The Feb. 18 After Hours @ Your Library program will be an author talk by Dr. Shirle Ibeawuchi. She will be discussing her life and the book she co-wrote with Dr. Phillip Finley, "The Dream: Reflections on the African-American Experience, From Kansas to Africa." The program begins at 7 p.m.

Born a generation apart on the prairie lands of Kansas, both authors somehow found their way to Africa. While their situations and stories are different, much about these tales is the same. Shirle and Phillip are both dreamers. In Africa and in Kansas, each discovered a connection with their past, their history, and with God.

Now, they've come together to share their amazing stories, with the hope that others might understand more about Africa from an African-American perspective.