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2020 Black History Month Programs

It’s Black History Month!
Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
In celebration of Black History Month and throughout the month of February, the AARL will screen intriguing films or documentaries, exploring the history of the Fifteenth Amendment, voter suppression and purging, and the right of blacks to the ballot after the Civil War.

ASALH's (Association for the Study of African American Life and History) 2020 theme African Americans and the Vote emphasizes the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War. During this event, Library screens a film or documentary exploring this year’s Black History Month theme-- a discussion portion follows each screening.

Films screened during this program reflect and explore the ongoing struggle on the part of both black men and black women for the right to vote.

How Much Do You Know About Black History? Quiz.
Palmetto Library, 9111 Cascade Palmetto HWY, Palmetto GA 30268
February 3 – 31. 12:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
In Celebration of Black History Month, teens will be challenged with a series of questions related to Black History.  Ages: Teens

Watch Our Love for Black History Grow
Washington Park, 1116 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314
Wednesday, February 5. 3:30 p.m.
Create a flower of a famous African American. Ages 7-12.

Black History Movie Mondays
Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing, 2489 Perry Boulevard NW, Atlanta GA 30318
Mondays, February 3 and 10. 4:30 p.m. 
Participants watch the movies Malcolm X the first Monday and Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom the following Monday. Program participants may bring snacks if desired. Teens & Adults. Reservations required.

Remembering the Past In Black History
From Hapeville Library
Temporary Location: Country Gardens Assisted Living
Wednesday, February 5. 3:00 p.m.

STEM: Real McCoy
East Roswell Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
Wednesday, February 5. 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Join us on a fun-filled adventure as we discover several very influential African-American scientists. Learn about their incredible contributions and have FUN as we do some really cool experiments while honoring these great scientists. Presented by High Touch High Tech. Sponsored by Friends of East Roswell Library, Inc. Reservations required. Ages: 5-10. 404-613-4050.

Black History Presentation: Back to Our Future; A One Woman Tribute to Sojourner Truth
Metropolitan Library, 1332 Metropolitan PKWY, Atlanta, GA 30310
Saturday, February 8. 2:30 p.m.

Black History Month Storytime
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Atlanta, GA 30312
Tuesday, February 11 & 25. 10:30 a.m.
Toddlers and Preschoolers may join us for Storytime featuring picture books by African American writers. Ages 3-5

Book Talk with Dr. Richard Bell
Sandy Springs Library, 395 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
February 12 at 2:00 pm!
Discussing his latest book, Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home.  Sponsored by the Sandy Spring Library’s Friends group. 

Name That Person – Black History Trivia
Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing, 2489 Perry Boulevard NW, Atlanta GA 30318
Thursday, February 13. 3:30 p.m.
Young people will test their knowledge of Black History with trivia questions. Ages 9-13.

Family Movie: The Watsons Go to Birmingham
East Roswell Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
Thursday, February 13. 3:30 p.m.
The Watsons travel from Michigan to Alabama during the height of the civil rights movement in the summer of 1963. Ages: 6-12. 404.613.4050

Black History Month Movie Showing
Fairburn Library, 60 Valley View Dr. Fairburn, GA 30213
Thursday, February 13.  4:00 p.m.
A showing of The Price of the Ticket: a film biography of author and civil rights activist James Baldwin. All Ages. 

Writing Group
From Ocee Library
Temporary Location: Lavena Café, 11585 Jones Bridge Rd Ste 230, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Saturday, February 15. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
We’ll read texts from renowned authors to inspire our own writing and share with the group. For Black History Month, we’ll read poems from Maya Angelou. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Visit www.facebook.com/fulcolibrary to follow us and receive notifications.

Family Black History Program
Wolf Creek Library, 3100 Enon Road Atlanta, GA 30331
Saturday, February 15. 2:00 p.m-4:00 p.m.
Take a historic journey as the Eta Omega chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. presents an afternoon of reflection, honoring African American history not often told.

Kreative Krafts
Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing, 2489 Perry Boulevard NW, Atlanta GA 30318
Saturday, February 15. 3:00 p.m.
Participants will work on art projects inspired by people and events in Black History and present their art project and inspiration for the art project to the group. Tweens and Teens. Reservations required.

Film Screening
Metropolitan Branch, 1332 Metropolitan Parkway SW Atlanta, GA  30310
Tuesday, February 18. 6:00 p.m.
Five years after Emmett Till, a black New Jersey mother moved heaven and earth to rescue her son from a town notorious for lynchings. Augustine Monica Films presents: Fair Game: Surviving a 1960 Georgia Lynching, a documentary film by Clennon L. King.

In honor of Black History Month “Unsung Heroes”
Fairburn Library, 60 Valley View Dr. Fairburn, GA 30213
Tuesday, February 18. 6:30 p.m.
Come learn about the many unknown heroes of Black History with Earnest Hooks, Jr., local writer and architect.

Remembering the Past In Black History
From Hapeville Library - Temporary Location: Country Gardens Assisted Living
Wednesday, February 19. 3:00 p.m.

African-American History Scavenger Hunt for Teens
College Park Library, 3647 Main St, College Park, GA 30337
Wednesday, February 19. 4:00 p.m.
Be the first one to find the answers to five questions relevant to African-American History and win a prize! No internet use allowed! Ages 13-18.

Black History Month Story Time
From Hapeville Library
Temporary Location: Tiny Treasures Academy Child Care Learning Center
Thursday, February 20. 10:30 a.m.

African-American History Trivia Game
College Park Library, 3647 Main St, College Park, GA 30337
Thursday, February 20. 4:00 p.m.
Children will have fun learning about African-American history by playing a trivia game.

Commissioner Arrington’s Black History Film Festival
Wolf Creek Library, 3100 Enon Road, Atlanta GA 30331
Friday, February 21. 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 22. 12:00 p.m.
RSVP for the Opening Reception on Friday and view films on Saturday.

African–American Family Tree Genealogy Workshop
Kirkwood Library, 11 Kirkwood Road SE, Atlanta GA 30317
Saturday, February 22. 11:00 a.m.
Celebrate Black History Month by learning how to research your African–American family tree. Ages 13 and up.

Black History Presentation: Black Authors that Paved the Way
Metropolitan Library, 1332 Metropolitan PKWY, Atlanta, GA 30310
Saturday, February 22. 2:00 p.m.
Brother King Kevin Dorival, African-Haitian, mentor, filmmaker, and 3x author will present on Black Authors that paved the way, from Phillis Wheatley of 1773 all the way up to today’s black famous writers. The presentation will get young and old writers excited about the business of reading, writing, and book publishing. Also, the presentation will help to develop the cultural awareness and consciousness of the contribution people of African descent have made to improve society through literature. All Ages

Remembering Black History Month
Location TBA - Check www.afpls.org
(From Cleveland Library)
Monday, February 24. 6 p.m.
Brief Documentary. A lively discussion and more. Light refreshments will be served. Adults.

Storytime with Babatunde
East Roswell Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
Wednesday, February 26. 11:00 am
Come out for a fun and interactive cultural experience through stories, African drums, movement and singing. Presented by Babatunde Speaks. Sponsored by Friends of East Roswell Library, Inc. Ages: 2-6. 404.613.4050

Let’s Do Art: Faith Ringgold
East Roswell Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
Wednesday, February 26. 3:30 p.m.
Create art inspired by African-American artist, Faith Ringgold. This art project involves paint, please dress accordingly. Presented by Out of the Box. Sponsored by Friends of East Roswell Library, Inc. Registration required. Ages: 6-12. 404-613-4050

Celebrating African American Women!
Palmetto Library, 9111 Cascade Palmetto HWY, Palmetto GA 30268
Wednesday, February 26. 4:30 p.m.
Children will listen to stories about African American Women and their roles in American History. Ages: 4-10.

Black History Month Story Time
From Hapeville Library
Temporary Location: Ms. Niecy’s Learning Center
Thursday, February 27. 10:30 a.m.

African-American History Afterschool Crafts
College Park Library, 3647 Main St, College Park, GA 30337
Thursday, February 27. 4:00 p.m.
Children will have fun making crafts in recognition of African-American History Month

Test Your Knowledge
Washington Park, 1116 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314
Thursday, February 27. 4:00 p.m. 
Teens are invited to test their knowledge of Black History and win prizes. Teens.

Commissioner Arrington’s Black History Film Festival
Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Friday, February 28. 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 29. 12:00 p.m.
RSVP for the Opening Reception on Friday and view films on Saturday