Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 Black History Month Programs


2018 Black History Month Programs 

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 Symposium
Saturday, February 3. 10:30 a.m.
Renown author and preacher Dr. L. H. Whelchel, Jr., a foot soldier in the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement, shares a personal perspective on Black History.  Sponsored by Holsey Temple CME Church. Teens and Adults. Registration required for groups.
Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing
2489 Perry Boulevard, NW. Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Six Eves Prevail through the Garden of Nutrition – Book Discussion
Saturday, February 3.2:00 p.m.
Six African-American nutrition professionals will share their individual stories about becoming nutritionists and dietitians during the '60s and '70s. All ages. 404.613.5771.
Southeast Atlanta Library
1463 Pryor Road. Atlanta, Georgia 30315

Dr. Andrea Lewis, Children’s Author
Monday, February 5.  10:30 a.m.
Children will listen to Dr. Lewis read her book, “Valerie’s New Friends.” Reservations required. 50 participants maximum. Ages 4-6.
College Park Library 3647 Main Street, College Park 30337

Black History Movie Monday
Monday, February 5. 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 Month Storytime
Tuesdays, February 6 & 13. 10:30 a.m.
Interactive stories and crafts in honor of Black History Month that celebrates life, teaching and the love for humanity. Children of all ages
Buckhead Library
269 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

African Americans in the Military
Tuesday, February 6. 4:00 p.m.
In observance of Black History Month the AUC Archives Research Center will provide a presentation and discussion about the history of African Americans in the United States military. All ages.
Southeast Atlanta Library
1463 Pryor Road, Atlanta, GA 30315

Freedom Stories
Wednesdays, February 7, 21,& 28.10:00 a.m.
Stories will highlight Black authors and art. Ages 3-6. Reservations required. 404.752.8760
Washington Park Library
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S. W., Atlanta 30314

Storytime with Babatunde
Wednesday, February 7. 10:30  and 11:15 am
Come out for a fun and interactive cultural experience through stories, African drums, movement and singing. Presented by Babatunde Speaks. Sponsored by Friends of East Roswell Library, Inc. Ages 2-6
East Roswell Library
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076

Auntie Fran Reads
Wednesday, February 7. 4:00 p.m.
Come and hear Auntie Fran’s newest book Noot’s in Charge. Ages 7-12. Reservations required. 404.752.8760.
Washington Park Library
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S. W., Atlanta 30314

Bead Rasta Inspired Jewelry Craft
Wednesday, February 7. 4:30 p.m.
In this simplified activity your child can make their own Rastafarian type of necklace using beads and any type of shell. Ages 7-12. Reservations required. 404.752.8760.
Washington Park Library
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S. W., Atlanta 30314

Fun, Facts and Figures for Teens
Thursday, February 8. 4:30 p.m.
Teens will be informed about popular and important facts about African American using quizzes, puzzles and activities. Teens. Reservations required. 404.752.8760
Washington Park Library
1116 M. L. King Jr. Drive, S. W., Atlanta 30314

Celebrate Black History Month with the Johns Creek Arts Center
Thursday, February 8 at 4:30pm
Come join the NE/ Spruill Oaks Library as we celebrate the many colors of us through a special art program presented by the Johns Creek Art Center. Ages 5-9.
Northeast/ Spruill Oaks Library
9560 Spruill Rd. Johns Creek, GA 30022

Barnyard Black History Meet & Greet Celebration Honoring Sergeant W.O Smith /Tuskegee Airman
Tuesday, February 08. 5:30-6:30p.m.
February is Black History Month. Stop by the Palmetto Library and learn the story of Sergeant Smith’s life as an Airman in the USA Air Force. Light Refreshments. Families & Friends  All Ages.
Palmetto Library
9111 Cascade Palmetto HWY Hwy., Palmetto GA 30268

Black Speculative Arts Movement Convention BSAM Atlanta
Afrofutures Arts Convention 
Saturday, February 10. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Black Speculative Arts Movement, aka BSAM, is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, and arts convention.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Movie Screening: My Friend Martin
Saturday, February 10. 10:30 a.m.
We celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. during black history month with a screening of My Friend Martin, a film highlighting the importance of his activism, words, and teachings. This film is a cartoon appropriate for ages 6+.
Martin Luther King Jr., Library409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta 30312

Black History Film Fest
Saturdays, February 10, 17, & 24. 12:00 p.m.
Bring your family and join us for an afternoon movie of featured movies, Glory, Selma, and 42 The True Story of An American Legend.  All ages welcomed.  No registration required.
South Fulton Library
4055 Flat Shoals Road. Union City, GA 30291

Babatunde
Saturday, February 10. 12:00 p.m.
Babatunde the Griot and his magnificent drummer Uncle Spirit will take children on a magical journey throughout the Motherland through stories and music. This program is part of Roswell Roots’ month long celebration. Ages 4-8.
Roswell Library 
115 Norcross Street. Roswell GA. 30075

Family Black History Program
Saturday, February 10. 2:00PM-5:45PM
Take a historic journey as the Eta Omega chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. presents an afternoon of reflection, honoring African American history not often told.
Wolf Creek Library
3100 Enon Road. Atlanta, GA 30331

Mike Glenn presents Frederick Douglass
Monday, February 10. 6:00 p.m.
Former NBA star Mike Glenn will discuss Frederick Douglass on the 200th birthday of this important figure of American history and present original documents from this historical figure and abolitionist leader. Descendants of Frederick Douglass will attend this program. This program is part of Roswell Roots’ month long celebration.  Reservation required. Adults.
Roswell Library 
115 Norcross Street. Roswell GA 30075

Little Known Black History Facts
Sunday, February 11. 2:30 pm
Families with children ages 6 and up. We will share information on the amazing journey of African-American in this multi-media presentation for families with a hands-on learning workshop incorporated for children. Presented by Israelite Nation History and Culture. Registration required.
East Roswell Library
2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076

Divided States
Fine Art Exhibition
Sunday, February 11, 2018 – Sunday, March 25, 2018
Artist Talk: 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 11.
In recognition of Black History Month (2017), the Auburn Avenue Research Library will present Divided States, a select exhibition of artwork curated by Tracy Murrell from various visual art series by renowned artist CharlyPalmer (“Tar Baby”, “White Wash”, “Stain-glass”, Eminent Domain”, “Blackness” and the most recent “Silent”). Divided States boldly chronicles the unending evolution of a profound socially consciences artistic vision, that unapologetically roots the Black experience at the center of American History. Charly Palmer’s intrepid textural brushwork, signature bold color palette and eloquent layering technique, forms a perfect union that gives voice to, we the people who continue to live in the Divided States of America.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Black History Collage Project
Monday, February 12. 4:30p.m.
Children will bring Black History memorable “Civil Rights Leaders & Freedom Riders” History alive by creating their own collage. All materials provided. Ages: 7-12.
Palmetto Library
9111 Cascade Palmetto HWY, Palmetto GA 30268

Farmyard Children & Black History Collage Project
Monday, February 12. 4:30p.m.
Children will bring Black History memorable “Civil Rights Leaders & Freedom Riders” History alive by creating their own collage. All materials provided. Ages: 7-12. 404.613.4075
Palmetto Library
9111 Cascade Palmetto  Hwy. Palmetto, Georgia 30268

Black History Movies
Tuesdays, February 13 & 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 Month Trivia Night for Teens
Tuesday, February 13. 6:00 p.m.
Do you know Black History?  Would you like to learn more about Black History in a fun way? Join us for a hands-on learning experience as teens compete in a friendly game of Black History Month Trivia.  Ages 13-18. Registration required.  404.613.3092
South Fulton Library
4055 Flat Shoals Road. Union City, GA 30291

Explore African American History Databases
Wednesday, February 14. 10:00a.m.
Patrons will experience African American History through online library databases.
Mechanicsville Library
400 Formwalt St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30312

We Love Black History Month
Wednesday, February 14. 11:00 a.m.
Storytime focuses on learning about and creating crafts that relate to Black History.  Ages 3-5.  Registration is required for groups.
Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing
2489 Perry Boulevard, NW. Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Movie Screening: The Fire Next Time
Friday, February 16. 4:00 p.m.
This documentary examines the life and times of one of America’s most prolific writers, James Baldwin. The film covers the impact he had on America as a renowned black author, activist and man. Ages 13+.
Martin Luther King Jr. Library 409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta 30312

Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court
Book Signing and Lecture
Sunday, February 18. 3:00 p.m.
The Baton Foundation, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host distinguished legal historian Professor Paul Finkelman, who will discuss his latest publication, Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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

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  anne.vagts@fultoncountyga.gov 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 6:00PM-8:00PM. Opening Reception
February 24 10:00AM-5:00PM. 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
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

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