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Black History Month Essay Contest

Black History Month Essay Contest
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Wednesday Winter Arts Camp for Children

Wednesday Winter Arts Camp for Children
Learn More!

Black History Month Essay Contest

01/09-02/10: The Pontiac Public Library is hosting an essay contest for Black History Month. Submissions are open from Monday, January 9th until Friday February 10th. Prizes will be awarded for two different age groups. Requirements- submit a 400-500-word essay (ages 7-12) or submit an 800-1,000-word essay (ages 13-17) on your favorite African American author from the past or present. Tell us about one work or multiple works they wrote and why they are important to you. Winners are asked to present their essays during our Black History Month Celebration on February 25th, 1-4pm. Prizes will be given out during this celebration.

Points Rubric 

Section Points Possible Points Awarded
Title 10  
Thesis Statement 15  
Organization 30  
Spelling and Grammar 25  
Originality 10  
Length* 10  

*Length is supposed to be 400-500 words for ages 7-12 and 800-1,000 words for ages 13-17

 

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Wednesday Winter Arts Camp for Children

Wednesdays in February and March, 02/01, 02/08, 02/15, 02/22, 03/01, 03/08, 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 5:30-7:pm, Youth Room: Come to our library to participate in our arts program. The classes are for ages K-5.

Every first Wednesday: DIY Activities (Instructional guidance)

Every second and fourth Wednesday: Painting with Francine

Every third Wednesday: Sounds of music for beginners: Learn how to play the recorder (Instructional guidance).

Every fourth Wednesday: Creative Chefs with Chef Milly and Chef Lonnie: No-bake cooking

Registration is required – 20 participants per session limit!

Register HERE!

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