Celebrate Black History Month at Broward County Library

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County Library will celebrate Black History Month in February with a host of events for all ages and interests, including book discussions, art workshops and classes, films, children's craft and story time events and more. All events are free and open to the public.

Literary Events and Presentations

  • February 3 - 10th Annual Louise Bennett-Coverley Reading Festival Evening Discussion Panel, 6 to 8PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
  • February 11 - Literature of the Harlem Renaissance: Rebirth of the Arts and Letters, 2 to 3:30PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282
  • February 11 - Caribbean Influence on the Harlem Renaissance, 4 to 5:30PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282
  • February 15 - Book Discussion: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, 1 to 2PM, Pembroke Pines Library, 955 NW 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, 954-357-6750
  • February 16 - Remembering Paradise Park, 7 to 9:30PM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
  • February 21 - Let's Talk About Books! The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, 10:30AM to 12PM, Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580
  • February 28 - Reading Round Table Book Discussion: Seraph on the Suwanee by Zora Neale Hurston, 32 to 3:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600

Art and Film Events

  • February 4 - Black History Month: Art of the Harlem Renaissance, all ages, 12 to 2PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282
  • February 7 - Class/Discussion of Artist Horace Pippin, presented by Barbara Freiberg, 1 to 2PM, Main Library, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-7444
  • February 9 - Against the Odds: The History of African-American Art, presented by Barbara Falletta, 12 to 1:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600
  • February 11 - Arts Discussion: The Harlem Renaissance and the Growth of African-American Artists, 11AM to 12PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, 837 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-357-7680
  • February 12 - Film: Freedom Summer, 2 to 4PM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477

Music and Dance

  • February 4 - 10th Annual Louise Bennett-Coverley Reading Festival Concert, 2 to 5PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
  • February 11 - What's All That Jazz About? Presented by Shinole Latimer, all ages, 1 to 2:30PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282
  • February 12 - Scott Joplin 100 Year Celebration, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Hallandale Beach Library, 300 S Federal Highway, Hallandale, FL 33009, 954-357-6380
  • February 18 - Ragtime: Life and Times of Scott Joplin, 2 to 3PM, Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-357-7990

Children, Teens and Families

  • February 6 - West African Dance and Drums, children's program, 4 to 5PM, Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library, 1 Park Avenue East, Dania Beach, FL 33004, 954-357-7073
  • February 11 - Make African beaded bracelets and enjoy readings of popular African-American literature, refreshments, families/all ages, 1 to 2:30PM, Riverland Library, 2710 W Davie Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, 954-357-7455
  • February 15 - Sharkey's Storytime Special: Celebrate African Music and Culture with Positively Africa, children's program, 10:30 to 11:15AM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
  • February 18 - African Mask Craft, children's program, 2 to 3PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
  • February 21 - Teen Zone Crafternoon: Learn about the African counting game Mancala and make your own, space limited, 4 to 5PM, Tamarac Library, 8701 W Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33351, 954-765-1500
  • February 22 - Get on the Bus, children's program, 5:30 to 7PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670
  • February 25 - Black History Month Essay Contest Awards Ceremony, teen program, 11AM to 1PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282
  • February 25 - Elegance of the Harlem Renaissance Fashion Design Contest, teen program, 2 to 4PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282
  • February 25 - Teen Movie and Discussion: Little Rock Nine, 2 to 4PM, Northwest Branch Library, 1580 NW 3rd Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954-357-6599
  • February 25 - The Sankofa Experience with Nzingah, all ages, 2 to 3PM, Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL 33023, 954-357-6245
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