The library offers a sale of books, free performances by guitarist, storyteller


RICHMOND, Ind. – Stock up on reading materials, listen to an award-winning guitarist, and watch a storyteller bring Madame CJ Walker to life.

And do it all at the Morrisson-Reeves Library during a take-out book sale and two free performances.

Guitarist Kelly Zullo

Award-winning songwriter and performer, acoustic guitarist Kelly Zullo will perform at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15, according to a press release. The free performance is planned in the library courtyard but will be moved indoors if it rains. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Zullo fuses funk, jazz and Americana using a quick “finger snap” style. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Zullo won the Columbus Songwriter Association’s Best Songwriter competition.

Selling books at the wheel

The Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library will be hosting the fifth take-out book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 16.

Walk through the library’s south parking lot, 80 N. Sixth St., to purchase $ 5 bags pre-filled with one-grade books. The categories available are Fiction, Cookbooks, Youth, Picture Books, Mysteries, Romance, Sci-Fi, and Suspense.

A volunteer will take the orders and the books will be delivered directly to customers’ vehicles. Each pre-filled bag contains books that would cost $ 7 at a regular book sale, according to a statement.

Deborah Asante plays Madame CJ Walker

Deborah Asante will play Madame CJ Walker during a performance on October 21 at the Morrisson-Reeves library.

Award-winning storyteller and actress Deborah Asante will play businesswoman Madame CJ Walker in a free performance at 6 p.m. on October 21.

Born Sarah Breedlove, Walker overcame poverty and tragedy to become America’s first black millionaire with her successful line of hair care products. It is headquartered in Indianapolis.

Asante is the founder and artistic director of the Asante Arts Institute and shares the value of culture and heritage through the performing arts.

Registration is required for this event, which is commissioned by the Indiana Historical Society and Storytelling Arts of Indiana. Register by calling 765-966-8291.

The library follows COVID-19 procedures and face coverings are required inside the library. Face coverings and social distancing are recommended outdoors.

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