Black History Month begins this week, and we have a packed February full of programming for all ages here at the Free Library. Neighborhood libraries across the city are hosting everything from craft workshops and quizzos to performances, film screenings, and discussions highlighting the struggles, successes, and contributions of African Americans in the United States.
Many of these programs will be offered in tandem with our One Book, One Philadelphia program, which delves into such themes as urban living, gentrification, and racial identity. Programs inspired by the featured reading selection, Another Brooklyn by Jacquline Woodson, as well as the youth companion selections—Woodson’s memoir-in-verse Brown Girl Dreaming and her children’s book This Is the Rope: A Story of the Great Migration—will offer Philadelphians many pathways to connect to and discuss our country’s racial past and present.
Our program calendar is filled with a vibrant array of events across the city. We've got something for everyone!
And so much more!
For a complete up-to-date listing of all upcoming events, visit freelibrary.org/blackhistorymonth. We also welcome you to check back in here for more Black History Month blog posts throughout February
We hope you'll come celebrate with us!