Black History Month

Spotlight on Black Inventors

Celebrate the accomplishments of Black inventors with stories and activities.Ages 5 and older.

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Read-A-Thon

Often cited and rarely read, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark legislative w

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

You are invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion featuring The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin.  Copie

Black History Mystery Trivia

Share and gain additional knowledge about notable facts in African American History.Our trivia game will be a similar format to Jeopardy, but all the categories will have a tie-in to notable Black History events/people/pop culture, etc.

Picturing America: Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights

On Sunday, March 21, 1965, 8,000 people started a 54-mile march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, Ala., in order to obtain voting rights for African Americans. It was the third attempt to trek from Selma to Montgomery. By the time they reached Montgomery, they were 25,000 strong, and had paved the way for the achievement of civil rights for African Americans. 

Everybody’s Got a Hero: Stenciled Portraits

Sometimes it’s a musician, sometimes a ball player, sometimes a poet, sometimes a pastor, sometimes a teacher, and sometimes even a parent.To celebrate Black History Month at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library, 10-18 year-olds are invited to make portraits of your favorite African-African hero.

Black History Month Evening Story Time

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month, we will have a special story time celebrating African and African-American history and culture.Stories, songs, and a craft for ages 5-9.

Black History Month Preschool Storytime

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month, we will have a special preschool story time celebrating African and African-American history and culture.Stories, songs, and a craft for ages 3-5.

Black History Month

Celebration of African American Achievement during our Friday Film program.Join us in the Children's Room for this special event.Recommended for all ages.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!

A party to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his actual birthday--85 years!Join us in the children's room for this special event.All ages and families welcome.

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