Black History Month

As we celebrate Black History Month, we remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history. We are proud to promote activities throughout this month which will make for enriching match activities that promote diversity. Below is a list of upcoming events during Black History Month- check them out!

Black Future Film Series at the Forest Avenue Library
Fast Color on February 18 (note: children must be accompanied by adult)
Pumzi on February 25 (note: children must be accompanied by adult)

Author Rachelle Chase: Life in Buxton on February 15 at 2pm the Forest Avenue Library
Author Rachelle Chase is the author of Lost Buxton and will speak about Buxton, IA, a coal mining town where black people and white people were treated as equals in the era of segregation.

Crossroad: a Journey with the Blues on Sunday, February 16 at 1:30pm Franklin Avenue Library
Hal Reed and Kent Burnside of Generation of Blues will perform. They won the 2019 Iowa Blues Challenge in the solo/duo category.

Abstract Tote Bags on Monday, February 17 at 6pm at East Library
Create a work of art on a tote bag based on African-American Expressionist painter and art educator Alma Thomas’ colorful paintings. No registration required.

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