Check out our displays around the circulation desk for Black History Month! Our circulation department has put together small biographies of famous actors, writers, politicians and more. Coupled with their works or books and movies about them, you can choose to browse some quick facts or take a deeper look into their lives. We also have brochures filled with suggestions for reading and viewing during Black History Month and beyond.
In our display by the front window, you can find a selection of fiction and nonfiction books by black authors. Come pick up books by Jacqueline Woodson, Tayari Jones, Colson Whitehead and Candice Carty- Williams. Not interested in a book? Browse our suggestions for black- run podcasts such as Code Switch and The Nod.
Don’t forget about our access to free movies through Kanopy! Using your library card, you can sign in and watch movies like Moonlight, Tijuana Jackson, and Night Catches Us. Documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro, Whose Streets?, and Nas: Time is Illmatic are also available to view on Kanopy.
Interested in a Zoom event that explores history through music? Then sign up here for The Blues and Beyond on Saturday, February 20th at 2PM. The Blues and Beyond tells the story of African Americans in the United States from slavery to the present day by exploring and documenting, with music, videos, narration and illustrations, the evolution of African American music alongside U.S. history. From field hollers and camp meetings to old spirituals to the Blues to the popular genres of today, music is the means by which African Americans have told their story.
Possibly nothing here sounds like something you would be into? Stop on by the reference desk, call, or email us and we would be happy to make suggestions tailored to your interests.