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In honor of Black History Month, BCLS has planned a series of special February events, including poetry and book discussions, movies and more.

Throughout the month, a variety of programs for all ages will be available at the County Library and our library branches. Adults are invited to discuss the poetry of Maya Angelou, and the book Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton. There will also be presentations about influential African American architects, local hero William Still, genealogy research, and more. In addition, children can celebrate Black History Month with programs about George Washington Carver, famous inventions, and African American men and women who overcame obstacles to have a profound impact as nurses, doctors and other health care professionals.

BCLS also invites you to learn more about the significant contributions and the central role of African Americans in U.S. history by browsing our online resources, including the African American History database and Gale Virtual Reference Library. February is also a great month to catch up on your reading and you can easily explore book titles by African American authors anytime with NoveList.