2023 BPL Black History Month Spotlight: North Avondale, Southside, West End Library

 It's the cover of the Black History Month 2023 booklet with the addition of the word spotlight. The cover of the BPL's Black History Month Booklet 2023. It features a black back ground with the words Black in red, History in yellow, and Month in green for the pan-african colors. Beneath Black History Month 2023, the outline of the word spotlight in yellow.

Black History Month 2023 is underway at the Birmingham Public Library (BPL)There are over 70+ programs happening across almost all BPL locations. Today we are spotlighting programs at 3 libraries: North Avondale, Southside, and West End Branch Library

Some of these programs are happening today!

You can find our Black History Month 2023 booklet online on the home page of our website

North Avondale Branch Library
501 43rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222

Black History Word Search
All month long

Join us weekly to complete a different word search in honor of Black History Month.

Black History in Color
All month long

Come learn about Black History in color! Two famous African Americans will be featured every week.

Picture Book of the Month Club: The Patchwork Quilt

Thursday, February 16 | Starts at 3:15 p.m.

Come in and hear a story about family, love, and legacy reflected in the creation of a quilt.

Southside Branch Library

1814 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35204

Celebrating History…Creating History
All month long

This program is a fun and creative way for young kids to learn about African American history with coloring pages and word puzzles. Creative expressions will be displayed within the library.

Grab N’ Go: Black History In Art
All month long

Drop by to pick up Grab n Go kits that introduce families to African American artists and their unique styles of art. You can also recreate your own works of art.

Do You Know The Facts??
Thursday, February 16 | Starts at 4:00 p.m.

Patrons will form groups and test their knowledge of past and present Black History Facts. All ages are welcome.

Movie Matinee
Tuesday, February 28 | Starts at 4:00 p.m.

Patrons will enjoy a film celebrating black culture, black history, and milestones achieved. All ages are welcome.

West End Branch Library

1348 Tuscaloosa Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211

Black History Month Word Scramble
All month long

Stop by the library to pick up a word scramble puzzle to solve.

Alive @ the Library: Sharing Black History
Wednesdays in February | From 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Stop by and learn about Black History through readings, stories, and dramatizations. You can be a part of the audience or take a turn speaking about Black History. Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday Movie Matinee: Black History

Friday, February 17 | Starts at 3:30 p.m. 

Enjoy a movie and a snack.