Wednesday, February 01, 2017

2017 Black History Month Programs Taking Place at the Birmingham Public Library


The Birmingham Public Library is hosting several free Black History Month programs across the city in February highlighting the contributions of African Americans. Below is a listing, by library alphabetically, of programs by date and title. You can find other free library events not on this list at www.bplonline.org/calendar.

Central Library
Saturday, February 11, 11:00 a.m., Linn-Henley Research Library, Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor
Birmingham African American Genealogy Group Black Heritage Fair. Topic: "The Crisis in Black Education" featuring speaker Jackie Smith, Jefferson County Board of Education member. Activities include speakers on African American genealogy and African American dance and music.

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Linn-Henley Research Library, Arrington Auditorium, 
Music of African American Diaspora, a join recital featuring Jillian Rogers, soprano, and Jeremey McMillian, piano, both of the Alabama School of Fine Arts.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:00 p.m., Linn-Henley Research Library, Arrington Auditorium
African American musical by the Alabama School of Fine Arts Choir

Five Points West Regional Branch Library
February 1-24
African Americans in Education Tour

Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Black History Research – How to find all the information needed to prepare Black History Month assignments.

Wednesday, February 15, 2:30 p.m.
Active Living – Black History Jeopardy

Inglenook Branch Library
Tuesday, February 7, 3:30 p.m.
Young Leadership Tuesday: Celebrating Black Music

Thursday, February 9, 3:30 p.m.
A Taste of History: George Crum and the Potato Chip

Monday, February 13, 3:30 p.m.
Lego Build: Honoring Black Architects

Wednesday, February 15, 3:30 p.m.
Readers Are Leaders Children's Book Club

Thursday, February 16, 3:30 p.m.
Negro Baseball League Legend: Henry Elmore

Wednesday, February 22, 3:30 p.m.
Celebrating and Honoring Black Heroes: Open Mic

Monday, February 27, 3:30 p.m.
Natural Hair Talk featuring Nyesha Marshall

North Birmingham Regional Branch Library
Entire month of February
 “I Have Dream” –All ages of patrons will share their dreams for the future at North Birmingham Library and for their world.

Thursday, February 2, 10:30 a.m.
African American Folktales

Powderly Branch Library
Friday, February 17, 10:00 a.m.
African American Firsts – Meet Judge Shanta Owens and Judge Shera Grant, the first twin judges to sit on the bench at the same time, and first-time author Pamela Bonner, author of the poetry book Only Because of God.

Tuesday, February 21, 5:00 p.m.
Wenonah High School Choir Presents Celebrating African American History Through Music.

Smithfield Branch Library
Friday, February 3, 3:30 p.m.
Smithfield Library kicks off its Black History Month Movies at the Library series with a film about the first date of future president Barack Obama and his future wife, Michelle.

Friday, February 10, 3:30 p.m.
Black History Month Movies at the Library – A film about housekeepers in Mississippi.

Friday, February 17, 3:30 p.m.
Black History Month Movie at the Library – Movie about Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era.

Saturday, February 18, 2:00 p.m.
10th Annual Black History Month concert featuring J.D. Jackson singing timeless love songs.

Springville Road Regional Branch LibraryFebruary 1-28
Martin Luther King Jr. Scavenger Hunt

Every Thursday in February at 4:00 p.m.
Black History Movie Series – Films featuring Ruby Bridges, Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, and Rosa Parks.

Wednesday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Black History Bingo

Saturday, February 11, 10:00 a.m.
Creature Feature – Springville Road Library will feature its African pet Roderick the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach and show an animated film about Madagascar.

Monday, February 20, 6:00 p.m.
African Village Program – African head-wrap session conducted by Shirley Ferrill of Ferrill’s African Wear in historic Ensley, poetry by Karnecia Williams, branch manager at Inglenook Library, and African Dance by Candice Hardy, a storyteller at Five Points West Library.

Titusville Branch Library
Wednesday, February 8, 4:00 p.m.
Showing of a civil rights documentary film about a black barber in Birmingham.

Wednesday, February 15, 4:00 p.m.
Teens Black History Trivia

Wednesday, February 22, 3:30 p.m.
Children’s Black History Trivia

West End Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 9, 9:00 a.m.
Black History: Harriet Tubman Re-enactment Presented by Abayomi Goodall at the Hemphill Elementary School, and again at 1:00 p.m. at the Washington Elementary School.

Thursday, February 9, 3:30 p.m.
Foot Soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement – Gloria Washington Randall, a civil rights child protester will give a talk. The Carlton Reese Memorial Choir will perform.

Woodlawn Branch Library
Tuesday, February 21, 4:00 p.m.
Black History Month Bingo

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