African American History Month

Enjoy a month of programs to celebrate the history and achievements of African Americans. Learn about the culture through authors, films, exhibits, and more!


Terry McMillan, #1 New York Times Best-selling author

Alley Theatre | 615 Texas Avenue, 77002
February 6, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Presentation and book signing by the author
FREE with ticket; seating is limited. SHOW IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT.


Wonderful Storytimes to Celebrate African American History

Jazzy Miz Mozetta
by Brenda C. Roberts with Jitterbug Dance Party activity

Lola Loves Stories
by Anna McQuinn with story stick puppet craft

Beautiful Blackbird
by Ashley Bryan with cut paper bird collage craft

Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats with snowy craft 

Kids and Teens Use Their Imagination To Recreate History

Hope Boxes
Children are able to create a small hope box, based on Coretta Scott King award winning title Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes.

Spoken Word Art
Teens can bring their spoken word to life by creating silhouettes art. Recommended for ages 13-18.

Jazz & Poetry presented by Jazz Education

This one of a kind performance spans the styles of popular music from the 1930s to the millennium, with an emphasis on prominent figures in the history of Jazz music.

Pleasantville Neighborhood Library | 1520 Gellhorn, 77029
February 2, 2017 | 3:00 PM

Vinson Neighborhood Library | 3810 W. Fuqua, 77045
February 7, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Lakewood Neighborhood Library | 8815 Feland St., 77028
February 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM

Heights Neighborhood Library | 1302 Heights Blvd., 77008
February 16, 2017 | 10:30 AM

McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library | 5411 Pardee St., 77026
February 21, 2017 | 10:00 AM

Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library | 4100 Montrose, 77006
February 21, 2017 | 2:00 PM

Young Neighborhood Library | 5107 Griggs Rd., 77021
February 23, 2017 | 1:30 PM

Movies for Everyone

Recommended for all ages





Recommended for ages 13 - 18

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