Celebrate Black History Month at NPL
NPL Set to Focus on Civil Rights during Black History Month
Explore African-American history and culture with special events at NPL for all ages during February.
Norfolk Public Library (NPL) has planned a variety of events during February in recognition of Black History Month. Events reflect the 2014 theme “Civil Rights in America,” and include a Jeopardy!-style youth competition, a historical reenactment, book discussions, art and artifacts exhibits, films and documentaries on the black experience, and gospel concerts.
Entertainment is also planned with mass appeal to children, teens and adults. Dr. Anthony Hailey of Multicultural Performing Arts Consulting (MPAC) will offer World Music Workshop, demonstrating steel drums and other instruments from around the world. Teaching artists Cory and LaQuita Staten from the ensemble Atumpan—The Talking Drums will captivate audiences with their West African folktales and drums, and Storyteller Dylan Pritchett will stretch imaginations while teaching morals and values with his adventurous stories.
Black History Month events are scheduled at branches citywide all month-long, and are free and open to the public. A booklist has been prepared with an emphasis on this year’s theme and may be obtained from the NPL website, along with a complete listing of events. Go to www.npl.lib.va.us/AAHM.