Join us in celebrating Black History Month during the month of February. Following are the scheduled programs. Visit the contests page for some extra fun.
Black History Month: African Folktales (2 to 5 years)
Celebrate Black History Month by watching puppet shows based on African folktales. Make an African craft to take home.
At the Central Library: Tuesday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m.
At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Wednesday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Black History Month: Freedom Quilt (9 to 12 years)
Learn how secret messages were hidden in quilts to help slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Make your own quilt square to add to the Library’s freedom quilt. For a guaranteed spot be sure to register. There will be limited spots available at the door. They will be given on a first come first served basis.
At the Central Library: Saturday, February 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
At the Petticoat Creek Branch: Thursday, February 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
TeensBlack History Month: Interactive Drumming Workshop (10 – 14)
Join Mystic Drumz as we travel to Africa and find Log Drums, North America for Snare Drums, India for Lizard Skin Tambourines (Kanjira), Tibet for Giant Temple Bells and Chimes, Nunavut for Pow-Wow drumming and more. Registration is required for a guaranteed spot. There will be limited spots available at the door. They will be given on a first come first served basis.At the Central Library:
Tuesday, February 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Black History Month: Tea and Talent
The AIDS Committee of Durham Region is planning a lively night of author readings, performances and artistry on Friday, February 6th in celebration of Black History Month. Join us for a creative and inspiring evening, with themed snacks and entertainment provided by local writers, performers and guest speakers.
Share your talent. We are looking for more performances to fill out the evening’s exciting, inspiring program. You can read something you wrote or choose literature celebrating Black heritage supplied by the Library. Or, come and perform some music for us! Young performers are welcome.
To sign up, please call Devorah at 905-576-1445, ext. 30; email: [email protected].
At the Central Library: Friday, February 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Black History Month: Olive Senior in Conversation with Donna Bailey Nurse
In her dazzling poetry, award winning fiction and glorious Encyclopedia of Jamaican Heritage, Olive Senior celebrates the stories of her beloved island nation. Her latest book is Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal. Join Olive Senior in conversation with critic Donna Bailey Nurse for a memorable evening of dynamic readings and lively discussion. Registration is required.
At the Central Library: Wednesday, February 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.