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Black History Month Events

Central County Events

Glenarden Branch Library

Janice the Griot

Janice the Griot

Thursday, February 22: 10:30am - 11:30am
AGE GROUP: CHILDREN (3-12 YRS)
Come hear African Storytelling from Janice the Griot!

 

Black History Jeopardy

Monday, February 26: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-12 YRS)
Join us in a friendly environment where children will play “Jeopardy” revolving around African American history.

 

Hillcrest Heights Branch Library

Heroes Of The Underground Railroad - Bright Star Theatre

Wednesday, February 14: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
AGE GROUP: TEEN (13-18 YRS),ELEMENTARY (5-12 YRS), ADULTS
Join Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry “Box” Brown, John Parker and more in an empowering look at the figures behind America’s Underground Railroad.

 

Black Berry Pie - A Discussion of Deeper Roots

Thursday, February 15: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
AGE GROUP: TEEN (13-18 YRS)
This is a program for teens (ages 13-18) to conduct activities to reflect and discuss the contributions of African Americans to black history and culture.

 

Black History Jeopardy

Thursday, February 22: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
AGE GROUP: ADULTS
Adults ages 18 and up will test their black history knowledge in a game of jeopardy.

Fairmount Heights Branch Library

The Black Experience - Making of a Documentary

Saturday, February 24: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
AGE GROUP: ADULTS
Come share your experiences of living in the DMV area for a documentary to be shown on February 24th. Recording will be from February 1st to February 15th Please call if you want to participate.

 

Spauldings Branch Library

Frederick Douglass: Speech Reading & Discussion

Frederick Douglass: Speech Reading & Discussion

Monday, February 12: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
AGE GROUP: ADULTS
To commemorate the enactment of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act, we will be reading Douglass’ speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”. A discussion will follow.

 

African American Inventors - Arts and Crafts

Thursday, February 15: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-12 YRS)
Come join us as we discover and re-discover some of America’s greatest African-American inventors through arts and crafts. Please call branch to register.

Central County Events [PDF]

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