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Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, join us to honor African Americans in Times of War



Main Library
Jan 18 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

29th Annual Unveiling of the Jacksonville Black History Calendar

You are cordially invited to attend the 29th Annual Unveiling of the Jacksonville Black History Calendar! A timely keepsake for Black History Month, the calendar also serves as a vital resource and inspiration to celebrate black history year-round. The title sponsor for the calendar is Burger King, in collaboration with Florida State College at Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Public Library, WJXT News 4 Jax and the James Weldon Johnson Branch of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Blackhistory1 JPL50

Regency Square Branch Library
Jan 31 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Early Release Fun Day: The Power of Friendship

Think friendship can change the world? Come learn about Martin Luther King Jr and Mahalia Jackson’s powerful friendship and create a bracelet to share with a friend of your own. For children ages 5-12. Blackhistory1

Regency Square Branch Library
Feb 1 2018 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

Celebrating Black History

In this celebration of Black History Month, join us and learn all about the interesting inventor of the potato chip! Teens 12-18. Blackhistory1, STEM1

Graham Branch Library
Feb 1 2018 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

RedTrails: Book-to-Film

Book to Film: Red Tails
To celebrate African Americans in Times of War, join us for a special showing of the film Red Tails. Prior to the program, read an excerpt from John Holway’s Red Tails, Black Wings to discuss the historical accuracy of the film. Ask your librarian for a copy of the reading excerpt. Free and open to the public. Blackhistory1

Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
Feb 1 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

STEM Lab: George Crum and the Invention of Potato Chips

Ever wonder who invented potato chips? In this celebration of Black History Month, join us and learn all about this interesting inventor and have your own potato chip taste test. For children ages 5-12. Blackhistory1 STEM1

Main Library
Feb 3 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Books & Bricks: Booker T. Washington

Join us for fun and informative African American History Month program all about Booker T. Washington. Join us as we read a story, construct our own schools and discuss the importance of access to education. For children ages 5-12.
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Pablo Creek Regional Library
Feb 3 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

STEAM Explorers: George Crum and the Invention of Potato Chips

Ever wonder who invented potato chips? In this celebration of Black History Month, join us and learn all about this interesting inventor and have your own potato chip taste test. For children ages 5-12. Blackhistory1

Argyle Branch Library
Feb 3 2018 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm

Get Crafty: Journaling

Join us to journal about the effects of war. How has war affected you during your lifetime? Materials provided. Blackhistory1

Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
Feb 5 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society Presentation

The Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society presents a special presentation on African Americans in times of war. Free and open to the public. Blackhistory1 JPL50 50+

Southeast Regional Library
Feb 6 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Artrageous: The Power of Friendship

Think friendship can change the world? Come learn about Martin Luther King Jr and Mahalia Jackson’s powerful friendship and create a bracelet to share with a friend of your own. For children ages 5-12. Blackhistory1

Maxville Branch Library
Feb 6 2018 -
4:30pm to 7:00pm

Book to Film: Red Tails

To celebrate African Americans in Times of War, join us for a special showing of the film Red Tails. Prior to the program, read an excerpt from John Holway’s Red Tails, Black Wings to discuss the historical accuracy of the film. Ask your librarian for a copy of the reading excerpt. Free and open to the public. Blackhistory1

Brentwood Branch Library
Feb 7 2018 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

Game On: Jackie Robinson

42 is not just a number. What is it? Come ‘meet’ the man who broke the color barrier in baseball and became an All-American hero. For teens ages 12-18. Blackhistory1

Brown Eastside Branch Library
Feb 7 2018 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

Books and Bricks

Join us for fun and informative African American History Month program all about Booker T. Washington. Join us as we read a story, construct our own schools and discuss the importance of access to education. For children ages 5-12. Blackhistory1

Pablo Creek Regional Library
Feb 7 2018 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

STEAM Explorers: George Crum and the Invention of Potato Chips

Ever wonder who invented potato chips? In this celebration of Black History Month, join us and learn all about this interesting inventor and have your own potato chip taste test. For children ages 5-12. Blackhistory1

Murray Hill Branch Library
Feb 7 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society Presentation

The Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society presents a special presentation on African Americans in times of war. Free and open to the public. Blackhistory1

Willowbranch Branch Library
Feb 8 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

STEM Club: George Crum and the Invention of Potato Chips

STEM Club: George Crum and the Invention of Potato Chips
Ever wonder who invented potato chips? In this celebration of Black History Month, join us and learn all about this interesting inventor and have your own potato chip taste test. For children ages 5-12. Blackhistory1

Graham Branch Library
Feb 9 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

STEM Club: George Crum and the Invention of Potato Chips

Ever wonder who invented potato chips? In this celebration of Black History Month, join us and learn all about this interesting inventor and have your own potato chip taste test. For children ages 5-12. Blackhistory1

Main Library
Feb 10 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Black History Month: Digitized Photos Program

To celebrate African Americans in Times of War, join us in the Jax Makerspace for a special workshop on digitizing family photographs. No registration required. Free and open to the public.

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Main Library
Feb 10 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Hope of Freedom: Southern Blacks and the American Revolution

During the American Revolution the British military offered freedom to enslaved blacks who fled to British camps to fight against the rebellion. But there was often a catch. This offer wasn’t available to those whose owners were loyal to the Crown. For those taken-in, many were cast aside when disease swept through a camp, or abandoned to an oncoming American army during retreats; some were resold into slavery.

South Mandarin Branch Library
Feb 10 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Buffalo Soldier Historical Society Presentation

Come out and learn the history of the Buffalo Soldiers as well as the roles of African Americans who served during every U.S. conflict. This program is provided by the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society. See the annual exhibit at the Main Library (Fourth Floor Atrium) from June 4 – July 8. Join us for the opening program featuring historian Harold “Hari” Jones at 3 p.m. at the Main Library. This program is free and open to the public. blackhistory1 Culturalfusion1 JPL50

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