African American History Month

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.

Celebrate African American Achievement and Heritage with HCPL

NASA's Rocket Women group shotJoin Harris County Public Library in celebrating the contributions of African American scientists, inventors, artists, musicians and the ordinary people who have shaped the nation and its culture, as well as those who fought and continue to fight for justice. 

Below is a sampling of HCPL's African American History Month programs. For full listings, see our Events Calendar.

Black History Month: Harlem Renaissance Coffee Club

Join us for good coffee and great music from the Harlem Renaissance as we celebrate Black History Month.
Date:  Feb 2 & 9, 2018
Location:  Meeting Room (Located in the Lobby)
Time:  1:00 - 3:00 pm


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.

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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 


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