Black History Month

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

Black Americans: Past & Present

Upcoming Events

Registration Required
Thursday
February
25
11:00​am
Event Category: Storytime
Child friendly stories and songs that introduce the lively rhythms and sounds of jazz music. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Friday
February
26
4:00​pm
Event Category: Science & Math
Choose your materials, create your design and build your own rocket while learning about historical black figures that helped engineer our adventures in space. Recommended for ages 6-8.
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Saturday
February
27
2:00​pm
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Discover the life of Southern chef Edna Lewis and create a no-bake apple crisp inspired by her farm to table recipe. Recommended for ages 6 to 12.
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Sunday
February
28
2:00​pm
Celebrate African-American literature in poetry, story, and song, performed by local luminaries in conjunction with the 31st Annual National African-American Read-In. See more info at ocls.info/readin
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African American Read-In

Orlando Public Library
Sunday, February 28, 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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