Black History Month

Illustration for Black History MonthOur branches are celebrating Black History Month by offering various diverse programs for all ages. These programs prompt us to remember important people, events, achievements and contributions by African Americans to art, literature, music, food and pop culture:

HEADQUARTERS BRANCH

ALACHUA BRANCH

  • African American Read-In, Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m., All Ages
    Hear community leaders and citizens read passages, poems, and stories by Black authors. For more than a decade, people have gathered here to listen and share these works. This event is sponsored by the Alachua Friends of the Library.

ARCHER BRANCH

CONE PARK BRANCH

  • CANCELED - Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society, Feb 16, 1 p.m., All Ages
    Jacksonville Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society will share stories of honorable military men and women and the role they played in American history.
  • Tasty History, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 3-4 p.m., Ages 5-11
    Celebrate Black History Month and the invention of the potato chip.

HAWTHORNE BRANCH

  • African American Read-In, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2-3:15 p.m., All Ages
    Discover a new favorite book or revisit with a familiar friend while sharing works by African American authors both current and historic. Featured readers include neighbors and local community leaders. Join millions of readers nationally in celebrating African American authors and African American literature during the annual African-American Read-In! Refreshments provided by the Hawthorne Woman’s Club.

HIGH SPRINGS BRANCH

LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP

MICANOPY BRANCH

MILLHOPPER BRANCH

NEWBERRY BRANCH

TOWER ROAD BRANCH

WALDO BRANCH

You can also read more about what other organizations are doing across the country for African American History Month.

Posted by OttoP on December 12, 2018