Happy Thursday! 

Three weeks ago, we hosted our first in-person event for The Missing Bits: This was a panel session featuring journalists; Lindy Mtongana, Denis Galava and Parselelo Kantai, in conversation with Baraza Media Lab's curator, Christine Mungai. See what was on in pictures here or if you joined us, share your feedback here!

We are now back this April with a jam-packed day-long event at the mothership, McMillan Memorial Library, on Banda Street. Join us for an exciting panel conversation, film screenings, digitisation stations to archive your personal archives and audio storytelling booths all at the library!


Save the date: April 23rd, 10am - 6pm!

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Panel Conversation 

For this edition of our panel sessions co-curated with Baraza Media Lab, we will explore the work of digital libraries and archives in capturing cultural memories in the past and in our present, the challenges – and innovative approaches to overcome them that archivists are leaning on, and the lessons we can learn from global libraries in this regard. Join Marcus Olang, Dr. Joyce Nyairo, Chao Tayiana and Raphael Kariuki on Saturday, 23rd April 2022 at 11am for this exciting panel conversation.

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Film Screenings 

Together with Docubox, we present a series of film screenings running at the library and tied to the archive and our collective past. What memories do we hold of objects from our past? Dig in and catch If Objects Could Speak, a film that dives into restitution of Kenyan objects and much more. Have a question for the directors? Catch Renee Akitelek Mboya as she talks about her film, "A Glossary of Words My Mother Never Taught Me." 

Saturday 23rd April.
Screen time: 11am - 5pm

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The Missing Bits also invites you to bring photos, letters and other personal archives to McMillan Memorial Library on Banda Street for digitisation! We have set up digitisation facilities ready for your use from 19th -30th April! So, start digging through all the archives you would like preserved and shared with a wider public, or to store in your own archive. Book your slot here! If you would like to get a head start, here are two tutorials that might help you (How to Digitise and How to Preserve).
Book your slot here!

We've got more for you too! Right in the heart of the city at McMillan Memorial Library, The Missing Bits also invites you to come capture your stories of your personal memories of Kenya's colonial and post-colonial period. from 21st -23rd April April. So, reach out to your loved ones and especially your older folks to come add to the library's archive with their stories.

Book your slot here!
A Music Bunk Showcase

Music Bunk, our school holiday music camp teaching music lessons to library users kicked off this April! 34 participants from Kaloleni and Eastlands Libraries will be showcasing their learning today, Thursday 14th April from 5pm to 6.30pm. The participants have been learning voice, piano, guitar, wind and percussion instruments, tutored by  Levi Waitaka.

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