African American History Month

Adults - Friday 2/22 @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Celebrates African American History Month

Adults - Friday 2/22 @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Celebrates African American History Month

The TGIF Programs Friday Film Series celebrates African-American History Month on Friday, 2/22 at 10:15 AM. We look forward to showing a 1967 British drama film that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school. This unrated film, which stars Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall and singer Lulu, lasts 105 minutes.

The Friends of Freeman Library provide light refreshments for this event. This free program requires no registration.

Fiction for African American History Month

February is African American History Month, a time dedicated to “paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society” ( For the next two weeks I’m going to offer up recommendations on both the fiction and non-fiction side of things.  These recommendations are separated by age range, and are a mix of historical and modern settings. Today, we're talking fiction.





African Food Tasting Program Today

Today is Saturday, February 9, and we will have our African Food Tasting Program at 1 pm for African American History Month.   The public will have the opportunity to sample traditional dishes of the African continent.  Please note, that some foods will contain peanut for those of you that have food allergies.   It will take place under the Tree House and no registration is necessary, so come join us!

Da Camera presents "The History of Jazz" on Monday, February 11 at 6:00 pm

  Celebrate African American History Month by joining us on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm for "The History of Jazz" presented by Da Camera.  This lively and informative program demonstrates how African-American work songs, hymns, and soirituals evolved into ragtime, Dixieland Jazz and other music forms.   All ages are welcome to this music celebration!

Mancala Strategy Game

February is African American History Month, and we invite children ages 6 and up to come to the library and discover the ancient strategy and counting game Mancala. Mancala describes several strategy and counting games which originated in Africa more than a thousand years ago. Mancala games are some of the oldest strategy games and are played all over the world. During this program, participants will learn how to play a version of Mancala on both a physical wooden board and a digital application. Join us on Monday, February 18 at 4:30 pm to learn about Mancala.

For more information about this program, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

African American History Month

Galena Park Branch Library embraces the diversity of our community. In February we celebrate African American history month with a variety of programming.

Jalia Movement Arts will present, “I Hear the Drum”, Monday, February 4, 2019 at 4 PM. “I Hear the Drum”, is an African dance celebrating life and joy. The cultural movement will be explored in conjunction with history, highlighting its unique dance styles and music. This program is perfect for the whole family.

African American History Month Celebration

February is African American History Month, and we invite you to celebrate the importance of African American culture and history with us. The South Houston Branch Library will be having an African American History Month Celebration on Monday, February 19 at 5:00 pm. All ages are welcome to join us for fun and activities during this celebration. 

You can find a wide variety of historical and biographical books and resources in our library catalog, and if you would like more information about this program, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

African American History Month and Chinese New Year

February is here and with it comes an important reminder. This month is set aside for us to contemplate and reflect on the history and heritage of African Americans and their role in shaping this country. Even though February is the month set aside for us to reflect upon and contemplate both the triumphant and tragic events in the history of African Americans, it should not be the only time we think about this. Here at Evelyn Meador we have two programs that we hope will inspire and motivate our patrons to learn more about the rich heritage and culture of African Americans.

For our younger ones K-6th grade we present:

Coming up, February programming!

One month of 2018 down or close enough. Have you been keeping up with your New Year’s Resolutions (if you made them)? I, for one, give myself a cheat month (January) to decide what I really want to focus on for the year. If you’re like me and want to learn a new skill, or maybe hone one (I have 4 more days to decide), well, Evelyn Meador has you covered. Our new month long sewing program starts February 1st and will occur every Thursday at 1:30, Classes will focus on measuring, developing patterns for and sewing skirts, tops, dresses.

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