Celebrate Black History Month at Porter Library

Westlake Porter Public Library celebrates Black History Month with special programs, displays and more throughout the month of February. There will be a display in the lobby highlighting African Americans who have had a major impact on our country, displays of library material focusing on Black History, blog posts and the following programs:   

Young Adult Book Club: 'Pet' by Akwaeke Emezi

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7-8 p.m. Those unable to attend in person can join us simultaneously via Zoom. Books available in Youth Services. Please register.

Adult Creative Writing Group

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7-8 p.m. Join us in person for an hour of creative writing prompts to inspire you to start and keep writing. This month’s meeting will be a celebration of poetry in honor of Black History Month. Please register.

Black History Month Storytime

Thursday, Feb. 23, 10-10:30 a.m. Celebrate Black History Month with a fun and educational storytime! Learn about African American trailblazers through books, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 2-6, siblings welcome.

Illustration Creation                        

Saturday, Feb. 25, 3-4 p.m. Learn about Floyd Cooper and a selection of other notable Black illustrators then create a project inspired by their art. Grades 1-3. Registration begins Feb. 18.

Art Smarts

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2–3 p.m. Explore works by painter Kehinde Wiley then use what you’ve seen to create an art piece of your own! Grades 4-6. Registration begins Feb. 19.

'Ghosts of Amistad': Movie Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. This movie, produced and created by award-winning historians and filmmakers, explores the roots of the Amistad slave rebellion in Africa. "Ghosts of Amistad" explores Sierra Leone to discover the roots and local memories of the slaves who rebelled aboard the Cuban slave ship in 1839. Please register.

For more information visit westlakelibrary.org, follow the library on Facebook and Instagram for posts about our activities, or call 440-871-2600.

Elaine Willis

Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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