The Palm Beach County Library System will be offering events that honor the heritage, contributions and achievements of our African-American community. Enjoy musical performances, book discussions, films and more.
Black History Month Kickoff featuring special performances by the Bak Middle School of the Arts Step Team. Jazz saxophonist Shenole Latimer will lead an exploration of jazz and will be followed by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, who will delve into the music of the civil rights movement and other events that shaped our nation. (2½ hr.) Preregister.
MAIN LIBRARY Phone: 561-233-2600 Feb 4, 1:00 pm
Book Discussion – "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race," by Margot Lee Shetterly. Copies available at member services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.
HAGEN RANCH RD BRANCH Phone: 561-894-7500 Feb 2, 2:00 pm
WEST BOCA BRANCH Phone: 561-470-1600 Feb 15, 2:00 pm
MAIN LIBRARY Phone: 561-233-2600 Feb 16, 6:00 pm
"The Loving Story" ©Icarus Films. (77 min.) This documentary brings to life Mildred and Richard Lovings' marriage and the legal battle that followed their arrest for violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
CLARENCE ANTHONY BRANCH Phone: 561-992-8393 Feb 6, 5:00 pm
LANTANA ROAD BRANCH Phone: 561-304-4500 Feb 9, 6:00 pm
GARDENS BRANCH Phone: 561-626-6133 Feb 13, 2:30 pm
JUPITER BRANCH Phone: 561-744-2301 Feb 23, 2:00 pm
BELLE GLADE BRANCH Phone: 561-996-3453 Feb 25, 2:00 pm
Book Discussion - "Someone Knows My Name," by Lawrence Hill. (60 min.) Preregister.
GREENACRES BRANCH Phone: 561-641-9100 Feb 9, 1:30 pm
"Mighty Times: The Children's March" ©Teaching Tolerance|Southern Poverty Law Center (40 min.) This Academy Award-winning documentary demonstrates how young people can be catalysts for positive social change, such as the end to segregation in Alabama. Snacks provided. Grades 5 and up. Shown with permission. Not rated.
BELLE GLADE BRANCH Phone: 561-996-3453 Feb 10, 3:30 pm
Jazz saxophone performance by Randy Corinthian (60 min.) Honored as one of South Florida's 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow by "Legacy Magazine," Randy shares soulful and scintillating sounds of the jazz sax. Preregister.
ACREAGE BRANCH Phone: 561-681-4100 Feb 12, 2:00 pm
GREENACRES BRANCH Phone: 561-641-9100 Feb 18, 2:00 pm
ROYAL PALM BEACH BRANCH Phone: 561-790-6030 Feb 25, 2:00 pm
The Storm of 1928 & Pioneer Life on Lake Okeechobee - Butch Wilson, Clewiston Museum Director (60 min.) Preregister.
WELLINGTON BRANCH Phone: 561-790-6070 Feb 12, 2:00 pm
"America's Music - The Blues" ©TrAGiK Entertainment. (80 min.) This documentary explores the impact the blues has had on our society, our culture, and the entertainment industry. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
TEQUESTA BRANCH Phone: 561-746-5970 Feb 17, 2:00 pm
Adult Book Discussion "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, led by Dr. Esther Berry (90 min.)
CLARENCE E. ANTHONY BRANCH Phone: 561-992-8393 Feb 18, 2:00 pm
"More Than a Month" ©PBS. (60 min.) Explore the implications of Black History Month in contemporary America, and the continued fight for one's rightful place in the American landscape. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
MAIN LIBRARY Phone: 561-233-2600 Feb 23, 2:00 pm
"In A Mellow Tone: The Music of Duke Ellington" Sonny and Perley will present some of Duke Ellington's most popular and beloved music, along with interesting and little-known facts about his life. (60 min.) Preregister.
GLADES ROAD BRANCH Phone: 561-482-4554 Feb 25, 2:00 pm
MAIN LIBRARY Phone: 561-233-2600 Feb 26, 2:00 pm
WELLINGTON BRANCH Phone: 561-790-6070 Feb 27, 6:30 pm
"Deep in My Heart" Dr. Naima Johnston Bush offers a dynamic presentation that covers the music of the civil rights movement while highlighting the historical events that shaped the nation we live in today. (60 min.)
WEST BOYNTON BRANCH Phone: 561-734-5556 Feb 28, 6:00 pm