February is African American History Month! We have reading recommendations, events, and online resources that can help you celebrate African American heritage and history this month and year round.
Displays & Recommended Reading
Come to the library and peruse our displays for all ages during February. Our librarians have also curated lists of titles for adults, children & families, and teens that you can view through our online catalog.
African American Genealogy
Thursday, February 2: 6:30-7:30 pm
Learn how to explore your roots with genealogy educator Anita Boyd. This engaging presentation will help you understand what information you should look for and where to find it. Attend in person or view recording at a later time. Signup required.
African American Influences in Music & Movies
Saturday, February 18: 2-3:30 pm
Film enthusiast John LeGear presents a fun-filled history of the contributions of African American writers, musicians, and performers in movies and music over the last century. Signup required.
Black History Hall of Fame
Monday, February 20: 2-3 pm
Families: Bright Star Theatre will introduce us to some of the most significant Black Americans in the last few hundred years with an interactive show! Signup required for each attendee.
Hoopla offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and movies for all ages that center African American experiences.
Kanopy: During African American History Month, we’d like to highlight the extensive collection of films that Kanopy has that honors the rich heritage and history of the Black community. Join us as we explore their catalog of titles and their curated collection at kanopy.com/category/40898.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry is the world’s largest collection of online family history records. The Library Edition provides census records from 1790-1930; birth, marriage, and death records; immigration records; vital and church records; military records; and court, land, and probate records. You must visit the library to use this resource.
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704–today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information, and potentially find unknown family members.