Black History Month: Special Programming at WPL!

We’re excited to celebrate Black History Month with several special programs for all ages! Learn all about African-American contributions to history, add your own square to our freedom quilt, and more! Click on the program titles to learn more or register.

For All Ages:

Celebrating Amazing African-American Contributions
Saturday, February 4, 2:00 – 3:30pm, Bradbury Room

Celebrate the achievements of African-American artists, inventors, scientists, and entrepreneurs with storyteller Gwen Hilary and musician Enoch Williamson. Join us for an all-ages program that will move your feet and stir your heart!

Freedom Quilt
February 1 – 28, Children’s Department

Celebrate Black History Month by adding your own square to our Freedom Quilt!

For Adults and Young Adults:

Film Screening: 13th
Monday, February 20, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Main Floor Classroom AB
Tuesday, February 21, 5:00 – 7:45pm, Main Floor Classroom B

Join us for a special screening and discussion of Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary 13th, about the roots of America’s mass incarceration problem and modern-day slavery.

For 3rd – 5th Graders

Create a Story Quilt
Monday, February 20, 5:00 – 6:00pm, Bradbury Room

Bring a special memory to create your own story quilt. If you’d like, you can even bring a photograph to become part of your quilt!

For 6th – 8th Graders

Taste of Memphis
Wednesday, February 15, 5:00 – 6:30pm, Bradbury Room

Experience the food and culture of Memphis, TN! Sponsored by Lewis Fresh Market.