2023 BPL Black History Month Spotlight: Avondale Regional 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 Avondale Regional 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

Avondale Regional Branch Library
509 40th St S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Adult Programs

Black History Month Drop-in/Take-home Pin Craft
All month long

Craft your own Black History Month pin! This keepsake craft can be completed in the library or picked up as a kit to take home. Kits available while supplies last.

Black History Month Bookmark Drop-in/Take-home Adult Coloring Activity
All month long

Color your own bookmarks featuring quotes by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Sojourner Truth.

Club Create: Mixed Media Black History Month Mosaic
Wednesday, February 22 | Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Our Club Create workshops for adults feature a new craft project each week with instruction and materials provided.

Youth Programs

Scavenger Hunt: Famous Alabamians
Wednesday, February 1–Tuesday, February 14

There are tons of mega-famous people who are synonymous with life in Alabama. Your challenge is to find the photographs of famous African Americans hidden throughout the youth department and match each champion to the statement that best describes him or her. A different challenge each week!

Time for Stories with Ms. Cas & Ms. Marie: It’s History
Thursday, February 16 | Starts at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for a preschool storytime as we explore the rich world of African American heritage through stories, music, games, and more. Registration required. Call 205-787-1928 for more information and to register. 

The Crum Chip Challenge
Monday, February 20–Friday, February 24

African American chef George Speck “Crum” is often credited with creating one of the world’s favorite snacks—the potato chip. Drop by the library for a taste test and vote for your top chip choice. Let the crunching begin!

Monday at the Movies
Monday, February 27 | During business hours 

The corn is popping, and the movies are playing. Join us for a day of magical movie fun as we honor some of our Black History Month heroes, including Dr. King, Rosa Parks, Ella Fitzgerald, John Henry, Duke Ellington, and more. Roll ‘em!