Black History Month

Celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans to our country. Special events throughout the month include lectures, cultural performances and film screenings.

African Americans: Past & Present

Upcoming Events

No Registration Required
Wednesday
February
19
10:30​am
(South Creek - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Discover the African culture through interactive stories and activities. Get creative with color as we play with shapes and patterns to make paper kente cloth.
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Wednesday
February
19
2:00​pm
(Albertson Room)
Join us for a series of films by Black directors and actors from all across the genre spectrum. 02/05: Shaft (2019) 02/12: Love & Basketball (2000) 02/19: Barbershop (2002) 02/26: Get Out (2018)
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Wednesday
February
19
2:15​pm
Get the scoop on African American inventors and discover common household items invented to make our lives easier, including Alfred L. Cralle's ice cream scoop!
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Wednesday
February
19
3:00​pm
Listen to a story and create original artwork based on Masai tribal costume masks. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.
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Registration Required
Wednesday
February
19
3:30​pm
(Winter Garden - Children\'s Area)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Bring your family on down to Motown! Move and groove together with drop-in activities related to the first black-owned record company in the US. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.
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African-American Read-In

Orlando Public Library
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 2 p.m.

Celebrate African-American literature in poetry, story, and song, performed by local luminaries in conjunction with the 29th Annual National African-American Read-In. This event is free and open to the public. See highlights from last year's event in the video linked above.

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