Hickory – In celebration of Black History Month, the Ridgeview Branch Library and the Hickory Community Theatre are proud to bring Mike Wiley Productions to the area on Saturday, February 9 at 1 pm to honor the life of Jackie Robinson in a theater production.

A Game Apart provides a glimpse of Jackie Robinson’s life during a bygone era of separate and unequal locker rooms, of whites only hotels, and of restaurants with only a back door for colored athletes to enter. A Game Apart is a powerful lesson of courage through dedication, perseverance, and leadership.

This theatre production will take place at the Ridgeview Recreation Center. This project is supported by a grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County, as well as support from the Hickory Community Theatre.

Ridgeview Library is located at 706 1st Street SW, at the corner of 1st Street and 7th Avenue SW, beside the Ridgeview Recreation Center. All library programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Hannah Norcutt at the Ridgeview Library, 828-345-6037 or hnorcutt@hickorync.gov or visit the library’s website at www.hickorync.gov/library.