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Black History Month at Union County Public Library

Black History Month at Union County Public Library

Posted on January 31, 2020

Black History Month 2020Celebrate Black History Month with Union County Public Library! Throughout the month of February, the library will host a variety of programs and displays throughout the library system. All programs below are free and open to the public.

  • Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2:00 pm — Harlem Renaissance: All That Jazz
    (Union West Regional Library/Indian Trail) A family musical celebration.
  • Saturday, Feb. 1 at 6:00 pm — Black History Month Art Reception
    (Griffin Room, Monroe Library) An evening celebrating a variety of African American art styles. Featuring Amun Ra Arts presented by Ryan Emil Cureton. Please use the Meeting Room entrance for this after-hours event.
  • Monday, Feb 3 at 4:00 pm — Creative Arts Club
    (Griffin Room, Monroe Library) Kids try their hand at African Animal silhouettes. The program is for children ages 8-12.
  • Monday, Feb 3 at 4:00 pm — Black History Art Mural
    (Edwards Memorial Library/Marshville) Help us color a Black History mural poster to display in our lobby! The program is for children ages 9 to 12.
  • Wednesday, Feb 5 at 4:00 pm — Dave the Potter
    (Union West Regional Library/Indian Trail) The program is for children ages 5 to 12.
  • Friday, Feb. 7 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm — Movie: Harriet
    (Griffin Room, Monroe Library) Follow Harriet Tubman's transformation into one of America's eminent heroes. This movie is rated PG-13.
  • Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2:00 pm — Introduction to African American Genealogy
    (Griffin Room, Monroe Library) We will discuss the basics of Genealogy with special emphasis on issues that affect beginning researchers of African American family history.
  • Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2:00 pm — Movie: Brian’s Song
    (Edwards Memorial Library/Marshville) A drama about the deep interracial friendship between teammates Gale Sayers, and Brian Piccolo. This movie is rated G.
  • Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3:00 pm — Step into Sneaker Culture
    (Griffin Room, Monroe Library) Author and Johnson C. Smith University professor Jemayne Lavar King ties together sneaker heads, the economy, sports and hip hop culture.
  • Monday, Feb. 10 at 5:00 pm — History of the African American Vote
    (Griffin Room, Monroe Library) Wingate University Professor Dr. Aaron B. Culley discusses voter suppression, inequality, and the history of Black suffrage.
  • Thursday, Feb. 13, 20, and 27 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm — Food and Social Injustice: A Woven Tapestry in African-American History
    (Union West Regional Library/Indian Trail) Join us for three evenings of nutrition discussion, African-American culinary history, and cultural dishes.
  • Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2:00 pm — Movie: Selma
    (Edwards Memorial Library /Marshville) Historical drama set during the height of the American civil-rights movement. It depicts the marches from Selma to Montgomery to secure voting rights for black people while coming to terms with the events of his life. This movie is rated PG-13.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 4:00 pm — Quilts of Gee’s Bend
    (Hunley Room, Monroe Library) Come learn about quilts in history and art, and create our own mini-quilts from paper using one of the traditional Gee's Bend designs. Space is limited. This program is for children ages 6-12.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 4:00 pm — On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
    (Teen Area, Monroe Library) Interactive book discussion. This program is for children ages 12-18.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 4:00 pm — Clementine Hunter and Still Life Painting
    (Huntley Room, Monroe Library) This program is for children ages 8-12.
Black History Month Displays
  • All Libraries: Themed book displays
  • All Libraries: Black History Month Quotes Contests for Teens and Adults
  • All Libraries: Reading the Diaspora Reading Challenge
  • Edwards Memorial/Marshville: Black History Art Mural - Front Lobby
  • Monroe: Artwork of Amun Ra Arts presented by Ryan Emil Cureton - the Alcove Gallery and the Griffin Room
  • Monroe: Young Black Influencers Display - Teen Area
  • Union West/Indian Trail: African Americans and the Vote display - Display Case
  • Union West/Indian Trail: Prominent African Americans display - Circulation desk

You can access the Union County Public Library anytime online. Click here to see the Beyond Books newsletter with all programs in the month of February.

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