First Friday Event: A Reading and Book Signing with Patricia Hruby Powell

Event Type: Book & Author
Age Group(s): Adult, Teen
Date: 3/3/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
 Award-winning author, dancer, and storyteller Patricia Hruby Powell will be reading from and signing her recently-released documentary novel Loving vs. Virginia. The novel recounts the powerful love story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple whose civil rights victory made history. As part of her program, Patricia will show clips from Nancy Buirski's acclaimed documentary, The Loving Story. (Courtesy Icarus Films)

*Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of Jane Addams Book Shop.

Patricia Hruby Powell danced throughout the Americas and Europe with her dance company, One Plus One, before becoming a storyteller and a writer of childrenís books. Her picture book Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Chronicle 2014) has garnered numerous high-profile awards. You can visit Patricia online at

The Library will be open until 8:00 p.m. for this special First Friday Imbibe Urbana event.

Location: The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)