Black History Month

The Akron-Summit County Public Library invites you to celebrate Black History Month with these free programs across our branch locations.

Who Inspired You? - Local leaders share their recipe for success

Main Library - Auditorium
Saturday, February 09: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Local leaders will share their recipe for success by answering the following questions: Who inspired you?

The Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group

Maple Valley Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, February 14: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
An opportunity to share your opinions on how history affects our worldviews in today’s society. Read and analyze books that are rich in African American culture and history.

Author Talk: Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Jr. - We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel

Main Library - Auditorium
Saturday, February 16: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a discussion of We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel. Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Jr., Professor Emeritus of History at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

African-American Author Read-In

Odom Boulevard Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, February 18: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Join us from 10 am to 8 pm for our African-American Read-In! Choose from our large selection of books written by African American authors and illustrators.

Sojourner Speaks, a One-Woman Play - Presented by The Illusion Factory

Main Library - Auditorium
Saturday, February 23: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us as we celebrate the woman who is a pillar of activism and who spoke right here in Akron, Ohio at the Women's Convention on May 29, 1851.

The Emancipation Proclamation

Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, February 26: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us to learn more about President Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation.

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