Search the Catalog

Events & Classes

Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate African American History Month at the Jacksonville Public Library with a variety of programs and activities for children, teens and adults, beginning with the 28th Annual Unveiling of the Jacksonville Black History Calendar – pick up a copy at your neighborhood library beginning February 1, 2017!

Join us for a preview of an American Masters documentary about Maya Angelou; hear from the first black staff writer for National Geographic; discover Kesha; jump into poetry writing workshops – you can do it - influenced by Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes; attend movie screenings, and more.

All programs and events are free and open to the public.

Printable list of all programs at all locations for Black History Month


Turn It UP Thursday


The library will be transformed for an evening of games, workshops, demonstrations, meet-ups, art projects and more. Learn a new craft, make new friends and Turn It UP. Blackhistory1 JPL50

Thursday, March 16, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Read More

Jacksonville Public Library