FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ranjna Das
DATE: Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 Patricia Parente
(609) 267-9660, ext. 3081
BURLINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Special February Events, Movies and More
The Burlington County Library System has planned a series of special February events in honor of Black History Month, 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 in Westampton and BCLS branches. The schedule includes presentations focusing on notable African Americans, an Underground Railroad quilting craft, African American genealogy research instruction, and other events.
Please check the BCLS website at www.bcls.lib.nj.us for a complete list of February programs, including:
Programs for Adults
African American Architects – Victorian Vanities, Inc. presents a fascinating program about influential African American architects and examines their contributions to the American architectural landscape.
• Feb. 21, 7 p.m. at the County Library.
African American Genealogy Research – Loretta Bonaccorso from Genealogy Your Way shows how to explore your family’s lineage.
• Feb. 7, noon at Cinnaminson
• Feb. 11, 11 a.m. at Bordentown
• Feb. 16, 1 p.m. at Evesham
Join Us for a Special Movie Presentation (Please check the BCLS website for details.)
• Feb. 2, 6 p.m. at Pemberton
• Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. at the County Library
• Feb. 9, 6 p.m. at Pemberton
• Feb. 15, 2 p.m. at Evesham
• Feb. 16, 6 p.m. at Pemberton
• Feb. 21, 2 p.m. at Bordentown
• Feb. 23, 6 p.m. at Pemberton
• Feb. 23, 7 p.m. at the County Library
Underground Railroad Quilting Craft - Learn about the messages hidden in quilt patterns that were used to help slaves escape the bonds of captivity. Create two quilt squares out of paper, one for yourself and one for the library to display. Registration required.
• Feb. 22, 2 p.m. at Bordentown
Remembering Maya Angelou, Poetry and Discussion – Bring in your favorite Maya Angelou poem to share.
• Feb. 24, 2 p.m. at Evesham
Book Discussion –“Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom” by Catherine Clinton.
• Feb. 15, 2 p.m. at Maple Shade
Explore the African American History Online Database – Basic computer skills and registration required.
• Feb. 1, 2 p.m. at Pemberton
• Feb. 16, 2 p.m. at Maple Shade
Journal Writing: African American History – This month’s writing prompt will focus on the Underground Railroad.
• Feb. 22, 2 p.m. at Maple Shade
William Still: Retrospective on a Local Hero –Pastor Terrell Person, a direct descendant of the Still family, reveals the story of this founding member of the Underground Railroad. Registration required.
• Feb. 18, 2 p.m. at Pinelands in Medford
Programs for Children
Homeschool Adventures - Take a look at how men and women of the African American community overcame obstacles to have a profound impact as nurses, doctors, and other health care professionals. For ages 7 to 12. Registration required.
• Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m. at the County Library
History’s Heroes: George Washington Carver – For ages 6 and up. Registration requested.
• Feb. 14, 6:30 pm. at the County Library
Story Time: Famous Inventions – For ages 3 to 6. Registration required.
• Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. at Evesham
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