Events Listings

Continue to follow the AARL events page and social media for expansion project updates and ongoing events and exhibitions with the Hammonds House Museum and other collaborative community partners.


All events and exhibitions listed will be offsite until the completion of the Library expansion. Please check each event for location.


Divine Feminine

Photographic Exhibit by Linda Costa Cheranichit

Sunday, September 13. - Sunday, November 29.

In recognition of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (2015), the Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Hammonds House Museum, will host Divine Feminine, an exhibition by light painting photographer Linda Costa Cheranichit. Inspired by Ifa, the African traditional belief system of the Yoruba peoples, also known as Candomble in the artist’s native country Brazil, Cheranichit shares her artistic interpretation of the divine found in everyday women of color. Via spontaneous experimental photography and lighting techniques, these images explore the Ifa deities that guide her life, and create a dreamlike magic realism, which honors the female form and spirit. This exhibition will be on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.



Community Event

Wednesday, December 30. 3:00 p.m.

This free event, sponsored by the Office of Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History and Central Library presents another season of purpose with the All Sistah Dance, Percussion and Vocal Ensemble - GIWAYEN MATA. Celebrating Nia, the 5th principle, this event will include a communal libation and candle-lighting ceremony facilitated by educator and community activist Chike Akua. This event will be held at the Central Library Auditorium • Lower Level, One Margaret Mitchell Square; Atlanta, GA 30303.


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