The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Black History Month throughout February with programming in our neighborhood libraries. From storytimes to poetry readings, drumming workshops to scavenger hunts, there are plenty of ways to honor important Africans and African Americans in history. For a complete listing of more than 40 Black History Month events throughout the Library system, click here. Below are just a few highlights of our programming:
Monday, February 4, 7:00 p.m. | Lovett Memorial Library
Listen to amazing stories from the days of the Underground Railroad with Mama Carla Wiley while making a personal quilt square.
Tuesday, February 5, 6:30 p.m. | Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library
Join Ms. Sarah for a family storytime celebrating Black History.
Thursday, February 7, 4:00 p.m. | Logan Library
Children in grades six and under are invited to celebrate Black History Month by bringing new life to the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance. Program participants will illustrate a poem of their choice and be entered to special prize. Light refreshments will be provided.
Saturday, February 9, 12:00 p.m. | Wynnefield Library
Join us for a screening of the film, Veterans of Color directed by Mark Parry. This film gives voice to the stories of the African American men and women who served in our nation’s Armed Forces and spans the period from World War II through Vietnam and our more recent armed conflicts. A panel discussion by local African American veterans will follow the film. Light refreshments will be provided.