Black History Month

Reading= Hope X Change

It's Black History Month and the Maud Marks Library always likes to celebrate with style!  Join us this Saturday beginning at 1 PM as we discover why Reading= Hope X Change.  We will start the day off with readings, background music, traditional African American foods, and crafts.  Crafts include African masks, Black Panther masks, Wrinkle in Time Clocks, African American Bingo, Brain Teasers, and more!  Then, at 3 PM, join us as trombonist Kendall Moore and his jazz quartet invoke the Harlem Renaissance and the jazz craze that swept the world.

We'll see you for all the fun this Saturday at 1 PM!

Black History Month at North Channel

traffic lightTo help us celebrate Black History Month at North Channel Library, we will have a children's craft to help us learn about a talented African American Inventor.
Garrett Morgan invented the traffic light in 1923. His other inventions included hair cream, hair dye, hair straightening comb, gas mask, and a belt fastener for a sewing machine. 
Join us today, February 14th at 4:30 PM in the Public Meeting Room to make your own traffic light, enjoy a light snack, and play a fun game of Red light, Green light. 

How to do family history on African American ancestors after the Civil War

Are you interested in learning more about your family’s history? Franklin Carter Smith of the Clayton Center for Genealogical Research in Houston will provide helpful strategies and resources for African Americans who are researching post civil war ancestors. Learn more about the Clayton Center as well as some tips for researching your family history that only an expert can provide. Join us Tuesday, February 20, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate the Joy of Reading!

Celebrate the Joy of Reading with us! Saturday, Feb. 10 from 1 pm to 4 pm


Enjoy author readings, shop for books, browse our pop up library and return your library books! For the kids, there will be a storytime and a craft. This is part of the annual African American Read In. Refreshments served afterwards. Co-sponsored by Barbara Bush Library Friends and E.B.O.N.Y.

The Forum at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center
6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring TX

picture of a couple reading

 

 

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:

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

 

Teen #MondayMovie - February 20 @ 2:30 PM

Come by the meeting room on your school holiday, Monday, February 20, at 2:30 PM, to enjoy the movie Remember the Titans in honor of Black History Month. This movie is based on the true story about Herman Boone, the newly appointed African American High School Football coach, during the high school’s first year of integration in the year in 1971. Enjoy snacks too!

© 2000, Walt Disney Pictures, PG

For teens and tweens grades 6-12. For more info, call the library at 281-360-6804.Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

Children: Join us in celebrating African American Heritage Month today at 4:30 pm

 The Children's Department will be observing African American History Month today at 4:30 pm with a crafts program for children ages 3-12 years old.   We will be making a colorful wreath in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and a paper weaving craft.  We'll have a tasty snack of potato chips and a graham cracker "traffic signal" inspired by African American inventors.  Additionally, we'll have activity sheets and a variety of books available for checkout.  Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

 

 

Harlem Renaissance Storytime

JJoin us for our Harlem Renaissance Preschool Storytime next Tuesday, February 21 at 10:30 am in celebration of Black History Month. All kids 3-5 are welcome, but you do need a free ticket to enter. The tickets will be in the children's area when the library opens at 10 am.

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