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Black History is American History

 The Toledo Lucas County Public Library will host a range of events throughout February celebrating Black History Month.

This February, join the Toledo Lucas County Public Library in celebrating Black History Month with a variety of programs. We will honor the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history and raise awareness of the accompanying struggles and challenges.

We have planned a little something to appeal to everyone, from our Glass City Black Comix Fest (Feb. 10 11a.m. – 3 p.m., Main Library) and our month-long exhibit Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer Feb. 1- 28, Main Library) to fascinating programs exploring subjects like African Dance and Beadwork , the Underground Railroad in Northwest Ohio, Toledo Buffalo Soldiers, and the 5th Regiment of U.S. Colored Infantry that fought in the Civil War (all various library locations – see website for details).

If you can’t make it in, you can still discover award-winning African-American authors by reading, watching, or listening to one or more of the featured titles selected for this year’s Black History Month Read-In. Titles we selected include: Chasing Light: Michelle Obama by Amanda Lucidon, Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis, Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe and Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena.

The Black History Month Read-In runs through March 15. Participants earn a small treat for both registering and completing the challenge. Register online or at your neighborhood branch for a chance to win a Kindle tablet and other prizes. All links to activities and the Read-In are available on the Black History Month page of our website: http://www.toledolibrary.org/black-history-month.



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