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, inspirational readings and storytimes, as well as performances by Kouman Ke'le' African Dance and Drum Ensemble, and Express Children's Theater. Below is just some of what's in store.


La Porte Community Library

Story Quilts: Learn about the Gees Bend, Alabama Quilters and make your own square to add to our story quilt.
Saturday February 1 - Friday February 28
Teens and tweens

Galena Park Branch Library
I Have a Dream Interactive Bulletin Board: You are invited to dream big, and share how you want to change the world.
Monday, February 3 - Friday, February 28
All ages

Kingwood Branch Library
Adinkra Fabric: Learn about the form's unique visual symbols, then make a piece of your own.
Tuesday, February 4
4:30 p.m.
Ages 12 - 18 years

Cy-Fair College Library
Jazzy Storytime: enjoy stories that celebrate jazz and the people who continue reinventing it. Storytime will be followed by a craft.
Wednesday, February 5
11:00 a.m.
Preschool-age children

West University Branch Library
Book Discussion: Sula by Toni Morrison.
Wednesday, February 5
11:00 a.m.

Barbara Bush Branch Library
African American Read-In, How to Get Your Book Published: Panel discussion by six authors.
Saturday, February 8
12:00 p.m.
All ages

Northwest Branch Library
Songs of the Mardi Gras Indians: Join us for a fun, interactive program about the history, traditions and music of the New Orleans' Mardi Gras indians.
Saturday, February 8
1:00 p.m.
All ages

Evelyn Meador Branch LIbrary
Kouman Ke'le' African Dance and Drum Ensemble: Interactive drum and dance performances evoke the cultures of the continent.
Saturday, February 8
2:30 p.m.
All ages

Kingwood Branch Library
African American Folk Tales: Express Children's Theater will present African American folktales.
Monday, February 10
4:00 p.m.
All ages

LSC - Tomball Community Library
Art Explorers Around the World: Learn about Gees Bend Quilting and create a print of a quilt design.
Monday, February 11
1:00 and 4:30 p.m.
Ages 8 - 12 years

Fairbanks Branch Library
Folktales from Africa: stories, songs and crafts celebrating African culture.
Tuesday, February 11
10:30 a.m.
Preschool age children

North Channel Branch Library
Express Children's Theater presents Dream of Doors: A play celebrating African-American pioneers who opened doors for those who came after them.
Wednesday, February 12
4:30 p.m.
All ages

Katherine Tyra Bear Creek Branch Library
Harlem Renaissance Festival: Celebrate the contributions to our culture of the Harlem Renaissance with music, dancing and light refreshments.
Thursday, February 13
10:30 a.m.
Ages 0 - 12 years

Aldine Branch Library
Ladies of Inspiration: Pastor Brenda Stewart and Ms. Sylvia Bolling will read from their newly published books.
Saturday, February 15
11:00 a.m.

Spring Branch Memorial Library
Scavenger Hunt for Knowledge: Race to research famous African Americans. Snacks provided. Prizes awarded. Bring your laptop or tablet, or use one of ours.
Friday, February 21
3:30 p.m.
5th - 8th graders

Aldine Branch Library
The Rhythm of the Drum: Learn about the history in African American culture through stories, songs, activities and crafts.
Monday, February 24
7 p.m.