African American History Month

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Celebrates African American History Month This Friday!

This Friday @ 10:15 AM - The TGIF Programs Friday Film Series celebrates African American History Month by showing Race (2016), biopic of 1936 Olympian Jesse Owens. This film stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, and Eli Goree.

This free event requires no registration. The Friends of Freeman Library provide refreshments and support for all TGIF Programs. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library by visiting 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or calling 832-927-5420 for further information.

Harlem Renaissance Party

Join us on Saturday, February 18th at 1:00 PM as we celebrate African American History Month.  We’ll be having a very special Harlem Renaissance Party.  Hear music from Roaring 20’s and enjoy snacks.  Enjoy hearing poetry from iconic African American poets.  Families can create art inspired by the artists and musicians of the period.  All are welcome to attend.

Louis Armstrong photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons
 

Teens Celebrating African American History Month

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us this week for a celebration of African American History Month.  Our monthly teen movie screening, this Friday, February 17, 2017, will feature a movie about a prominent African American figure.  Join us in the meeting room, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.  We will have fresh popcorn, cold drinks, and a selection of recommended books and movies for you to check out.  There are also many great selections available on our seasonal library displays, including biographies, historical fiction, and genre fiction by African American authors.

Image shared from http://www.teenwritersbloc.com/2011/02/09/black-history-month/

Teen Movie Night!

Red Tails Movie Cover

Teen Movie Night!

To celebrate African American History Month at Barbara Bush Branch Library we will watch Red Tails, a film about the Tuskegee Airmen who served in World War II. Snacks and drinks provided.

Rated PG-13

2h 5min

Thursday Februrary 16th

5:00 pm 

 

Name that Book Read Aloud – The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris Barton February 14th @ 5 PM [8+]

     Continuing on the Pasadena ISD Name That Book List, we will be reading Chris Barton’s The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch.

     This book focuses on the life of John Roy Lynch, a former slave who sought out education after being emancipated and took the opportunities of life all the way to the United States Congress. Please join us in the Library Community Room at 5 PM on February 14th at the Parker Williams Library to get a head start or just listen to this great story.

Discover African American History @ HCPL

Some history we all know by heart. Those stories bring us together. They give us our common past, and show us how to change things to make a better future. There are also countless other stories waiting for you to discover them. This February, for African American History Month, we challenge you to search for those undiscovered stories and to find unsung African American heroes.

Like all explorers, you will need a little inspiration and maybe a little push to get you started, So we will have lots of African American History Month programs, special reading lists and more to spark your curiosity.

Adult & Technology Services This February!


 

Adults - Check out what all Adult & Technology Services has planned this February at your library! Click on the following link to download your own copy.

http://tinyurl.com/zso7oa8

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.

NOTE: Due to a scheduling conflict, the previously announced visit by author Robert Jacobus to Aldine Branch Library will not take place. His other appearances at Freeman, Evelyn Meador and Parker Williams branches will go on as scheduled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Celebrate African American History Month in Stanzas and Song

 

A poet’s connection to history is often palpable, whether they are speaking directly to the past or reaching out to us Lucille Clifton Plaque, "For Cornelia" from some bygone era. Within American poetry, there is a rich tradition of African American voices speaking to both their personal histories and the larger historical narratives that have shaped their lives. A reader could explore African American history this month through the voices of Jazz Poetry, the Harlem Renaissance, or the Black Arts Movement, some of whom you’ll find on this list. I’ve added a couple newcomers and names that might be a little less familiar, too. Plus, there’s Tupac. All the makings of a good jumping off point to celebrate African American history this February. 

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