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Posted on: February 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Celebrate Black History Month at the Library

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Celebrate Black History Month with this exciting event lineup at the Bedford Public Library:

  • “A Place for All People” Poster Collection, now through the end of February: This limited-edition poster collection celebrates the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (a Smithsonian Museum). The exhibit features freedom stories, artistic achievements, cultural expression, philosophy, sports, and politics.
  • Black Americans in STEM, Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m.: Learn about Lewis Latimer, a pioneer in electricity and Garrett Morgan, inventor of the three-light traffic signal. Participants will make an LED paper circuit traffic light. Children must be 5 years or older to attend. An adult will also need to attend to assist with the hands-on experiment.
  • Green “LIT”erature, Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m.: The Alpha Beta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha will host this special storytime celebrating African American authors. This program is for children ages 5-12. 
  • Black Americans in STEM, Saturday, February 25 at 3 p.m.: Learn about astronaut Mae Jemison and Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the super-soaker. Participants will make an Alka Seltzer rocket. Children must be 5 years or older to attend and an adult will need to attend to assist with the hands-on experiment.
  • Oba William King Storytelling, Tuesday, February 28 from 6 to 7 p.m.: Known as The Poetic Storyteller, Oba’s presentation will include interactive stories involving rhythmic drumming. Learn more about his previous work. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Free tickets will be given out in the Library lobby 15 minutes before the STEM and Green “LIT”erature events. For additional details, visit the Library’s event calendar.

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