Five Points West Library Hosting A Night of Jazz this Friday, February 24

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.

If you are a jazz lover, mark your calendar now for 6:00 p.m. this Friday, February 24, for A Night of Jazz @ Five Points West Library.

Music has been an essential part of African American culture throughout history. Please join the Five Points West Library's tribute to jazz music featuring jazz vocalist Halo Wheeler and pianist David Talley. Reserve your space on Eventbrite:

Read below to see some of the other exciting Black History Month programs taking place  over the next seven days at Five Points West Regional Library.

Five Points West Regional Branch Library

4812 Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35208

Adult Programs

Black History Month Trivia Hunt
All month long

Visit the Five Points West Library's Adult Department throughout February and learn about the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation by taking part in a Trivia Hunt within the library. We will pull one winner from among the correct entries in a drawing held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

Saturday Matinee featuring the late Chadwick Boseman
Saturdays in February | Starts at 2:00 p.m.

The Five Points West Library will pay tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman during the month of February. Please join us   for Wakanda Forever on February 25.

Supporting Black Health During Black History Month: Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose Checks

Black Love Matters Quilting featuring LeVerne Holbdy Little Wednesday, February 22 | Starts at 11:30 a.m. 

Quilting is a dying art form in the African American community. LeVerne Holbdy Little will share her passion for quilting in hopes she will inspire others to continue this craft. Ms. Little's work will be on display for the month of February.

Garrett A. Morgan Day Table
Friday, February 24 | From 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 

A representative from COMTO Alabama (Conference of Minority Transportation Officials) will set up a table at Five Points West Library to disseminate information about Mr. Garrett A. Morgan's contributions to transportation and emergency management.

Youth Programs

Make a Black History T-Shirt to Celebrate Black History Month
All month long | From 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Bring a clean, plain T-shirt to the Youth Department during the month of February and we will turn it into a shirt you can wear to celebrate Black History Month!

Famous Black Alabamians Scavenger Hunt
All month long

There are many famous people who are synonymous with life in Alabama. This great state has produced talents in all realms of endeavors, including politics, sports, education, film, music, and more. Your challenge is to find the photographs of 10 famous African Americans hidden throughout the library and match each champion to the statement that best describes him or her. Good luck!

Black History Storytime
Tuesday, February 21 | Starts at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for Storytime as we highlight stories celebrating Black History.