City Library Celebrates 2013 Black History Month

Full month of special events in celebration of Black History Month

February 6, 2013 | 5 min reading time
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CITY LIBRARY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2013

The St. Louis Public Library is proud to celebrate Black History Month 2013 with a full slate of programs throughout the system. This year's national theme is "At the Crossroads of Freedom & Equality: the Emancipation and the March on Washington."

All Black History Month activities at the St. Louis Public Library are FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call the appropriate Branch to reserve space.

For more information, see the commemorative Black History Month booklet available at St. Louis Public Library locations throughout the city or visit the Library's website at slpl.org.

February 5-28

All Branches All Day

African-American Read-In Chain

Celebrate African-American authors.

February 5-28

All Branches All Day

Black History Month Bookmark Contest

Teens create a bookmark around the Black History Month theme. Contest forms available at all Branches.Grades 6-12

February 5-28

All Branches All Day

Find the Facts—Emancipation to the March on Washington

Pick up the clue list at any Branch and use Library books and reference materials to test yourself. Return completed answer sheet by February 28 for entry in book prize drawing.  Families/School Age/Teens

February 5

Julia Davis 4415 Natural Bridge Ave.314-383-3021 | 6-7 p.m.

Film:  Lincoln: Part 1: The Making of a President: 1860-1862

A shrewd politician, Abraham Lincoln had the intelligence, ambition, and principles to grow into his job as president. Originally aired on PBS.

February 5

Schlafly 225 N. Euclid Ave., 314-367-4120 | 6-8 p.m.

Freedom Step for Fitness

Practice your line dancing skills, learn new steps, and enjoy special Freedom and Civil Rights-era music.  Adults

February 6

Cabanne 1106 Union Blvd.314-367-0717 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Films:  Settling the New World and Founding the United States of America and Emergence of the Black Hero

February 6

Divoll 4234 N. Grand Blvd.314-534-0313 | 3-4:30 p.m.

DIY: Design a Black History Month Bookmark

Teens create a bookmark around the Black History Month theme.  Grades 6-12

February 6

Cabanne 1106 Union Blvd.314-367-0717 | 4-5 p.m.

DIY: Design a Black History Month Bookmark

Teens create a bookmark around the Black History Month theme.  Grades 6-12

February 6

Machacek 6424 Scanlan Ave.314-781-2948 | 4-5 p.m.

DIY: Design a Black History Month Bookmark

Teens create a bookmark around the Black History Month theme.  Grades 6-12

February 6

WalnutPark 5760 West Florissant Ave., 314-383-12104-5 p.m.

DIY: Design a Black History Month Bookmark

Teens create a bookmark around the Black History Month theme.  Grades 6-12

February 7

Divoll 4234 N. Grand Blvd.314-534-0313 | 4-6 p.m.

Film:  Eyes on the Prize: No Easy Walk

February 9

Divoll 4234 N. Grand Blvd.314-534-0313 | 1-3 p.m.

Freedom Poets Shout Out

Hosted by Terence Dixon. Local poets and spoken word artists recite poems and spoken words inspired by the Emancipation Proclamation or the Civil Rights Movement.  Families

February 11

Barr 1701 S. Jefferson Ave.314-771-7040 | 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Quilters of the Rock

Enjoy a display of beautiful quilts that are inspired by freedom. Watch quilt members work on the quilts and answer questions.

February 11

Barr 1701 S. Jefferson Ave.314-771-7040 | 4-5 p.m.

DIY: Design a Black History Month Bookmark

Teens create a bookmark around the Black History Month theme.  Grades 6-12

February 11

Schlafly 225 N. Euclid Ave., 314-367-41206-8 p.m.

Film:  The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation

February 12

Barr 1701 S. Jefferson Ave.314-771-7040 | Noon-6:30 p.m.

Quilters of the Rock

Enjoy a display of beautiful quilts that are inspired by freedom. Watch quilt members work on the quilts and answer questions.

February 12

Julia Davis 4415 Natural Bridge Ave., 314-383-30216-7 p.m.

Film:  Lincoln: Part 2: The Pivotal Year: 1863

A shrewd politician, Abraham Lincoln had the intelligence, ambition, and principles to grow into his job as president. Originally aired on PBS.

February 13

Barr 1701 S. Jefferson Ave., 314-771-7040Noon-6:30 p.m.

Quilters of the Rock

Enjoy a display of beautiful quilts that are inspired by freedom. Watch quilt members work on the quilts and answer questions.

February 13

Cabanne 1106 Union Blvd., 314-367-07171:30-2:30 p.m.

Films:  The Fight for Freedom and Blacks Enter the Gilded Age

February 14

Barr 1701 S. Jefferson Ave., 314-771-7040Noon-6:30 p.m.

Quilters of the Rock

Enjoy a display of beautiful quilts that are inspired by freedom. Watch quilt members work on the quilts and answer questions.

February 14

Divoll 4234 N. Grand Blvd., 314-534-03134-6 p.m.

Film:  Eyes on the Prize: The Bridge to Freedom

February 15

Machacek 6424 Scanlan Ave., 314-781-294811 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Film:  A Time to Be Remembered—A Juneteenth Story

Bittersweet docudrama of North and South sprinkled with live action that takes viewers a on journey to June 1865 to experience the fall of slavery.  Adults

February 15

Barr 1701 S. Jefferson Ave., 314-771-704011 a.m.-5 p.m.

Quilters of the Rock

Enjoy a display of beautiful quilts that are inspired by freedom. Watch quilt members work on the quilts and answer questions.

February 16

Central Library 1301 Olive St., 314-206-6779 | 2-3 p.m.

Family Theatre Series Presents: Hope in the 'Hood

The story of neighborhoods told through poetry, improvisation, song, and dance. A collaboration between Project Uplift's Sankofa Arts Initiative and Young Artists for Justice and Peace workshops.

February 16

Julia Davis 4415 Natural Bridge Ave., 314-383-30212-4 p.m.

Writers on Emancipation & Civil Rights

Sylvester Brown and Jamala Rogers discuss the context of the Emancipation Proclamation and their writings on Civil Rights.  Adults

February 17

Central Library Auditorium 1301 Olive St., 314-206-67792-4 p.m.

Keynote Address: Anita Hill

Anita Hill is best known for her 1991 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Clarence Thomas. She is a law professor, attorney, and author.

February 18

Schlafly 225 N. Euclid Ave., 314-367-41206-8 p.m.

Film:  Flight to Freedom: The Underground Railroad

February 19

Divoll 4234 N. Grand Blvd., 314-534-03133-5 p.m.

Creative Kids: Unity Wreath

Paint-covered hands are used to create a wreath symbolizing cultural unity.  Grades K-5

February 19

Julia Davis 4415 Natural Bridge Ave., 314-383-30216-7 p.m.

Film:  Lincoln: Part 3: Want to Finish This Job: 1864

A shrewd politician, Abraham Lincoln had the intelligence, ambition, and principles to grow into his job as president. Originally aired on PBS.

February 20

Carondelet Branch 6800 Michigan Ave., 314-752-922410-11 a.m.

Storyteller Loretta Washington

Washington portrays one fictional and three historical African-American women and their experiences before, during, and after the Emancipation Proclamation.  Families.

February 20

Cabanne |1106 Union Blvd., 314-367-07171:30-2:30 p.m.

Films: The Foundation for Equality and Depression and War

February 21

Buder 4401 Hampton Ave., 314-352-29004-5 p.m.

African-American History Bingo

Increase your knowledge of well-known African Americans (past and present) with a challenging game of bingo. Grades 6-12

February 21

Divoll 4234 N. Grand Blvd., 314-534-03134-6 p.m.

Film:  Selma, Lord, Selma

February 25

Divoll 4234 N. Grand Blvd., 314-534-03133-4:30 p.m.

Black History Brain Quest

February 25

Julia Davis 4415 Natural Bridge Ave., 314-383-30213:30-4:30 p.m.

Life Doesn't Frighten Me

A special afterschool storytime featuring Maya Angelou's Life Doesn't Frighten Me, followed by a discussion of the artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat that accompanied the text. Afterwards, participants create mixed-media art in Basquiat's style.  Grades K-5

February 25

Schlafly  |225 N. Euclid Ave., 314-367-41206-8 p.m.

Film:  Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom

February 26

Julia Davis 4415 Natural Bridge Ave., 314-383-30216-7 p.m.

Film:  Lincoln: Part 4: Now He Belongs to the Ages: 1865

A shrewd politician, Abraham Lincoln had the intelligence, ambition, and principles to grow into his job as president. Originally aired on PBS.

February 27

Cabanne  |1106 Union Blvd., 314-367-07171:30-2:30 p.m.

Films:  Civil Rights and A New Age

February 28

Divoll 4234 N. Grand Blvd., 314-534-03134-6 p.m.

Film:  Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

For program details, call the appropriate Branch.

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  • Department:
    St. Louis Public Library
  • Topic:
    Arts and Entertainment Events

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