African American History Month

Local Art on Display through February

Come to the Stratford Library to see work by local Highlands artist Welton Williams. On display in our lobby!

Also, save the date for our Art Speaks children's program on February 18 at 4:30 PM!


 

Freeman Cultural Series - Film Night - Monday


Adults - Please join us this Monday at 6:00 PM for the Freeman Cultural Series Film Night. In honor of African American History Month, we will be showing the 1963 film Lilies of the Field starring Sidney Poitier and Lilia Skala. If you miss this night, the film will have an encore during the TGIF Friday Film Series on February 26 at 10:30 AM.

All Freeman Cultural Series events are supported by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 for more information. 

 

TGIF Programs Hosts Robert Jacobus, Author of Houston Cougars in the 1960s


TGIF Programs is pleased to host Robert Jacobus, author of Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century, at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 5. Mr. Jacobus' book and presentation, which focus on the integration of the University of Houston athletic teams, is part of the Freeman Cultural Series.

The Freeman Cultural Series This February

The Adult Services and Young Adult (YA) Services Departments invite you to join us for our new programming called "Freeman Cultural Series" in February. We'll offer events at various times of day throughout the month. Below is our lineup: 

February in Adult Services & Technology Training Courses


 

Adults - Check out what Adult Services & Technology Training Courses have in store this February! Click on the following link to download copies of the schedules: http://tinyurl.com/hac93x2

African American History Month - Poetry Celebration

Poetry courtesy of Clker.comStarting on Monday, we're featuring African American poets all month.  Become a poet yourself by penning a few lines for others to read or put together our poetry puzzles from celebrated authors.  

Book Hunters in Brief #110: African American History Month 2016

This week, Book Hunters in Brief presents some great books for teen and tween readers in celebration of African American History Month.

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

Juba! by Walter Dean Myers

African American History Month @ Your Library

February is African American History Month and all of Harris County Public Library's twenty-six branches have programs planned. There will be African dance performances, arts and crafts programs for all ages inspired by traditional African art as well as the work of contemporary African American artists. There will be the annual African American Read-In featuring local black authors and readings by Klein High School drama students. UH professor Debbie Z. Harwell will give a talk on Wednesdays in Mississippi, a little-known civil rights project led by women for women. We'll host special storytimes for young ones and book discussions for adults.

In short, we invite you to help us celebrate the wide range of influences that African Americans have had on the nation's culture and history with a wide range of programs and special events. Below is a sampling of what we have in store.

Explore the Cosmos and Celebrate African American History Month

mae jemisonIn honor of African American History Month, come to North Channel to explore the cosmos on Thursday, February 19th @ 4:30 pm.

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