Enjoy a couple of stories and take some time to honor Black Independence Day. This day has been celebrated since June 19, 1865, when enslaved people in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas were informed of their freedom by Union troops… even-though the Emancipation Proclamation received official presidential signature two and a half years earlier, on January 1, 1863! Tessa will read Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper and All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson. Refreshments to follow. All are welcome, but ages 5 and up may be most appropriate for understanding the books read.