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Black History Month Events

South County Events

Accokeek Branch Library


Crafternoon: Celebrating Black History

Saturday, February 10: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-12 YRS)
Join us for crafts and games. We will be making dream inspired collages and learning fun facts about Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” speech. Parents are welcome to participate too!

 

Black History Live with Culture Queen!
Black History Live with Culture Queen!

Saturday, February 17: 10:30am - 11:30am
AGE GROUP: CHILDREN (3-13 YRS)
Culture Queen engages your royal children in motivating music, marvelous movement and super storytelling activities inspired by the Kings and Queens of Black History!


Baden Branch Library


Black History Comes to Life: Rosa Parks

Monday, February 26: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-12 YRS)
Local actress and historical interpreter, Shemika Berry, will portray Rosa Parks and bring history to life.


Surratts-Clinton Branch Library


Black History Trivia Contest

Thursday, February 01 - 28: 10:00am - 6:00pm
AGE GROUP: TEEN (13-18 YRS), ADULTS
Use library resources to test your knowledge of African American history & culture! Pick up and turn in question sheets at the Information Desk.


Black History Story Explorers:
Martin’s Big Words

Saturday, February 10: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (7-12 YRS)
Childrens ages 7-12 with adult will listen to “Martin’s Big Words” and enjoy an intergenerational discussion. A scavenger hunt and other fun acitivites will follow the program.


Bright Star Theatre presents - Let It Shine:
The American Civil Rights Movement


Wednesday, February 14: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
AGE GROUP: ALL AGES
This powerful show brings to the stage pivotal moments of the American struggle for civil rights.

Oxon Hill Branch Library


Frederick Douglass Celebration

Saturday, February 03: 11:00am - 12:30pm
AGE GROUP: All AGES
In honor of his 200th birthday come see Frederick Douglass portrayed by Bob Smith and hear the speeches of the teen oratory contest.
All ages are welcome to attend.

 

Black History of Oxon Hill Manor
Black History of Oxon Hill Manor

Tuesday, February 06: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
AGE GROUP: ADULTS
Mr. Christian Carter Addison will present the history of African American descendants of the Addison Plantation (Oxon Hill Manor) and their influence on the Washington Metropolitan Area.


Rockin’ 2 Rhythm

Wednesday, February 07: 11:00am - 11:30am
AGE GROUP: YOUNG CHILDREN (0-5 YRS)
Bring your best moves to an all-music storytime that celebrates the history of African-American music.

 

A Salute to The Great Jazz Divas!
A Salute to The Great Jazz Divas!

Saturday, February 10: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
AGE GROUP: ALL AGES
Join us for a live music tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Sara Vaughn, Shirley Horn, Billie Holiday and Carmen McRae. Presented by Coniece Washington and her jazz band.


Blast to the Past: Virtual Reality Tour

Monday, February 12: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
AGE GROUP: TEEN (13-18 YRS)
Take a tour of our special collection located in the Sojourner Truth Room. Learn about the history of the room and materials in it. Finally, take a trip to the past with our Virtual Reality glasses.

Dreams in Color: Black History Celebration

Wednesday, February 14: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-12 YRS)
Have fun celebrating Black History through singing, dancing, and spoken word. This event is great for all ages. You can sign up for Open Mic.

 

Bicentennial Book Discussion
Bicentennial Book Discussion

Thursday, February 15: 10:00am - 11:00am
AGE GROUP: TEEN (13-18 YRS)
Students will participate in a book discussion of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass in honor of the bicentennial of his birth.


Meet A Book Illustrator: Jeffery Weatherford

Thursday, February 22: 10:30am - 11:30am
AGE GROUP: All Ages
Join us for a presentation by Jeffery Weatherford, illustrator of “You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen”.


Rockin’ 2 Rhythm

Thursday, February 22: 11:00am - 11:30am
AGE GROUP: YOUNG CHILDREN (0-5 YRS)
Bring your best moves to an all-music storytime that celebrates the history of African-American music.


STEM Scholars in Your Neighborhood

Saturday, February 24: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
AGE GROUP: TEEN (13-18 YRS)
Join us in the Sojourner Truth Room for an informal talk and hands-on STEM activity with PGCPS graduates and local college students pursuing STEM careers.


Black History Scavenger Hunt

Monday, February 26: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
AGE GROUP: TEEN (13-18 YRS)
Test your knowledge of African American history in our Black History Month Scavenger Hunt. Follow the clues and collect the most items to be claimed the winner.

 

Tribute to Bob Marley: Musical Concert
Tribute to Bob Marley: Musical Concert

Wednesday, February 28: 10:30am - 11:30am
AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-12 YRS)
The Medfield Heights Elementary School Inspirational Choir will render selections in tribute to Bob Marley in honor of Black History Month. All ages are welcome.

South County Events [PDF]

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