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Library Programs

Clarence Mitchell Library Presents

Spring 2021 Programs

National Poetry Month

“Surviving the Impossible”

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: via Zoom (link below)

“Surviving the Impossible” will be led by three international award-winning and headstrong Black women artists from the city of Baltimore.

Jha’Neal Blue, Keyma Flight, and Summer Knights describe their upcoming program this way:

“Poetry is the thing that saved all of our lives when we were at our lowest point. Through it, we found friendship and family for life. We are bringing all original work, performed in the style of slam poetry, to you.”

The trio will highlight the need for poetry in our everyday lives. In addition to original slam poetry, their performance will include Q&A time and discussion of their poetic process. Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10:00. We will also broadcast the event via Facebook. The Zoom link to join the event is below:

Join Zoom Meeting

For more information on the program contact Laura Watson at 815-599-3456 or

Just Questions:
The Clarence Mitchell Library invites you to join a conversation. Just Questions, a campus discussion forum, seeks to engage thought provoking resources (books, articles,music, videos or podcasts) to begin discussions about challenging issues in our times. Just Questions meets via Zoom, at a time that works for the most interested participants.
Our April 2021 question is, “Is the EPA prepared?” To prepare for the discussion, participants are encouraged to read this recent article: The mess that Biden's EPA Chief will inherit, explained by Umair Irfan.
If you are interested in being added to the Just Questions mailing list and receiving the monthly topic/resource and discussion Zoom link, please RSVP to to indicate your interest. This invitation is for all Highland Community College students, faculty and staff.

Friday Forum: HCC Honors Program

When: Friday, May 7, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Where: Live on Facebook

The Clarence Mitchell Library presents a virtual Friday Forum on Friday, May 7th at noon. HCC Honors Program students will share the results of their Spring 2021 Honors projects. Join us at noon via Facebook Live video to see the results of their hard work this semester!

About Friday Forums
Consider sharing your work with the rest of the HCC campus at a Friday Forum. This year’s Friday Forums will be delivered in an online format. Students, faculty and staff applications for Friday Forums programs are invited. Past programs have included 30 – 50 minute presentations by various students, faculty and student groups.

Friday forums student brochure 2019-2020

Questions about library programs? Contact: or 815-599-3539

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