Black History Month

Non-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” (africanamericanhistorymonth.gov. Last week it was all about fiction, so now we're moving on, to non-fiction. Regardless of age, there's somehting here for everyone. 

 

 

 

Celebrate African American Culture

School gets out early on Friday, February 15 and we have a treat for you!  Between 2-4 PM, we will be celebrating the contributions of African Americans to our wonderfully diverse culture.  We start at 2 PM with a storytime for the whole family.  Then at 3 PM, a presentation by Main Street Theater, "Speak of Me as I Am".  We'll experience the great African American Shakespearean actors of yesteryear.  This is an interactive family friendly preformance proving that Shakespear is indeed for ALL!
We will also have crafts, food, and quizzes as we learn more about Africa and the culture those early slaves brought with them.

African American Poetry Coffeehouse

African American History MonthHave a cup of coffee while listening to poetry in celebration of African American History Month on Saturday, 2/16, at 1:30pm. 

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

 

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