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Palm Beach County Library celebrates Black History Month

The Palm Beach County Library system is celebrating Black History Month with a long list of festivities and discussions at area branches.

The schedule is listed below.

Among those is the 1000 Black Girl Books project.

Spokeswoman Amber Puckett appeared on CBS12 News at 9 a.m. to talk about the project. You can visit the library system's website for more information.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

Sat, Feb 04, 1:00 pm

Black History Month Kickoff

Kicking off this special day is a performance by the Bak Middle School of the Arts Step Team. Jazz Saxophonist, Shenole Latimer, will lead an exploration of jazz and will be followed by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, who will delve into the music of the civil rights movement and other events that shaped our nation. (2½ hr.) Preregister.

HAGEN RANCH ROAD BRANCH - Phone: 894-7500

Thu, Feb 02, 2:00 pm

Book Discussion

Join a lively discussion of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” by Margot Lee Shetterly. Copies will be available at the member services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

CLARENCE E. ANTHONY BRANCH - Phone: 992-8393

Mon, Feb 06, 5:00 pm

Black History Month Documentary Series

“The Loving Story” ©Icarus Films. (77 min.) This documentary brings to life Mildred and Richard Lovings’ marriage and the legal battle that followed their arrest for violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

GREENACRES BRANCH - Phone: 641-9100

Thu, Feb 09, 1:30 pm

Book Discussion

Join in a lively discussion of the award-winning novel, “Someone Knows My Name,” by Lawrence Hill. (60 min.) Preregister.

LANTANA ROAD BRANCH - Phone: 304-4500

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00 pm

Black History Month Documentary Series

“The Loving Story.” ©Icarus Films. (77 min.) This documentary brings to life Mildred and Richard Lovings’ marriage and the legal battle that followed their arrest for violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

BELLE GLADE BRANCH - Phone: 996-3453

Fri, Feb 10, 3:30 pm

“Mighty Times – The Children’s March”

©Teaching Tolerance|Southern Poverty Law Center. (40 min.) This Academy Award-winning documentary demonstrates how young people can be catalysts for positive social change like the young people of Birmingham, Alabama did when they braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 which led to the end of segregation. Snacks provided. Grades 5 & up. Shown with permission. Not rated.

ACREAGE BRANCH - Phone: 681-4100

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00 pm

Jazz Saxophone Performance by Randy Corinthian

Honored as one of South Florida’s “40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow,” by Legacy Magazine, Randy Corinthian will share soulful and scintillating sounds of the jazz saxophone. (60 min.)

Preregister.

WELLINGTON BRANCH - Phone: 790-6070

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00 pm

The Storm of 1928 & Pioneer Life on Lake Okeechobee

Butch Wilson, Clewiston Museum Director and a sixth generation Floridian, will share the history of the people who lived in the Southern Shores of Lake Okeechobee: the pioneer settlements, land restoration, and the impact the 1928 hurricane had on the population. (60 min.) Preregister.

GARDENS BRANCH - Phone: 626-6133

Mon, Feb 13, 2:30 pm

Black History Month Documentary Series

“The Loving Story” ©Icarus Films. (77 min.) This documentary brings to life Mildred and Richard Lovings’ marriage and the legal battle that followed their arrest for violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

WEST BOCA BRANCH - Phone: 470-1600

Wed, Feb 15, 2:00 pm

Book Discussion

Join a lively discussion of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” by Margot Lee Shetterly. Copies will be available at the member services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

MAIN LIBRARY - Phone: 233-2600

Thu, Feb 16, 6:00 pm

Book Discussion

Join a lively discussion of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” by Margot Lee Shetterly. Copies will be available at the member services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

TEQUESTA BRANCH - Phone: 746-5970

Fri, Feb 17, 2:00 pm

Black History Month Documentary Series

“America’s Music - The Blues.” ©TrAGiK Entertainment. (80 min.) This documentary explores

the impact the Blues has had on our society, our culture, and the entertainment industry. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

GREENACRES BRANCH - Phone: 641-9100

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00 pm

Jazz Saxophone Performance by Randy Corinthian

Honored as one of South Florida’s “40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow,” by Legacy Magazine, Randy Corinthian will share soulful and scintillating sounds of the jazz saxophone. (60 min.)

Preregister.

CLARENCE E. ANTHONY BRANCH - Phone: 992-8393

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00 pm

Adult Book Discussion

Dr. Esther Berry will present a book discussion of “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. (90 min.)

JUPITER BRANCH - Phone: 744-2301

Thu, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

Black History Month Documentary Series

“The Loving Story” ©Icarus Films. (77 min.) This documentary brings to life Mildred and Richard Lovings’ marriage and the legal battle that followed their arrest for violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

MAIN LIBRARY - Phone: 233-2600

Thu, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

Black History Cinema

“More Than a Month.” ©PBS. (60 min.) Explore the implications of Black History Month in contemporary America, and the continued fight for one’s rightful place in the American landscape. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

ROYAL PALM BEACH BRANCH - Phone: 790-6030

Sat, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

Jazz Saxophone Performance by Randy Corinthian

Honored as one of South Florida’s “40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow,” by Legacy Magazine, Randy Corinthian will share soulful and scintillating sounds of the jazz saxophone. (60 min.)

Preregister.

GLADES ROAD BRANCH - Phone: 482-4554

Sat, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

In A Mellow Tone - The Music of Duke Ellington

Sonny and Perley will present some of Duke Ellington’s most popular and beloved music, along with interesting and little-known facts about his life. (60 min.) Preregister.

BELLE GLADE BRANCH - Phone: 996-3453

Sat, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

Black History Month Documentary Series

“The Loving Story” ©Icarus Films. (77 min.) This documentary brings to life Mildred and Richard Lovings’ marriage and the legal battle that followed their arrest for violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

MAIN LIBRARY - Phone: 233-2600

Sun, Feb 26, 2:00 pm

In A Mellow Tone - The Music of Duke Ellington

Sonny and Perley will present some of Duke Ellington’s most popular and beloved music, along with interesting and little-known facts about his life. (60 min.) Preregister.

WELLINGTON BRANCH - Phone: 790-6070

Mon, Feb 27, 6:30 pm

In A Mellow Tone - The Music of Duke Ellington

Sonny and Perley will present some of Duke Ellington’s most popular and beloved music, along with interesting and little-known facts about his life. (60 min.) Preregister.

WEST BOYNTON BRANCH - Phone: 734-5556

Tue, Feb 28, 6:00 pm

Deep in My Heart

Dr. Naima Johnston Bush offers a dynamic presentation that covers the music of the Civil Rights movement while highlighting the historical events that shaped the nation we live in today. (60 min.)

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories

Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

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