Black History Month Program

Researching Your African-American Ancestors

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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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Dream of Doors @ North Channel Library

dream of doorsCelebrate Black History Month at the library with a special performance by Express Children's TheaterExpress Children's Theater will present Dream of Doors, based on the lives of many historical figures who helped open doors for those who came after them.  Don't miss this fully staged show Wednesday, February 12th at 4:30 PM in the Children's area.  Call the library for more details.

 

 

 

photo copyrighted by Express Children's Theater

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Jazz Band Performs at the Kingwood Library!!!

In honor of Black History Month, the Kingwood High School Jazz Band will perform a variety of tunes for your listening pleasure!  This special event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on the first floor of the library on Monday, February 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  No registration is required.

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The Legendary Fats Waller voted #1 Harlem Renaissance Musician 2013!

The Bear Creek community has voted Fats Waller as their favorite Harlem Renaissance musician at our 6th Annual Harlem Renaissance Party!  We danced and jumped and all around boogied to the tunes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Fats Waller.  After a good spread of tunes representing our nominees for the year the families voted on which performing artist tickled their toes the most.  The votes were close.  Ella came in as runner up with 26 votes and Fats Waller won with 27 votes!  Hope you can join us next year!    For more on Fats Waller click read more.

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Harlem Renaissance Party Thursday!


Picture of Louis Armstrong

Join us Thursday, February 14 at 10:30 AM for our annual Harlem Renaissance Celebration.  Bring out your dancing feet and get ready to shake it!  It’s a fun chance to expose your kids to the incredible music created by legendary black musicians like Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday to name a few. 

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Mardi Gras Indians! Music! Costumes! History!

A real treat for kids and their grownups:  the Mardi Gras Indians from Young Audiences of Houston are coming to the Children's Activity Room Thursday, February 7, at 4 pm. There will be music, costumes, and history of these musicians.  This program is brought to you by FOLK, Friends of the Library Kingwood!  Please visit them and thank them for all they do to provide programs, craft materials,and all the extras!!

For Magical Monday, February 11, at 4 pm, it's Mardi Gras crafts. 

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Black History Children's Program--Martin Luther King, Jr. Booktalk

Come and join us for a Black History Children's Program tomorrow at 4:00 pm.  Ms. Linda will be doing a book talk on Martin Luther King, Jr. in celebration of Black History Month.  Hope to see you there!

 

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Young Audiences of Houston Presents "Congo Square"

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a music program for the whole family on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 pm.  Young Audiences of Houston musicians, Joseph Dixon and JAWAD, talk about the music contributions of several African American musicians: jazz players Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton, ragtime composer Scott Joplin, and blues player W.C....

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