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Alachua County Library District announces Black History Month programs

Press release from Alachua County Library District

The Alachua County Library District will celebrate Black History Month with special programs including a genealogy research workshop, book discussions, and more. All events are free and open to the public. Explore the full list of programs at www.aclib.us/BlackHistory.

Beanstack Challenge: Black History Month
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Teen Reads by Black Authors
Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. on Zoom, ages 12 and older
Let’s celebrate Black History Month together as staff introduces you to some sensational books by Black authors.

Millhopper Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. on Zoom, ages 19 and up. We’ll be discussing The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris.

Soul Train and American Culture
Thursday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. on Zoom, ages 19 and up
We’ll be presenting the iconic musical variety show, Soul Train. NickFRESH, founder of SOULTRAINFANS.com, will discuss the importance of Soul Train and its impact on American culture. NickFRESH was honored to help induct Soul Train into the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2011, and his love and knowledge of all things Soul Train knows no bounds. 

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Black Girl Magic Story Time
Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. on Zoom, ages 1-11
The Alachua County Library District is partnering with Black Women in Medicine to bring you a story time celebrating diversity and highlighting picture books written by, and about, Black Americans. Black Women in Medicine is an organization that strives to provide underrepresented black women with skills, knowledge, and experiences through volunteering, unity, and mentorship. They strive to empower the minds of young women so that they can become trailblazers.

Teen/Tween Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. on Zoom, in person at Headquarters Library, or on Goodreads, ages 12 and older.
We’re reading Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink for Black History Month.

Introduction to African-America Genealogy Research
Thursday, Feb. 24 at noon on Zoom, ages 19 and up
Have you wanted to research your African-American family tree, but didn’t know where to start? This virtual program will take you through the steps you need to begin searching for your ancestors.