February Events at DPL

Kick-off your African American History Month at the Detroit Public Library!  For all the info, visit www.detroitpubliclibrary.org!

Fred Hart Williams Genealogy Society African American History Month Program
Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(formal program followed by reception)
Location: Main Library – Old Fine Arts

World Market
Saturday, February 7, Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Come to the Detroit Public Library’s World Market where you’ll find wonderful arts & crafts, sample delicious ethnic foods, and enjoy live entertainment.
Main Library – Adam Strohm Hall

Heart Healthy History Hunt
Get involved and discover history through this exciting scavenger hunt experience at the Detroit Public Library and the Detroit Historical Museum. Join the fun by getting your Heart Healthy History Hunt questions from the American Heart Association’s table at the World Market in Strohm Hall.

Also, keep in mind these events:

Main Library

Flick Night: Stomp the Yard
Friday, February 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
H.Y.P.E. Teen Center

College Saturday: African American Greek Organizations
Saturday, Febraury 7, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
H.Y.P.E. Teen Center

Musical Heritage Journey – African American Sing-A-Long
Wednesday, February 11, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Audience sing-a-long with PowerPoint lyrics led by DPL’s Lyrical Librarians.
Music and Performing Arts

Hollywood in Black & White
Wednesday, February 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
A historical look at the world of cinema through the contributions of African Americans.
Hackley Reading Room

African American Genealogy on the Web
Saturday, February 21
Part 1 – 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Part 2 – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
This two-part program introduces basic African American genealogy and advanced specialized databases available for research.
Burton Historical Collection

Afternoon @ the Movies: Antwone Fisher Story (PG-13)
Saturday, February 14, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Popular Library

Comerica Java & Jazz Concert Series Kick-off
Tuesday, February 17, 6:00 p.m.
Join us as we welcome Allan Barnes and Giant Step to the 9th season kick-off of the Comerica Java & Jazz Concert Series.
Old Browsing

65th Annual E. Azalia Hackley Collection Concert
Wednesday, February 18, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Join us for An Evening of Jazz & Blues featuring two outstanding pianists: Johnny O’Neal and Geri Allen. Tickets required: $15.00 & $30.00. For more information call 313 833-4042.
Friends Auditorium

Field Trip: Detroit Institute of Arts
Friday, February 20, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
H.Y.P.E. Teen Center

Paradise Valley/Black Bottom Poets
Saturday, February 21, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Lecture and discussion by Wayne State University Professor Melba Joyce Boyd and Marygrove College Professor Frank Rashid.
Art & Literature Department

Know Your History: Quiz Challenge
Saturday, February 21, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a “Jeopardy style” quiz for teens. Teams compete for prizes.
H.Y.P.E. Teen Center

History Forum with Seniors of Hannan House
Friday, February 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
H.Y.P.E. Teen Center

Game Wars with Seniors of Hannan House
Friday, February 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
H.Y.P.E. Teen Center

Urban Fiction Book Club
Saturday, February 28, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Popular Library

Bowen Branch

Black History Heroes and Sheroes Puppet Show & Games
Thursday, February 5, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Watch an exciting puppet show about African American History @ the library.

Movies @ Bowen – Their Eyes Were Watching God
Saturday, February 21, 2:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Campbell Branch

Black History Story Hour
Wednesday, February 18, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate African American History Month with great stories @ the library. For children ages 4-9 years old.

Black History Month Book Club for Adults
Saturday, February 28, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Chandler Park Branch

Black History Heroes and Sheroes Puppet Show
Saturday, February 14
3:00 – 4:00 p.m

Stories from the Underground Railroad presented by Tanya Dallas
Saturday, February 28, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Chaney Branch

Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, February 11, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Hear stories, make music and create crafts from African stories.

Chase Branch

Civil Rights Sports Movies Film Festival
Monday, February 23 – Thursday, February 26, 3:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Movies & popcorn @ the library.

Civil Rights, Civil Wrongs
Saturday, February 28, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Learn and relive history through audience participation as we present the famous Rosa Parks Bus reenactment.

Conely Branch

Black History Heroes and Sheroes Puppet Show
Saturday, February 21, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Duffield Branch

31st Annual Albert H. Mallory Black Heroes Oratorical Essay Contest
Saturday, February 21, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Students in grades 3-8 present their prize-winning essays.

Edison Branch

African American History Movies
Saturday, February 7, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Family friendly films will be shown @ the library for African American History Month.

Elmwood Park Branch

Video Day
Saturday, February 7, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Join us as we watch the movie Nightjohn and enjoy refreshments @ the library.

Franklin Branch

African American History Month Family Program
Saturday, February 7, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Hubbard Branch

Saturday, February 7, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Stories told in the African tradition along with quilting

African American Folktales, Poems & Songs with Madelyn Porter
Saturday, February 21, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Knapp Branch

Celebrating Black History with Jazzy Musical Melodies
Wednesday, February 11, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Love jazz? Stop by the Knapp Branch and experience a jazzy musical treat with the Renaissance High School Jazz Band.

Lincoln Branch

African American Book Discussion Club
Saturday, February 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Books by African American authors will be discussed.

Black History Heroes and Sheroes Puppet Show
Wednesday, February 11, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Puppets featuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman and many more.

Movie Night @ Lincoln – The Great Debaters (PG-13)
Wednesday, February 18, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Movie time for all ages at the library.

Mark Twain Annex

Black History After School Fun
Tuesday, February 3, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Black History Movie and Craft Day
Saturday, February 7, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Black History Coloring Contest with Prizes
Tuesday, February 10, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Children color for prizes!

African Jewelry Making Fun
Saturday, February 21, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Black History Heroes and Sheroes Puppet Show
Saturday, February 28, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Monteith Branch

Madelyn Porter Presents… Life is Fine
Saturday, February 21, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Sherwood Forest Branch

African American History Celebration
Saturday, February 21, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
African storytelling and Civil Rights, Civil Wrongs with Joyce Kinniebrew. For children ages 5 and up.

Skillman Branch

Compuware presents Noontime Concerts
Wednesday, February 18 , Noon
Join us as we welcome the Evan Garr to the Skillman Branch Library.

Wilder Branch

African Cooking
Saturday, February 7, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
African dishes demonstrated at the Wilder Branch Library.

African Drums & Dance
Saturday, February 14, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Baba Shomari and Roland Matthews present an inspiring program of African drums and dance.


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