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Black History Month collections are available at all 13 Milwaukee Public Library locations.
This week at the Milwaukee Public Library Black History Month Read-In at neighborhood libraries on Monday, February 18th Bring family and friends to shared their favorite stories by African-American authors. We had a wide selection of books from which to choose. Community leaders including Judge Derek Mosley, Friends of the Library President Marsha Huff and Library Foundation President Gina Alberts Peter participated in a Read-In at Central Library.
On Saturday, February 23rd Black History continue at the Central Library in Mozart’s Grove located at 814 W. Wisconsin Ave from 2:00-3:00 pm.
Black History Month Jeopardy
Test your knowledge of African-American history and win prizes! Tuesday, February 26th
East Library located at 1910 E. North Ave. at 6:30 pm (all ages invited)
5th Annual “A History of Jazz in America”
Come hear great jazz, maybe even a singer or musician and learn about jazz, too! Light refreshments were served on Thursday, February 21st Villard Square Branch located at 5190 N. 35th St. from 3:30-5:00 pm.
Family Art Night: My Community
Indulge your creative side while completing the Romare Bearden art project. Create your own city block out of craft materials, then join it with the creations of other families to form a neighborhood. The neighborhood will be displayed on the bulletin boards in the children’s room. Wednesday, February 27th M.L. King Library located at 310 W. Locust St. from 5:30-6:30 pm.