Black History Month

The Rythm of the Drum

The Aldine Library is hosting a special Pajama storytime in honor of Black History Month on Monday, February 24th at 7 PM titled "The Rhythm of the Drum." Children will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the drum in the African American culture through stories, songs, activities and crafts. As part of the program, children will make a drum to take home. Come join the fun. We'll see you in the Meeting Room. 

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Celebration of African Folklore @ Preschool Pals

We are celebrating Black History Month during Preschool Pals this week! 
When: Wednesday, February 19th @ 1:30
Shadow puppet play based on African Folklore, "How the Sun & the Moon came to live in the Sky".


Other Information:
The safety of the children we serve is our first consideration. Room capacity, as determined by the Fire Marshall, as well as our desire for a high quality program, may necessitate limits.

If you are not able to attend, or would like to extend your child's experience, checkout these great picture books to share at home. 

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Celebrate the African American Heritage!

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This year, the Maud Marks Library has decided to go BIG in celebrating the African American Heritage.  How big?  Jazz Education, Inc. will be here on Friday at 1 PM to play some jazz music perfect for dancing.  Afterwards, we'll make some African masks, jazz collages, and even work together to turn one wall in the children's section into a giant Freedom Quilt.  While working on our projects, we'll munch on food important to African American history.  Join us as we celebrate the contributions of the African American culture.

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Researching Your African-American Ancestors

Our Family Tree

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To celebrate Black History Month, Gloria Miller is teaching a class on researching African-American ancestry, including the opportunities and obstacles unique to the process.

When: Saturday, February 15, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Kingwood Branch Library, 2nd floor Computer Lab

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Ladies of Inspiration

The Aldine Library is hosting a special event in honor of Black History Month. Join us as Pastor Brenda Stewart and Ms. Sylvia Bolling come read selections from their newly published books. Reverend Stewart's book is titled "FIT FOR THE FIGHT!: The Vigilant Fight of Faith for My Husband, My Family, and Myself.". Ms. Bolling's book is "When God Gives You a Vision: Some Lessons I've Learned." The vision and inspiration of these two African American women have been a force for positive change in the lives of many. They continue to make a real difference in the Greenspoint community. Come meet, greet, and hear from these dynamic authors at the Aldine Library on Saturday, February 15th at 11 AM!

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African-American Folklore - Monday @ 4 PM

Black History MonthJoin us this Monday, February 10th, at 4:00 PM in the Children's Area for a special storytelling program!  In honor of Black History Month, Express Children's Theatre will present a storytelling performance of African-American Folklore.

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Let's Celebrate Black History Month

Do you all know that we are celebrating the Black History Month? No? Ah! But now you do. So Barbara Bush Branch Library is presenting a program for adults at the Community Center across from the Library. But is it fair that only adults get to participate in the program? No sir! So do you know what we did? We planned a special performance for the younger ones. We have Ms. Kathy Culmer, a wonderful storyteller to come and do a storytime for us and then we’ll have crafts to make and I know for sure that ‘crafting’ never goes wrong....

Black History Month

Hey, 5th thru 8th graders, we need you!

In celebration of Black History Month, we are having a Scavenger Hunt.

Bring your friends and your laptop or iPad, also your sense of adventure to help us celebrate.

Library laptops will also be available.

Friday, February 21st at 3:30

Prizes will be awarded!

Snacks will be provided.

 

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Teens: Celebrate Black History Month

Adinkra

Celebrate Black History Month, Tuesday February 4th at 4:30pm in the Teen Area of the Kingwood Branch Library.  Join us and make a piece of Adinkra fabric to represent you.  This program is for teens and tweens ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12.  All materials are generously provided by FOLK.  Questions?  Please contact Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804 for more information.

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Celebrate Black History Month 2014 @ Your Library

Image: Celebrate Black History Month @ HCPLAll month long in February, Harris County Public Library will honor African Americans who have enriched the intellectual, artistic and spiritual evolution of our culture. There will be something for all ages and interests: from discussions of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison's Sula to programs about the Gees Bend, Alabama quilters, from the music and traditions of New Orleans' Mardi Gras Indians to the cutting edge of jazz. HCPL branches will celebrate and educate with crafts, movies, inspira...

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