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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library to celebrate African-American History Month

Posted By News Staff On Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am In Events | No Comments

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – February is African-American History Month, and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is celebrating in a variety of ways! There will be special programs all month, intended to educate participants on African-American History. All of the library’s events are completely free of charge.

Have you ever wondered about your ancestry but aren’t sure where to begin your research? The Beginner Genealogy Class this weekend will focus specifically on studying African-American genealogy. All experience levels are welcome to attend on Saturday, February 10th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The class will be held in the computer lab on the second floor.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

Saturday, February 10th the celebration continues with a movie showing of Malcolm X in the Brown Harvey Sr. Genealogy Room from 2:00pm-5:30pm.

The library’s As the Page Turns Book Club is also celebrating African-American History Month by reading Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston is a renowned African-American writer who is celebrated for her great contributions to American literature. As the Page Turns Book Club will meet on Thursday, February 15th from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Boaz Board Room on the second floor.

On Saturday, February 17th there will be a Children’s Story Time focused on local Olympic Gold Medalist, Wilma Rudolph. Children of all ages and their parents and/or guardians are invited to learn about Wilma Rudolph from 2:00pm-2:30pm.

The library will be showing three documentaries during the month. These showings will be on Saturday, February 24th from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the Brown Harvey Sr. Genealogy Room on the second floor. Check out the library’s special book display for February, as well. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the library and learn about African-American history throughout the month of February.

About the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library champions learning and reading, ignites imaginations, and delivers access to information and ideas. Learn more at www.mcgtn.org/library [1]

For more information, contact 931.648.8826 or visit the library’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CMCpubliclibrary [2]

The library is located at 230 Pageant Lane, Suite 501, Clarksville, TN.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library champions learning and reading, ignites imaginations, and delivers access to information and ideas.

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