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News Release

For immediate release - January 29, 2020

February - Celebrate Black History Month!

 

All 16 libraries will have an annual display of books and movies, as well
as resources on authors, poets and people of note. The public is also
invited to view our
physical catalog and digital catalog for great
materials that celebrate black history.


Astor County Library

Movie marathons all day long to
celebrate Black History Month.
All ages


Paisley County Library

Movie marathons all day long to
celebrate Black History Month.
All ages



Tavares Public Library

Black History Month Film Series
Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 2pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 2pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020  @ 2pm
Saturday, February 29, 2020@ 2pm

All ages
Join the community in watching some of the
latest movies featuring African American
history. Movies are PG and PG-13 rated.


Cooper Memorial Library

A Taste of African Cuisine
Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 @ 11am – 1pm
All ages
Join Chef Ze Carter as she cooks up a selection
of African foods. Generous samples of dishes
prepared in class will be provided to all attendees.
Registration required. Call the library at 352-536-2275.


Paisley County Library

Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 @ 10am – 11am
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 @ 10am – 11am
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 @ 10am – 11am
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 @ 10am – 11am
Children
Celebrate Black History Month and famous
figures during these special story times!
Complete with stories, songs, dancing and
puppet shows.


Cooper Memorial Library
Black History Story Time
Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 11am – 12pm
Ages 0-5
Join the library for reading, stories,
songs and a craft afterwards.


Paisley County Library
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 @ 2:30pm
Famous Black Poetry Activities
Age 6-13

Get creative in this fun after school program
celebrating Black poets, including Maya
Angelou scatter poetry!


W.T. Bland Public Library
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 @ 2pm

Age 13+
Race Against Prime Time is the only film to 
scrutinize how television news represents African
Americans. Discussion afterwards with moderator
Ozell Ward. Refreshments served. 


Umatilla Public Library
Teens will visit a local museum, then return to do a
sidewalk exhibit of local black history that all citizens can
enjoy. Call 352-669-3284 for details on the date/time.

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Media contact:
Keri Lyttle
Program Specialist
352-253-6180
klyttle@mylakelibrary.org

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