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Black History Month: read-in

Featured Books

Read or listen to one of four featured books by African American authors - all are available in print and digital formats: (Or, read any other book in the Library’s collection of African American literature.) Register at your neighborhood library for a chance to win one of 10 Kindle Fire HD 8 Tablets or one of 10 tickets to hear Anita Hill speak in our Authors! Authors! series.

Another Brooklyn: A Novel

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

Out of My Mind

The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963

Participate in the Read-In and register at your neighborhood library for a chance to win one of 10 Kindle Fire HD 8 Tablets or one of 10 tickets to hear Anita Hill speak in our Authors! Authors! series. More fun activities include our Black History Quizzes (Adult) (Children's) or challenge yourself with our Scavenger Hunt!

PROGRAMS:

BIRMINGHAM

Black History Trivia Challenge
All month 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Pick a random Black History trivia question. Whether you already know the answer or have to do a little research, once you give us the right answer you will get a treat! Event Type(s): Children's Program Age Group(s): Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults

HEATHERDOWNS

Black History that Changed the World
All month during open hours
Who performed the first heart operation? Who was the first black female astronaut?  As we celebrate Black History Month, we will learn about people that changed history and the world! Grades K-5. Event Type(s): Drop-In Program, Children's Program Age Group(s): Children, Tweens

HOLLAND

Black History Month at Holland Branch Library
All month during open hours
Families are invited to explore a weekly Black History Month interactive display. Activities will change weekly and will include scavenger hunts, crafts, puzzles and more. Event Type(s): Drop-In Program Age Group(s): Family, Children

Black History Month: Who Am I?
All month 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Teen Area How well do you know your Black History facts? Take our challenge and try matching the clues provided of the Famous African Americans listed. Different days present different facts. Good luck! Event Type(s): Teen Program, Drop-In Program, History Age Group(s): Teens, Tweens

Black History Month: Teen Cafe
2/21/2017 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Room A & B
Registration begins 2/1/2017 at 8 a.m.
Hang out with your friends while enjoying snacks, music and games all about famous African Americans and history. The possibilities are endless. Registration is required and begins February 1, 2017. Event Type(s): Teen Program, History, Music, Movies, Arts & Crafts Age Group(s): Teens, Tweens

KENT BRANCH

Black History that Changed the World
All month 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Who performed the first heart operation? Who was the first black female astronaut?  As we celebrate Black History Month, we will learn about 28 people that changed history and the world! Event Type(s): Drop-In Program, Children's Program, Teen Program

Famous People of Black History
All month 10  - 11 a.m.
Teen Area Get to know famous African American men and women that changed the world's history! Event Type(s): Drop-In Program

West African Wisdom
2/1/2017 – one day event 4 - 5 p.m.
Meeting Room A
“Adinkra” is a symbolized language that has been taken from two Western African nations namely Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana and the Akan people. Each symbol has significance like a coat of arms. Use symbols that have meaning for you to make an Adinkra Clothe.  Event Type(s): Children's Program

The Tatum Center presents "The Lessons of Hayti"
2/11/2017 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Room A
The Harlem International Film Festival described this hour-long documentary as "an unflinchingly honest, in-depth, unparalleled look at the rise and fall of black economic and political power." Tracing the roots of said power from the Emancipation Proclamation through the inauguration of Barack Obama, "Hayti" examines the forces that have dismantled it, systematically, throughout American history. Discussion and light refreshments. Event Type(s): Movies, History Age Group(s): All Ages

The National African American Read-In Celebration
2/21/2017 4 - 5 p.m.
Meeting Room B Join us to celebrate the National African American Read-In! We'll be using technology to share stories, enjoying snacks, and more! Event Type(s): Teen Program Age Group(s): Tweens, Teens

KING ROAD

Black History That Changed the World
All month during open hours
Who performed the first heart operation?  Who was the first black female astronaut?  As we celebrate Black History Month, we will learn about 28 people that changed history and the world! Grades K-5. Event Type(s): Drop-In Program Age Group(s): Children

LAGRANGE

Black History that Changed the World
2/13/2017 – All week during open hours
Teen Area Who performed the first heart operation?  Who was the first black female astronaut?  As we celebrate Black History Month, we will learn about 28 people that changed history and the world! Event Type(s): Drop-In Program, Teen Program Age Group(s): Tweens, Teens

African-American Inventors Drop-In
2/21/2017 – 2/23/2017 3:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Test your knowledge about famous African American Inventors with our contest. Event Type(s): Drop-In Program Age Group(s): Children

LOCKE

Black History That Changed The World
2/21/2017 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Who performed the first heart operation?  Who was the first black female astronaut?  As we celebrate Black History Month, we will learn about 28 people that changed history and the world! Grades K-5. Event Type(s): Drop-In Program Age Group(s): Children, Tweens

MAIN LIBRARY

Glass City Black Comix Arts Fest 2-25-2017 11 a.m.
Black comic artists will connect with parents, educators, youth about how to create graphic novels and incorporate them into the classroom. Various workshops on drawing and character creation will be offered throughout the afternoon.

MAUMEE

Black History that Changed the World
All month 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Who performed the first heart operation? Who was the first black female astronaut?  As we celebrate Black History Month, we will learn about 28 people that changed history and the world! Grades K-5. Event Type(s): Drop-In Program, Children's Program Age Group(s): Children, Tweens

MOTT

Black History that Changed the World
All month 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Who performed the first heart operation? Who was the first black female astronaut?  As we celebrate Black History Month, we will learn about 28 people that changed history and the world! Grades K-5. Event Type(s): Drop-In Program, Children's Program Age Group(s): Children, Tweens

POINT PLACE

Black History Month Puzzle
2/20/2017 –  all week during open hours
Complete a Black History Month puzzle and get a treat. Event Type(s): Children's Program Age Group(s): Children

REYNOLDS CORNERS

Black History that Changed the World
All month during open hours
Who performed the first heart operation? Who was the first black female astronaut? As we celebrate Black History Month, we will learn about 28 people who changed history and the world! Grades K-12. During Library hours. Event Type(s): Drop-In Program, History, Children's Program, Teen Program Age Group(s): Children, Tweens, Teens

SANGER

Black History that Changed the World
All month during open hours
Who performed the first heart operation? Who was the first black female astronaut?  As we celebrate Black History Month, we will explore 28 people that changed history and the world!  Event Type(s): Drop-In Program Age Group(s): All Ages

WATERVILLE

Black History that Changed the World
All month during open hours
Who performed the first heart operation? Who was the first black female astronaut? As we celebrate Black History Month, we will learn about 28 people that changed history and the world! Event Type(s): Children's Program, Drop-In Program, Teen Program Age Group(s): Children, Tweens, Teens

WEST TOLEDO

Black History that Changed the World
All month during open hours
Who performed the first heart operation? Who was the first black female astronaut? As we celebrate Black History Month, we will learn about 28 people that changed history and the world! Event Type(s): Children's Program, Drop-In Program, Teen Program Age Group(s): Children, Tweens, Teens

African American Read-In!
All month during open hours
Choose to read, watch or listen to our featured books, or any other in our collection of African American literature. Scavenger hunts and quizzes add to the fun of Library visits and while you’re there register for your chance to win one of 10 Kindle Fire HD 8 Tablets or one of 10 tickets to hear Anita Hill speak in the Authors! Authors! series.