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Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month at the Jacksonville Public Library by attending a variety of programs at locations throughout the city.  All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 


Feb 23

Radiant child- Basquiat

Feb 23 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Willowbranch Branch Library

This teen program will introduce the life of an unconventional artist and encourage participants to tell their own stories through art. For teens ages 12-18. Blackhistory1 Black History Month

Feb 23

Build-A-Story: Jesse Owens - The Fastest Man Alive

Feb 23 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Pablo Creek Regional Library

Join us for fun and informative African American History Month program all about Jesse Owens. Join us as we read a story, construct our own Olympic track fields and discuss the importance of determination. For children ages 5-12. Blackhistory1 Black History Month

Feb 23

Teen Art Club: Many Ways to Tell Your Story

Feb 23 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library

Discover ways to tell your own story using activities inspired by Jacqueline Woodson’s nationally acclaimed bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming. For teens ages 12-18. Blackhistory1 Black History Month

Feb 23

Isabel Wilkerson: The Great Migration and the Power of a Single Decision

Feb 23 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Pablo Creek Regional Library

Engage with journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson as she tells the story of the Great Migration, the outpouring of six million African Americans from the Jim Crow South to cities in the North and West between World War I and the 1970s. This was the first time in American history that the lowest caste people signaled they had options and were willing to take them -- and the first time they had a chance to choose for themselves what they would do with their innate talents, Wilkerson explains.

Feb 27

George Crum and the Invention of the Potato Chip

Feb 27 2019 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Pablo Creek Regional Library

Ever wonder who invented the potato chips? Join us and learn all about this interesting inventor and have your own potato chip taste test. For ages 5-12. Blackhistory1

Feb 27

STEM Club: George Crum and the Invention of Potato Chips

Feb 27 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Graham Branch Library

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 Black History Month

Feb 27

STEM Club: George Crum and the Invention of Potato Chips

Feb 27 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Brentwood Branch Library

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 Black History Month

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