy!

    Location:
    Martham: Martham Public Library, Black Street, NR29 4PR
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01493 740212
    Email:
    Accessibility:
    Level access to all areas.
    Organizer(s):
    Norfolk Libraries
    Suitability
    Children under 8 must be an accompanied by an adult.

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