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Library Celebrates Black History Month

Library Celebrates Black History Month

Posted on January 29, 2021

February 2021: Black History MonthAll are invited to participate in Union County Public Library's Black History Month events and activities. The month-long celebration will feature virtual programming, take-home crafts, and a literary magazine. The theme for this year is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.

"Although we are currently living through a pandemic, we worked hard to offer programs and activities that focus on the contributions and celebrate the lives of African Americans," said Gypsy Houston, Chair of the Black History Month Committee.

Adults/Teen Events

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Kids Events

All events are virtual and can be accessed here.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 1:00 p.m. -- Video Short Bass Reeves: The Greatest Lawman You Never Heard Of
    Return to those thrilling days of yesteryear as we learn about the real-life Lone Ranger, and the greatest lawman in the wild west, Bass Reeves.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 10:00 a.m. -- We Read Wednesday featuring the book Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10:00 a.m. -- Kids Create! Shapes needed to draw a traffic signal
    Kids learn to identify shapes needed to draw a traffic signal in this virtual event.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 10:00 a.m. -- We Read Wednesday featuring That is My Dream by Langston Hughes
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10:00 a.m. -- Kids Create! Family Portrait Collage

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Stop by any Union County Public Library location during the month of February and pick up a free take-home kit to make an age-appropriate bookmark.

Movement Online Literary Magazine

Thank you to all writers, artists, and poets who submitted their work to be a part of Movement, our new Black History Month literary magazine. Each contributor to the magazine had a unique interpretation of the 2021 theme, The Black Family. View the digital Movement magazine here. The magazine will be available in print at each library location at a later date.

More Information

Click here to learn more about the history of Black History Month and to see the resources the library has to offer.

For additional information on any Black History month events, email Gypsy Houston or call 704-283-8184 ext.5236.

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