Evansville Public Library Observes Black History Month With Special Bundles of Books, Movies, Music
February is Black History Month and the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) has prepared some special programs to give members the opportunity to learn more about the history of black Americans and the important role they have played in the history of our country.
Scott Kinney, the EVPL's CEO/Director says, “Black History Month is an opportunity to highlight and dive into the history and heritage of Black Americans. We hope our
programming, displays, and activities will become opportunities for learning and sparking discussions."
Each of the eight EVPL locations will offer bundles that include books, movies, and CDs that are either created by black Americans or are about black history. There will also be a recommended reading list for children, teens, and adults. Those lists feature books by Black authors, are about Black history or highlight the work done by black individuals. The EVPL is also offering some fun, creative, interactive ways to observe and learn more about Black History Month - once again, for all different age groups. Take a look...
Youth Programs & Activities
- Scavenger Hunt: Happening all month at the North Park location
- STEAM Spirit: Black History Month Spotlight: Wednesday, February 2 at 4:00 pm at EVPL McCollough
- Family Storytime: Wednesday, February 23 at 10:00 am at EVPL Red Bank
Teen Programs & Activities
- Teen Trivia - Black History Month: Monday, February 21 at 4:00 pm at EVPL Central
- YA Novels & Comics to Read in Celebration of Black History Month: done virtually
- Spotlight on YA Black Authors: Friday, February 18 at 4:00 pm at EVPL Central
Adult Programs & Activities
- Spotlight on Black Romance Authors: Wednesday, February 9, done virtually
- Fright Club - Dread Nation by Justina Ireland: Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 pm at EVPL North Park
- Rather Be Reading - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: Tuesday, February 22 at 2:00 pm at EVPL North Park
- Family Movie - Queen of Katwe: Friday, February 18 at 4:00 pm at EVPL McCollough
- Children’s Movie - The Princess and the Frog: Monday, February 21 at 12:00 pm at EVPL Central
- Family Movie Night - Soul: Tuesday, February 22 at 3:30 pm at EVPL Central
- African American Read-In: Thursday, February 24 at 3:00 pm at EVPL Central
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