Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month is observed each February as, "...an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history" (history.com). Learn more about and honor the unique, enduring accomplishments of black individuals and communities with these programs, materials, and online resources.

Library Programs

Online Pub Trivia- Black History and Culture in the Pacific Northwest on February 9

Friday Morning Online Book Group - "Men We Reaped" by Jesmyn Ward on February 25

Booklists

Unsung Heroes of Black History

Black Lives Matter

Mysteries and Thrillers by Black Authors

Contemporary Black Romance

Black Excellence in the Arts

Untold Stories of Black History

Brilliant Short Stories

Black History- Artists & Performers

Black History Month: Picture Books

Black History Month: Easy Nonfiction Black History Month: Easy Fiction

Celebrating Black History

Black History, Black Futures: Teen Nonfiction

Understanding Black History

Black History Month: Teen Fiction

Reading Challenge

Readers of all ages can join the Black History Month reading challenge. Record your reading progress and complete activities in Beanstack to earn badges. 

Instant Access eBook

This February, access Black Water Rising by Attica Locke instantly, no holds or waiting required. Set in Texas in 1981, this mystery tells the story of Jay Porter, an African American lawyer who gets drawn into a murder investigation after jumping into a bayou to save a white woman from drowning.

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