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Black History Month Keynote Session

Black History Month Keynote Session

Join us for this special event with Virginia's own Keynote Speaker Elliott Eddie for the 8th Annual Get Lit Black History Month Virginia Author Celebration, hosted at Hull Street Branch Library this year! Elliott Eddie is a renowned author of multiple books across several genres, the inventor of The Entrepreneur Game®, and one of the top Toastmaster speakers in the world! You'll have the chance to purchase signed copies of his books and The Entrepreneur Game®

This event is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited! Doors open at 11:30 a.m.



Saturday, February 3, 2024
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hull Street Meeting Room
Author Visit Black History Month Games & Gaming Life & Job Skills Science & Technology/STEAM
All Ages

Event Organizer

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Meldon Jenkins-Jones

Meldon Jenkins-Jones is the Richmond Public Library / Community Services Manager at Hull Street Branch Library. 

Meldon also chairs the Get Lit Advisory Committee which supports the Richmond Public Library Get Lit Reading Initiatives including the Black Male Emergent Readers (BMER) program and the Lit Chicks Read book clubs.

Meldon is a graduate of the Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2022. She was the first recipient of the Virginia Library Association (VLA) Librarians of Color Forum Award in 2021 and is an active member of VLA. She presented “Libraries Bringing Community Together” at the 2023 VLA Annual Conference.

In 2011, Meldon received her Master of Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law—Newark and practiced law in New Jersey until her retirement in 2003. Meldon received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she studied African American Studies and Russian Civilization.

A Metro Richmond resident, Meldon is the mother of two adult children and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

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