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2018 Black History Month Programs

2018 Black History Month Programs

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Black History Month Book Bingo!
February. During hours of operation.

Pick up a bingo card and check out 5 books in a row from the Kirkwood Library to win prizes while supplies last! All ages.

Kirkwood Library
11 Kirkwood Road SE, Atlanta GA 30317

 

African American History Storytime
Wednesdays. 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

African American history stories with coinciding crafts. Ages 3-5 Reservation required. 404-730-4779

Mechanicsville Branch Library 
400 Formwalt St SW. Atlanta, GA 30312

 

Friday Movies at Ponce Celebrates Black History Month
Fridays. 3:00 p.m.

Join us every Friday afternoon in February for popular movies that celebrate black history. We will be showing Selma, Malcolm X, I am Ali, and A Raisin in the Sun. All movies are rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of Ponce Library.

Ponce De Leon Branch Library
980 Ponce De Leon Ave NE. Atlanta, GA 30306

 

Black Farmers Photography Exhibit
February 1 –March 10, 2018

View International Photographer Rahmeek Rasul’s latest commissioned photography series of Farmers of the Mississippi Delta.  All ages.

Adams Park Library
2231 Campbelton Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

 

Black History Month Essay Contest

Thursday, February 1-Monday, March 5.

Participants will write a 1-2 page essay about a major figure in Black history. Complete essay contest rules and details available at branch. Ages 8-17.
Cleveland Avenue Library
47 Cleveland Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30315


Black History Month Storytime

Tuesday, February 20. 10:30 a.m.

Children will hear stories and poems about famous African-Americans and how their lives impacted the America we know today.

Adamsville-Collier Heights Library
3424 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Atlanta, GA 30331

 

Black History Facts and Trivia

Tuesday, February 20. 2:30 p.m.

Spend an afternoon learning and testing your knowledge of interesting Black History facts. Ages 5-12. Registration is required for groups.

Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing
2489 Perry Boulevard, NW. Atlanta, Georgia 30318

 

Follow the Underground Railroad

Tuesday, February 20. 4:00 p.m.

Come and learn how to map and trace the path and history of the Underground Railroad all the way to Canada using the digital library’s African American Newspaper database.

Southeast Atlanta Library
1463 Pryor Road. Atlanta, Georgia 30315

 

Black History Month Poetry Reading

Tuesday, February 20. 4:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a dramatic reading of famous black poets such as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks and others. Ages 10+.

Martin Luther King Jr. Library
409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Atlanta, GA 30312

 

Black History Trivia for Tweens & Teens

Tuesday, February 20. 6:30 p.m.

Tweens and Teens have the opportunity to win a prize by solving word find, cross word, and missing letter puzzles about events and people in Black History. Reservations Required. Ages: Teens/Tweens, Space is limited. 404.730.1845

Central Library
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta GA 30303


Black History Month Storytime with The Atlanta Dream & Kenneth Green

Wednesday, February 21. 10:30 a.m.

Storytime featuring The Atlanta Dream and storyteller Kenneth Green. Meet Atlanta Dream mascot, “Star”  and enjoy fun giveaways for the kids. All aboard the African-American Train!

East Point Library
2757 Main Street, East Point, GA 30344

 

Documenting the Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday, February 21. 4:00 p.m.

Ms. Cynthia Lewis Patterson, Director of Archives at the Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change, will present an overview of efforts to comprehensively document the modern Civil Rights Movement relevant to the African American Experience.  Adult

Hapeville Library
525 King Arnold Street, Hapeville, GA 30354

 

Celebration of African-American Heritage Stories

Wednesday, February 21. 10:30 a.m.

Read stories, sing songs and learn about Innovators and Famous Figures in African-American History.
Ages 2-5.

Metropolitan Library
1332 Metropolitan Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30310

 

Black History Trivia

Thursday, February 22. 4:00 p.m.

Children will play a trivia game in recognition of Black History Month. Ages 6-10.

College Park Library
3647 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337

 

Black History Month Story Time and Crafts

Thursday, February 22. 4:00 P.M.

Let’s get together and have some treats with story time and crafts. Munch! Munch! Munch!  Martin Luther King would be proud!  Ages: Families

Hapeville Library
525 King Arnold Street, Hapeville, GA 30354

 

Black History Outside the Book: Every Child Should Have a Book

Thursday, February 22. 4:30 p.m.

Teens will share their favorite picture book to little ones. Teens. Reservations required.

Washington Park Library
1116 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314

 

Commemorative Unity Wreath Making Workshop

Thursday, February 22. 4:30 p.m.

The Ponce Library, in partnership with Firehouse Creative Productions, will sponsor a commemorative wreath making workshop. The wreaths will be made in honor and remembrance of our history, and as a commitment to our future. Participants are invited to display these wreaths along the funeral processional route on April 9th 2018, the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s funeral. Space is limited. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register.

Ponce De Leon Branch Library
980 Ponce De Leon Ave.,  NE. Atlanta, GA 30306

 

Black History Cinema

Thursday, February 22. 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a movie on the big screen to celebrate Black History and enjoy light refreshments . All Ages. Registration is required.

Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing
2489 Perry Boulevard, NW. Atlanta, Georgia 30318

 

Black History Film Festival

Friday, February 23 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Opening Reception

February 24 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Film Festival Saturday

Join us as Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr. and Urban Film Review present a celebration of cinema and Black history.

Wolf Creek Library
3100 Enon Road. Atlanta, GA 30331

 

Sankofa Storytime
Afrocentric Tales and Activities that celebrate the Black Diaspora  

Saturday, February 24. 11:00 a.m.

Please join all the fun with books and stories, songs, movement activities and crafts celebrating the Black Diaspora.

Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

 

Black History Film Festival

Saturday, February 24. 12:00 p.m.

The Black History Film Festival will feature films detailing both seminal moments in the civil rights movement and unheralded African-Americans who contributed to American history. All ages.

Southeast Atlanta Library
1463 Pryor Road, Atlanta, GA 30315

 

Sports Memorabilia

Sunday, February 25. 2:00 p.m.

Step back in time and view a collection of sports memorabilia from the Negro League on view courtesy of local resident and collector. This program is part of Roswell Roots’ month long celebration.  Teens and adults.

Roswell Library
115 Norcross St., Roswell, GA 30075

 

Farai Caldwell, Children’s Author

Monday, February 26. 10:30 a.m.

Children will listen to Farai Caldwell read his book, “Black Kids,” in recognition of Black History Month. Reservations required. 50 participants maximum. Ages 4-8.

College Park Library 
3647 Main Street. College Park, GA 30337


Black History Movies
Tuesday, February 27. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Family movies about African American events and people that have had a great impact on the world today. All ages. Reservations required.

Washington Park Library
1116 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Atlanta, GA 30314


Black History Movies

Tuesdays, February 27. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Family movies about African American events and people that have had a great impact on the world today. All ages. Reservations required. 404.752.8760.

Washington Park Library
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S. W., Atlanta, GA 30314

 

Ian Bell, Children’s Author and Graphic Artist

Wednesday, February 28. 4:00 p.m.

Ian Bell will read his book, Mo’ and the Dudes “Time Travels Through History”, a book about middle schoolers travels through Black history of the past. Mr. Bell will also give an overview of his career as a graphic artist. Ages 8-12.

College Park Library 
3647 Main Street, College Park 30337

 

Standing Up for Civil Rights Family Program

Saturday, March 3. 1:00 p.m.

Children are encouraged to read Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton and Raul Colon. In conjunction with the Roswell Read’s community reading event, come make posters at the library to reflect your civic engagement. Ages 3 and up.

Roswell Library
115 Norcross St., Roswell, GA 30075