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Black History Month Events

North County Events

Beltsville Branch Library

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

Thursday, February 01: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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!

 
STEM-tastic! Black Inventors

Wednesday, February 07: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-12 YRS)
Join us to learn about Benjamin Banneker, astronomer, mathematician, and clock maker, and learn how an analog clock works. Limit 20. Please call the branch to register.

 
Greenbelt Branch Library


Winter 2018 African History & Culture Lecture

Tuesday, February 06: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
AGE GROUP: ADULTS
Please join us for our Winter 2018 African History & Culture Lecture Series. CR Gibbs, renowned historian of the African Diaspora, presents “Kush & Axum: Splendid Kingdoms of the Nile.”


Winter 2018 African History & Culture Lecture

Tuesday, February 13: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
AGE GROUP: ADULTS
Please join us for our Winter 2018 African History & Culture Lecture Series. CR Gibbs presents “Up the Rough Side of the Mountain: African Americans and Organized Labor.”


Winter 2018 African History & Culture Lecture

Tuesday, February 20: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
AGE GROUP: ADULTS
Please join us for our Winter 2018 African History & Culture Lecture Series. Asa Gordon presents “The Electoral College: Affirmative Action for White Supremacy.”


Winter 2018 African History & Culture Lecture

Tuesday, February 27: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

AGE GROUP: ADULTS
Please join us for our Winter 2018 African History & Culture Lecture Series. CR Gibbs, renowned historian of the African Diaspora, presents “Undaunted Courage: African Americans & World War 1.”

Bowie Branch Library


Black History Month:
Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Thursday, February 01: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
AGE GROUP: TEEN (13-18 YRS)
Kick-off Black History Month with an informative, interactive discussion about Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Enjoy trivia and review information about various HBCUs across the nation.

 

Story Explorers: The Harlem Renaissance
Story Explorers: The Harlem Renaissance

Saturday, February 03: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-12 YRS)
Come and listen to stories about The Harlem Renaissance! Learn about this exciting time in
American history while participating in fun activities.


Teen Zone: Living Black History

Tuesday, February 06, 13, 20: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
AGE GROUP: TEEN (13-18 YRS)
Students (ages 13-18) will meet to prepare and publicly perform excerpts of notable speeches by prominent figures in Black history. Visit the Bowie branch to register.

 

African Drumming and Storytelling
African Drumming and Storytelling

Thursday, February 22: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
AGE GROUP: All Ages
This program is an exploration of the traditional music, storytelling and dance of a typical African
village. Through “call-and-response” songs, games, rhythms, and the employment of authentic instruments, we will explore the rich heritage of Africa. Presented by Performing Arts Center for African Cultures

Laurel Branch Library

Films: I Am Not Your Negro
Films: I Am Not Your Negro

Thursday, February 08: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
AGE GROUP: ADULTS
Join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary I Am Not Your Negro.

 

VR: African American Experiences
VR: African American Experiences

Monday, February 12: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
AGE GROUP: TEEN (13-18 YRS),ADULTS
Experience African American History and Culture through virtual reality. Virtual Reality expeditions are best experienced by guests over 10 years old.
Register here: http://www.tinyurl.com/LaurelVR.

 

Black History Month Comic Book Art
Black History Month Comic Book Art

Monday, February 26: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
AGE GROUP: TEEN (13-18 YRS),ELEMENTARY (5-12 YRS)
Students will practice drawing popular black superheroes and/or drawing black historical figures.
Presented by Williams Jones of the Afrofuturism Network.

North County Events [PDF]

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