Join us for our first Preschool Family Night of the year on Monday, October 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library. It will be a celebration of autumn at the library, as we read stories about apples and pumpkins, share flannel board stories, sing songs, make a fall craft, and enjoy refreshments. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Please call 471-4140 to make a reservation, or visit our website at www.sikeston.lib.mo.us to make your reservation online.
Bobby Norfolk’s latest living history performance takes us on a
fascinating journey through the heyday of the Negro Baseball
Leagues, a time when this country was segregated by Jim Crow laws,
and America’s “National Pastime” wore two faces, the whites-only
Major Leagues and the upstart Negro National League. In this
powerful and riveting performance, Bobby brings to life
an important but sometimes forgotten era in baseball history,
telling passionate, humorous, and often unbelievable stories of exploits both on and off the field, focusing on the St. Louis Stars’ own James “Cool Papa” Bell, and the Kansas City Monarch’s Leroy “Satchel” Paige. Bobby invites his audience to experience the harsh discrimination, adversity, and eventual Hall of Fame triumph for some of these players.