In December, 1989, in response to a growing need, the Art Tatum African American Resource Center was established at the Kent Branch Library. The name, which honors one of Toledo's most celebrated natives, was selected from a community-wide contest. For three decades, the Tatum Center has hosted a wide variety of programs, including concerts, political forums, Kwanzaa celebrations, author events and an annual celebration of the birth of its Toledo-born namesake. In observance of 30 years as a fixture in the community, we pay homage to the recently departed TLCPL director Clyde Scoles and the Tatum Center's first supervisor, Pauline Kynard, with reflections from past and current Tatum Center Citizens' Advisory Board members. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public.