Cobb County Public Libraries are presenting a variety of free events for all ages in honor of Black History Month 2020. The special programs include art, dance, historical research, movies and lectures highlighting prominent and lesser known stories in our nation’s history.
We will be having themed scavenger hunts throughout the month at East Cobb Library, North Cobb Regional Library, and Mountain View Regional Library and themed storytimes and book displays at many locations.
Upcoming events also include:
Movie Monday at Windy Hill Library on February 3 from 11 am – 1 pm will feature Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (G), a musical version based on the Disney classic fairytale starring Brandy, Whitney Houston, and Whoopi Goldberg. 770-528-2677
Family Fun Time at East Cobb Library on Wednesday, February 5 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Celebrate African American Authors and Illustrators in this interactive program for families with children of all ages. 770-509-2730
Make it Thursday at Powder Springs Library on February 6 from 4 pm – 5 pm. We will be making African necklaces and learning about beaded jewelry worn by the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania and learning the history behind the culture. 770-439-3600.
Lit Diaries at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center on Saturday, February 8 from 1 pm – 3 pm. In this intimate interactive talk series, black creatives in books and film speak candidly about their successes, joys and challenges. Sponsored by Delphine Legacy Media. 770-509-2711
Talking Black in America at Kemp Memorial Library on Saturday, February 8 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm. We will be screening “Talking Black in America”, the first ever feature length film on African American speech and its powerful role in culture. UGA Linguistics graduate Melissa Gomes will lead a discussion following the film. 770-528-2527
Movie Monday at Windy Hill Library on February 10 from 11 am – 1 pm will feature Remember the Titans (PG), a biographical sports film starring Denzel Washington based on the true story of African American Coach Hermon Boone and his attempt to integrate a high school football team in the 1970s in Virginia. 770-528-2677
Tween STEAM at Powder Springs Library on Monday, February 10 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Learn about African American author and artist Romare Bearden and create a collage inspired by his artwork. 770-439-3600
African American Genealogy at West Cobb Regional Library on Tuesday, February 11 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm and at South Cobb Regional Library on Wednesday, February 12 from 6 pm – 7 pm. The Georgia Room staff will share African American genealogical research resources to help people fill in their family trees.
African American Book Discussion at North Cobb Regional Library on Wednesday, February 12 from 7 pm – 8 pm. We will be discussing Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye”, a story about a young African American woman who grows up during the years following the Great Depression. 770-801-5320
Walk in My Shoes Photography Exhibit at Mountain View Regional Library. Drop in at any time during the week of February 15 – 22 to see a photo exhibit about the many miles walked and the lives that have been changed by contributions of African Americans in society. It will feature the great migration, inventions from the adaptive mind, art, music and more. 770-509-4964
Black History Month Storytime at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center on Monday, February 17 from 11 am – 11:30 am. This special storytime will feature guest storyteller, author Gloria Stowers. 770-509-2711
Read Aloud and Craft at West Cobb Regional Library on Monday, February 17 from 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm. This interactive storytime will feature a book and craft inspired by Black History Month. 770-528-4699
Family Movie and Craft Night at North Cobb Regional Library on Monday, February 17 from 6 pm – 8:30 pm. We will be watching Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (G), a musical adaptation of the Disney classic fairytale starring Brandy, Whitney Houston, and Whoopi Goldberg. The craft will begin at 6 and the movie will start at 7. 770-801-5320
Classics Reading Group at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center on Wednesday, February 19 from 1 pm – 3 pm. We will be discussing “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe. 770-509-2711
Social Justice Book Discussion at South Cobb Regional Library on Wednesday, February 19 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Read and discuss fiction and nonfiction books that discuss inequality, injustice, race, gender, immigration, poverty and criminal justice issues. This month’s book is “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 678-398-5831
Cobb Library African Cultural Fest at South Cobb Regional Library on Thursday, February 20 from 1 pm – 3:30 pm. An afternoon of cultural enrichment for the whole family. Celebrate Black History Month with performances of African drama, dances, a fashion show, and cuisine. 678-398-5831
East Cobb Book Club at East Cobb Library on Thursday, February 20 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm. This month’s discussion will be centered around “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly. 770-509-2730
Jazz concert at Vinings Library on Saturday, February 22 from 2 pm – 3 pm. Celebrate Black History Month with The Whitefield Academy Jazz Band as they perform compositions by Black Jazz composers. Reception will be held after the concert. 770-801-5330
Movie Monday at Windy Hill Library on February 24 from 11 am – 1 pm will feature Black Panther (PG-13), the tale of five African tribes vying to lead the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda. 770-528-2677
The Kings of Covered Bridges at North Cobb Regional Library on Wednesday, February 26 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Andrew Bramlett of the Kennesaw Historical Society shares the inspiring story of the renowned bridge-builder and architect Horace King. 770-801-5320