Celebrate Black History Month!

Black history is a part of our shared history every day of the year. Black History Month, Feb. 1-March 1, 2022, is a time to step back and more specifically acknowledge the centuries of broad and vibrant contributions Black Americans have made to our culture, the arts, politics, and social justice movements.

To celebrate, the Library has a special collection of programming to highlight these contributions and support the Black community. Take a look at just some of what’s going on in the coming weeks:

  • Seek and Find: Black History Scavenger Hunt: Beginning February 1. Learn more.
  • Make Your Own Basquiat-Inspired Crown: Craft kits available beginning February 1. Learn more.
  • Make your Own Cartoon Glass Painting: Craft kits available beginning February 1. Learn more.
  • Inspirational Painting Teen Craft Kit: Craft kits available beginning February 1. Learn more.
  • A Conversation with Dr. Ava Thompson Greenwell, Director of Mandela in ChicagoThursday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Learn more and register.
  • The Flavor of Defeat: How Big Tobacco Is Still Winning and What We Can Do About It: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Register.
  • Antiracist Birthwork and Antiracist Outcomes: Thursday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m. Register.
  • Ladies Leading: The Black Women Who Control Television News: Thursday, February 24, 7 pm. Learn more and register.
  • Black History Family Game Night: Friday, February 25, 6:30 pm. Register.

Find even more programming on our events page.


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