Although it's not yet on the website of the New Bedford Historical Society, the 13th Annual Frederick Douglass Community Read-a-Thon will be held on Sunday, February 10 from 2-6 PM at the Friends Meeting House (83 Spring St., New Bedford). It is organized by Melville biographer, and poet, Laurie Robertson-Lorant.
This is a great event. (See this post from last year.) Make an effort to attend.