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Saturday, May 17: The California African American Museum Celebrates Literacy Day

LOS ANGELES, CA- Join the California African American Museum (CAAM) in celebrating Literacy Day at CAAM Heads are Turning, Children are Learning on Saturday, May 17 from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Co-hosted by actor Donis Leonard Jr. from Showtime’s House of Lies, CAAM promotes literacy through fun and entertaining events.

Literacy Day at CAAM will include celebrity readers, local authors and art and writing workshops. Participating celebrities who will read to children on CAAM’s main stage include actor Deidrie Henry from Beautiful Boy, actress Karen Malina White from The Cosby Show, and actress Jackeé Harry from 227. In addition, local authors will read to children in the CAAM galleries. Other activities include live performances, art workshops and face painting. Eso Won Books, an independent Black-owned bookstore, will be on site selling the books included in the program, where guests can purchase a special book gift for their friends and family.

Adults have not been left out in this day of literacy, as the Los Angeles Public Library will host a table providing library information and adult literacy. Guests are also encouraged to stop by the CAAM galleries and take advantage of the free exhibitions, which open at 11 a.m.

CAAM is located at 600 State Drive in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE! Accessible parking for all of Exposition Park is located at 39th & Figueroa for $10 per vehicle. For more information on CAAM call (213) 744-7432 or visit www.caamuseum.org.

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