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Marriage Patterns of Black Women

Wed, February 20, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

African American women have long stood at the intersection of the gender-race cultural wars. They often feel compelled to break ranks with women, particularly white feminists, in order to support Black men. But, for various and sundry reasons, they don’t necessarily feel like that support…

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Black History Month Inventors Showcase

Wed, February 20, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Join us for an Inventor Showcase where children will learn about African American inventors and their inventions. 

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George Washington Carver Peanut Craft

Wed, February 20, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Eastwick Library

Learn about George Washington Carver and make a peanut man out of a real peanut shell in this fun craft.

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Africa Storytime Expedition

Thu, February 21, 2019 11:00 A.M.
Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library

Children and their families are invited for a special storytime featuring Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott, and an up-close look at touchable artifacts from the Penn Museum.  

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Black History Month Person of the Week

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Haddington Library

A notable African-American’s accomplishments will be discussed.

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The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat: Share Your Creativity

Thu, February 21, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Explore Basquiat’s life and work through stories, then make your own art with color and collage.

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A Day in History

Thu, February 21, 2019 5:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Join us for some African American poetry and songs with Michele Kumarroy who is an international performer.  This is a family program.

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How We Teach Our Children Black History

Thu, February 21, 2019 5:30 P.M.
Kingsessing Library

How do we discuss Black History with the children in our lives? Educators from Paul Robeson House and Museum will lead a community conversation on this topic, and will model activities for sharing Black History all year long. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

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Steve Luxenberg | Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation

Thu, February 21, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A 30-year writer and senior editor at The Washington Post , Steve Luxenberg has overseen reportage that has won a host of awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes for explanatory journalism. He is the author of Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey in a Family Secret , the tale of his eponymous aunt who…

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Black History Month Friday Film Matinees | Mavis!

Fri, February 22, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Enjoy popcorn and films celebrating Black History Month each Friday!  Her family group, the Staple Singers, inspired millions and helped propel the civil rights movement with their music. After 60 years of performing, legendary singer Mavis Staples' message of love and equality is…

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Sundays on Stage: Titans of Song: A Musical Tribute to Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson

Sun, February 24, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Hear their dramatic stories - and glorious music - in this unique multimedia tribute created and performed by the musical group Follow the Drinking Gourd, which is composed of singers Ivan Woods and Beverly Owens and pianist Diane Goldsmith. Montgomery Auditorium Parkway Central Library 1901…

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Black History Month @ the Oscars: Training Day

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

History was made at the 2002 Academy Awards as Halle Berry became the first African American female to win the Oscar Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture. In addition, Denzel Washington won the Aacademy Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture. Please join us in celebrating this historic…

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Black History Month Open Mic Night

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

The Wynnefield community is invited to share spoken word creative expressions on topics themed around the African American experience. 

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Authors Up Close: Marquis Bey

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Cost: FREE

Marquis Bay will discuss his new book " Them Goon Rules:  Essays on Radical Black Feminism" (due out February 2019), which reads like a critical memoir and queries the function and implications of politicizing Blackness, Black feminism, and queerness. " Them Goon Rules"…

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