Black History Month Programming

Registration is required for all programs

BHM Poetry Night
Monday, February 3 from 6:30-8:30pm

Join us as Brookwood 167 students kickoff Black History Month with a special evening spotlighting famous works of African American authors and poets. The evening will begin with local poet Latonya Hicks; copies of Ms. Hicks’ books will be available for purchase after the program.  All ages are encouraged to attend to support our students.


Black Film Fridays
Fridays: February 7 and 21 from 1-3pm

Join us for a movie (and popcorn) that celebrates the Black experience.  Call the library or visit our Facebook page in February for the movie selections.


Teen/Adult Paint and Sip:  Alma Thomas
Wednesday, February 10 from 6:30-7:30pm

Enjoy a hot beverage while you create colorful artwork inspired by African American Artist Alma Woodsey Thomas, the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art. Limit 10.


Little Legends – Exceptional Men in Black History
Saturday, February 22 from 10-11:30am

Join us for a morning of stories and fun celebrating the accomplishments of famous African-American men in history in the book Little Legends – Exceptional Men in Black History.  We invite fathers, uncles and male guardians to bring their children to participate in the storytime and crafting.  Men who wish to volunteer during this event can contact Ms. Brenda at reference@glpld.org.


Celebration of Art & Black History Essays
Wednesday, February 26 from 7-8pm

Students from Brookwood District 167 will showcase their artwork and share essays on why Black History Month is still relevant. All are encouraged to attend to support these talented artists and writers! Sponsored by the Glenwood Junior Women’s Club.


5th Annual Soul Train Party
Friday, February 28 from 7-10pm

Bring your friends and neighbors and join us for our annual nostalgic trip down memory lane with a soulful night of 70s and 80s music. We’ll also award prizes to scramble board contestants! 70s attire encouraged, but not required.  Light refreshments will be served. Ages 18 and up.

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