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Black history month

Click on your area for a full list of Black History Month events: North, South, East, West and Central.

Sojourner Truth Room imageAfrican American Incorporated Towns in Prince George’s County will become the focus of the Sojourner Truth Room at the Oxon Hill Branch Library. To the historically African American towns of North Brentwood, Fairmount Heights, Glenarden and Eagle Harbor will be added six incorporated towns that also have sizeable African American populations: Capitol Heights, District Heights, New Carrollton, Seat Pleasant, Landover Hills and Croom. While the room currently has a dedicated collection of African American history resources, the integration of an incorporated town display would focus that history to a very local and relevant level.

Black Studies CenterBlack Studies Center supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and provides detailed coverage of the Black experience in disciplines such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy and religion.

AAH Who is Waiting to be Found? imageProQuest® African American Heritage was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

 

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Check out our Calendar of events below.

Surratts-Clinton
Thu, Feb 22, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Use library resources to test your knowledge of African American history & culture! Pick up and turn in question sheets at the Information Desk.

Glenarden
Thu, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
African Storytelling from Janice the Griot [replaces R2R Storytime]

Oxon Hill - Lecture Hall
Thu, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Join us for a presentation by Jeffery Boston Weatherford who is the illustrator of "You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen". All ages are welcome.

Oxon Hill - Auditorium
Thu, Feb 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Bring your best moves to an all-music storytime that celebrates the history of African-American music.

Bowie - Conference Room
Thu, Feb 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
An exploration of the traditional music, storytelling and dance of a typical African village.

Hillcrest Heights - Conference Room 1
Thu, Feb 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Adults ages 18 and up will test their black history knowledge in a game of jeopardy.

Bladensburg
Thu, Feb 22, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Special Crafternoon celebrating Black History Month: Join us as we make a "quilt" inspired by the quilt artists of Gee's Bend, Alabama.

South Bowie
Thu, Feb 22, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
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!

Surratts-Clinton
Fri, Feb 23, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Use library resources to test your knowledge of African American history & culture! Pick up and turn in question sheets at the Information Desk.

Surratts-Clinton
Sat, Feb 24, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Use library resources to test your knowledge of African American history & culture! Pick up and turn in question sheets at the Information Desk.

Bladensburg
Sat, Feb 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Special Ready 2 Read Storytime celebrating Black History Month, featuring stories and songs by African American writers and artists.

Largo-Kettering
Sat, Feb 24, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Become a mad scientist by conducting hands-on fun science experiments using basic scientific principles.

Oxon Hill
Sat, Feb 24, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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.

South Bowie
Sat, Feb 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join historian C.R. Gibbs as he presents "Up The Rough Side of the Mountain: African Americans & Organized Labor"

Fairmount Heights - Large Meeting Room
Sat, Feb 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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.

Surratts-Clinton
Mon, Feb 26, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Use library resources to test your knowledge of African American history & culture! Pick up and turn in question sheets at the Information Desk.

Baden
Mon, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Local actress and historical interpreter, Shemika Berry, will portray Rosa Parks and bring history to life.

Laurel
Mon, Feb 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Students will practice drawing popular black superheroes and/or drawing black historical figures. Presented by Williams Jones of the Afrofuturism Network.

Glenarden - Small Meeting Room
Mon, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Come join us in a friendly environment where children will play Jeopardy revolving around African American history.

Oxon Hill
Mon, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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.

Surratts-Clinton
Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Use library resources to test your knowledge of African American history & culture! Pick up and turn in question sheets at the Information Desk.

Largo-Kettering - Small Meeting Room
Tue, Feb 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Students will practice drawing popular black superheroes and/or drawing black historical figures. Presented by Williams Jones of the Afrofuturism Network.

Greenbelt - Auditorium
Tue, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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."

Surratts-Clinton
Wed, Feb 28, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Use library resources to test your knowledge of African American history & culture! Pick up and turn in question sheets at the Information Desk.

Oxon Hill
Wed, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
"The Medfield Heights Elementary School Inspirational Choir from Baltimore, MD will render selections in tribute to Bob Marley in honor of Black History Month. All ages are welcome.

Greenbelt - Auditorium
Tue, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please join us for our Winter 2018 African History & Culture Lecture Series. CR Gibbs presents "Black Metropolis: Great African Cities; Their Founding & Evolution."