Black History Month at the Free Library

By Michelle S. Thu, January 13, 2011

We're excited to celebrate Black History Month at the Free Library of Philadelphia! We have several great programs planned at our neighborhood libraries and at Parkway Central, from poetry readings to movie nights, exhibitions to craft workshops. Click on the listings below to learn more about our great lineup of Black History Month events!

More Than A Pretty Face: An Introduction to the African Mask Tradition
Now through February 25 | Parkway Central Library

Black History Question of the Day
Now through February 28 | Overbrook Park Branch

Kickoff to Black History Month Poetry Reading
February 1, 4:00 p.m. | Logan Branch

Jessica B. Harris: High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America
February 1, 7:30 p.m. | Parkway Central Library

African Head Wraps
February 2, 4:00 p.m. | Wynnefield Branch

African American Movie Afternoons
Thursdays, February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 4:00 p.m. | Logan Branch

South African Ndebele Doll Making
February 7, 4:00 p.m. | Wynnefield Branch

Meet the Author Ron Alexander: Don’t Tell Me What to Do: A Spiritual Memoir
February 7, 5:00 p.m. | Charles L. Durham Branch
February 16, 4:00 p.m. | Wynnefield Branch
February 19, 2:00 p.m. | Kingsessing Branch
February 22, 1:00 p.m. | Cecil B. Moore Branch

African American Crafts for Children
February 8, 4:00 p.m. | Logan Branch

Annette Gordon-Reed: Andrew Johnson: The American Presidents Series: The 17th President, 1865-1869
February 8, 7:30 p.m. | Parkway Central Library

Stories of Freedom
February 12, 2:00 p.m. | Parkway Central Library Children’s Department

Black History Month Celebration in Stories
February 15, 4:00 p.m. | Logan Branch

Dambisa Moyo: How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly—and the Stark Choices Ahead
February 15, 7:30 p.m. | Parkway Central Library

Storytelling with Carla Wiley
February 23, 4:00 p.m. | Roxborough Branch


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