Celebrate Black History Month 2024 with the Arlington Public Library
By Arlington Public LIbrary
Posted on February 01, 2024, February 01, 2024

Black History Month

This February, join the Arlington Public Library in celebrating Black culture and contributions, past, present, and future. Check out our programs to commemorate Black History Month!

Black History Month: Music 'n Motion Storytime

Every Thursday in Feb., 10:30 - 11 a.m., Southwest Branch. Click here.

Laugh, dance, listen, and sing! Enjoy this energetic storytime with your little one where we will explore music, rhymes, storytelling, fine-motor fingerplays and gross-motor movement. For ages 1-4. In honor of Black History Month, we will explore the music of Ella Jenkins, the First Lady of Children's Music.

Black History Month: Famous Black Heroes Scavenger Hunt

Monday, Feb. 5 - Saturday, Feb. 10, Southwest Branch. Click here.

Come learn about history's famous black heroes in this fun scavenger hunt during Black History Month! This event is free and open to the public and will be available during open hours at the Southwest Branch.

Black History Month: Lego Free Play

Wednesday, Feb. 7 & 21, 4 - 5:30 p.m., Ron Wright Lake Arlington Branch. Click here.

Join us after school for fun, imagination, and creativity. In the month of February, we will be building inventions created by Black inventors.

Space is limited. First come, first served. Blocks must be returned when finished. This is a come and go program for ages 5-11.

Black History Month: Little Explorers

Friday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. - noon, George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Click here.

Stop by The Play Room for a special morning of play-based learning focused on important figures and history in honor of Black History Month. Designed for ages 1-4.

Embroidery for Beginners: Black History Month Inspirational Patches

Saturday, Feb. 17, 3 - 5 p.m., George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Click here.

Learn the basics of the embroidery machine! Materials will be provided. This class is limited to the first 5 in attendance and is appropriate for ages 13+.

Black History Month: Celebrating Black Superheroes

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Click here.

Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the history of Black superheroes, participate in some comic book trivia and crafts, and talk about your favorite Black superheroes with other fans!
This program is for teens, ages 13-17, and will be held in the Young Adult Area of the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library.

Black History Month: Genius Hour

Thursday, Feb. 22, 4 - 5 p.m., George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Click here.

Come join us for a special afternoon of fun and educational activities focusing on important figures for Black History Month. This program is sure to exercise your brain. For children, ages 5 -12.

Black History Month: Family Storytime

Friday, Feb. 23, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m., Southeast Branch. Click here.

Join our fabulous Library staff to sing, read, and wiggle during this special Black History Month-themed storytime. This storytime is for ages 2-5. We will read books, sing songs, and have an activity after the program.

Black History Month Artist Reception: An Evening of Art & Jazz

 Saturday, Feb. 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Click here.

 Enjoy a cultivated evening of culture by perusing a stunning artist gallery showcasing local Black artists. Live jazz, light bites, and beautiful artistry will fill the library during this night of class and elegance. Cocktail attire requested. Registration required. This is an adults-only program.

 Black History Month: Family Storytime

 Monday, Feb. 26, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m., Ron Wright Lake Arlington Branch. Click here.

 Join our fabulous Library staff as we explore Black History through stories, rhymes, songs, and more. Storytime is both a thoughtful and fun way to encourage children’s love of books. It will also set them into motion as future budding readers!

 This program is developmentally appropriate for ages 2-4. To help all the children get the most out of their experience, we encourage you to listen, sing, and wiggle along with your little ones.

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