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Black History Month Events

East County Events

Largo-Kettering Branch Library

Black History Month Comic Book Art

Black History Month Comic Book Art

Tuesday, February 06: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
AGE GROUP:
TEEN (13-18 YRS), KIDS (5-12 YRS) Students will practice drawing popular black superheroes and/or drawing black historical figures. Presented by Williams Jones of the Afrofuturism Network.

 

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, February 14: 4pm - 5:30pm
AGE GROUP: TEEN (13-18 YRS) Discover facts about black history through an interactive library scavenger hunt!

  

Story Explorers: Snowy Day

Monday, February 05: 6:30pm - 8pm

AGE GROUP:  ELEMENTARY (5-12 yrs)

Come listen to a librarian read favorite stories aloud and do related activities and games. 

 

STEM-tastic! Horance King the Bridge Builder

Saturday, February 24: 11am - 1pm

Age group:  Elementary (5-12 yrs)

Become a mad scientist by conducting hands-on fun science experiments using basic scientific principles.

 

Upper Marlboro Branch Library

George Crum: The Potato Chip Man

George Crum: The Potato Chip Man

Saturday, February 17: 12pm - 1pm

AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-12 YRS) Celebrate Black History Month by exploring the Life of George Crum, the inventor of the potato chip.
A tasting party will follow!

South Bowie Branch Library

Exploring Africa

Exploring Africa

Thursday, February 08, 15, 22: 7pm - 8:30pm
AGE GROUP: 5-18 YRS, ADULTS Join us as we explore Africa, one of the largest continents in the world. During our three part series, we will discover fun historical facts, culture, entertainment and art. All ages are welcome!

 

African History & Cultural Lecture Series

Saturday, February 03: 2pm - 4pm

AGE GROUP: ADULTS
Join historian C. R. Gibbs as he presents “The United States of Hate: From Jim Crow & the Klan to the Alt-Right of the 21st Century.”

 

Coretta Scott King Book Award Storytime

Coretta Scott King Book Award Storytime

Thursday, February 08: 4pm - 4:30pm

AGE GROUP: YOUNG CHILDREN (0-5 YRS)
Join us for a storytime celebrating Coretta Scott King Award books and make-your-own kente cloth activity

African History & Cultural Lecture Series

African History & Cultural Lecture Series

Saturday, February 10: 2pm - 4pm

AGE GROUP: ADULTS
Join historian C.R. Gibbs as he presents “Black Metropolis: The Founding and Evolution of Great African Cities.”

 

African History & Cultural Lecture Series

African History & Cultural Lecture Series

Saturday, February 17: 2pm - 4pm

AGE GROUP: ADULTS
Join historian C. R. Gibbs as he presents “Kush & Axum: Splendid Kingdoms of the Nile”

 

African History & Cultural Lecture Series

Saturday, February 24: 2pm - 4pm

AGE GROUP: ADULTS
Join historian C.R. Gibbs as he presents “Up The Rough Side of the Mountain: African Americans & Organized Labor”

East County Events [PDF]

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact the branch at least two weeks in advance.