It's been 50 Years since the Black Panther Party Movement began! Join Author and Professor Rickey Vincent who will discuss his book Party Music. Party Music explores the connection between Black Power and Soul Music, uncovering the rhythms of the revolution. From James Brown to Jimi Hendrix, revolution was in the air, and Party Music lets you breathe it all in- featuring the Black Panther's own soul funk band The Lumpen.
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In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the East Bay Hills Fire, the North Branch welcomes author Risa Nye, whose memoir There Was a Fire Here recounts her experience losing her home in the fire, and her struggle to build a new one.
Copies of the book are available at the North Branch, and everyone is welcome to join us and reflect on this part of our local history, and the shadow it still casts.