Check out our Black History Month Programs

African American Read In
February 1 – 28

Our library has a rich and diverse collection of books written by African American authors.  Stop in to obtain a selection from our display or read a favorite from your own collection.  Record the titles read on the family log sheet and return the completed sheet by Saturday, March 3 for a chance to win a special prize.  All ages.

Famous Inventions Scavenger Hunt
February 1 – 28

These African American inventors are responsible for some of the products you use every day.  Match the inventor with his/her invention to win a prize.  Pick up a copy of the worksheet from the Reference Desk.

Wednesday, February 7

Local students recite the works of famous African American authors and poets.  All ages are encouraged to attend.

Little Leaders: Bold Women In Black History
Monday, February 12

Pick up a copy of the book, Little Leaders:  Bold Women in Black History and join our book discussion to introduce the children in your family to 40 women who have changed the world.  Parents are encouraged to read the book and attend the discussion too!  Ages 5-13. Register to reserve your spot.

Black History Bingo
Thursday, February 22

Learn important facts about more than 40 historical African American leaders, inventors, and others while having fun. We will play plenty of rounds and have many prizes and snacks. Ages 5 and up.

Soul Train Party
Friday, February 23

Shake your groove thing on our annual trip down memory lane with a soulful night of 70s jams. Light refreshments will be served.  Ages 18 and up. Register to reserve your spot.

From Slavery to Emancipation
Monday, February 26

Bring the entire family to discover African American History from Slavery to Emancipation during a walking display of replicas presented by African American Historian Tammy Gibson of Sankofa Travelher.  All Ages.

Brookwood District 167 Celebration of African American Art
Wednesday, February 28

Students from Brookwood 167 showcase their artwork and share why it is important that African American History is taught in our schools. All are encouraged to attend to support these talented artists and writers!


National Underground Railroad Center Day Trip
Registration Period: December 15 – February 14
Trip Date: Saturday, March 3 from 7am – 9pm
Cost: $55 per person

Discover the stories of freedom’s heroes at the National Underground Freedom Railroad Center in Cincinnati.  Located on the banks of the Ohio River, you will be able to explore the topics of slavery, inequality, and freedom, paying particular attention to the history of slavery in the United States and the role of the Underground Railroad. Take in the impressive collection of items, multimedia exhibits, and personal stories relating to slavery, the civil rights movement, and contemporary freedom struggles.

Minimum of 40 required and Maximum of 55.  Money is due at time of registration. CASH ONLY. Trip includes motor coach transportation to and from Cincinnati and tickets to the National Underground Freedom Railroad Center with group tour. After our tour you can enjoy lunch on your own along the Ohio River or spend the remainder of your time at the museum.

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