Yonkers Public Library Joins Other Public Libraries in Launching Hip-Hop Art Inspired Library Card


Renowned Artist Maxx Moses Collaborates with Yonkers Public Library to Create Unique Library Card

The Yonkers Public Library is proud to announce its partnership with renowned artist Maxx Moses in launching a one-of-a-kind library card that celebrates the vibrant culture of Hip-Hop art. This exciting initiative aims to engage and inspire the community by promoting both art and literacy. To commemorate this collaboration, the Yonkers Public Library will be hosting a special event on October 26, 2023, at 5:30 PM. The event will take place at the Yonkers Public Library. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Maxx Moses, along with esteemed guest panelists Waah Deen, CEO of Ruff Ryders, and Hip-Hop artist Large Amount.

Under the umbrella of the critically acclaimed book “Yonkers: The Lost City of Hip-Hop” authored by Jerome “RawRome” Enders, this partnership launches an innovative music and entertainment interactive education series. The objective is to provide a platform that engages and educates the public about Hip-Hop culture, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for its contributions to art, music, and creative expression.

Attendees at the event will have the chance to witness the unveiling of the exclusive Hip-Hop-art-inspired library card designed by Maxx Moses. The card reflects the vibrancy, energy, and spirit of Hip-Hop as an art form, infusing it with the values of literacy and learning. “We are thrilled to partner with Maxx Moses and bring this unique library card to our community.” “Hip-Hop has had a significant influence on art, music, and culture, and we are excited to celebrate and showcase it through this collaboration. We believe this card will be a source of inspiration and pride for Yonkers residents.” The event promises to be an inspiring and educational experience for all attendees, featuring engaging discussions about the impact of Hip-Hop on society, as well as its relevance to the local Yonkers community.

“We are honored to be a part of this groundbreaking initiative,” said artist Maxx Moses. “With this library card, we hope to encourage creativity and provide young people with a tangible connection to their culture. We believe that through art and literacy, we can empower individuals to express themselves freely and positively impact their communities.”

The Yonkers Public Library’s Hip-Hop art inspired library card will be available to library members starting Thursday, October 26, 2023. It is an exciting step towards promoting both art and literacy within the community.

AJ Woodson
AJ Woodson
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief and co-owner of Black Westchester, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Rap Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.

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