African American Art Contest
Black History Month Event
Enter a drawing of a famous African-American as indicated below to be judged for a prize.
Week of Feb. 8: Famous African-American scientists or inventors
Week of Feb. 15: Famous African-American actors or actresses
Week of Feb. 22: Famous African-American athletes
Visit branch for entry forms.
A Bright Star Theatre Presentation
All ages, Saturday, February 13, 3 pm
Struggle for Freedom is a 45-minute production that seeks to honor the American Civil Rights Movement. The life and work of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. provides the backdrop to scenes that recreate the Montgomery bus boycott, the March on Washington, the Woolworth Sit-ins and much more. With excerpts of famous speeches, Civil Rights era songs and a variety of characters this moving production has been hailed as one of “the finest touring shows available for young audiences.”
The Uncle Devin Show
All ages, February 16, 4:30 pm
The Uncle Devin Show is an interactive musical experience for children, which uses percussion instruments to cultivate their minds - a dynamic cross between Schoolhouse Rock and The Muppet Show. It takes children on a magical journey through the Land of Percussion allowing them to hear, see and play different percussion instruments. Children will gain an understanding of the history of percussion and why it is the easiest, oldest and most diverse form of musical creativity.
Weathering Racism: The Benjamin Banneker Almanacs
Ages 9-12, Saturday, February 20, noon
Kids will learn about abolitionist and scientist Benjamin Banneker, 18th century meteorology, and atmospheric phenomena by examining primary sources, creating their own weather instruments, and recording data. This program is being presented by the Montpelier Mansion.
Family Fun Night: Harriet Tubman – The Chosen One
All ages, Monday, February 22, 6:30 pm
Harriet Tubman - The Chosen One is a dynamic one-woman show that takes its audience on one of the many journeys Ms. Tubman took on the Underground Railroad. The show celebrates the life of this great American who made her way to freedom, and then risked her freedom to free others.
Jeopardy: African American History
Fairmount Heights Branch
All ages, Tuesday, February 23, 5 pm
Test your knowledge of African American history by competing in a jeopardy trivia game.