African American History Month

African American History Month Events

Visit a library location near you during February for storytelling, author visits, music, genealogy and more!

Broadneck

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
Enjoy and listen to a variety of jazz standard pieces from the Anne Arundel County Community College Student’s Small Jazz Combo (sax, guitar, piano, bass, and drums). Conductor: Ian Wardenski. For all ages  

Brooklyn Park

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
Enjoy a taste of West African culture through games, dances, and songs with this highly interactive program! Sponsor: PACAC (Performing Arts Center For African Cultures) For all ages  

Deale

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
The story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal—or does it end? 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
The story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal—or does it end? 

Odenton

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
Colonel Charles McGee, a highly decorated Tuskegee pilot, will be visiting our library to talk about his life from entering the Tuskegee University to flying in three wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, amassing a United States Air Force record of  409 fighter combat missions. A question period and book signing will follow. 

Riviera Beach

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:30pm
Travel to the advent of the Civil Rights Movement with Rosa Parks as portrayed by Master Storyteller Janice the Griot. This interactive historical re-enactment will reveal the events that led up to Rosa Park's memorable decision not to give up her seat on the bus. For all ages  

African American History Books