Visit the Main Branch, Oakland Public Library for a full day of Black History Month celebration!
Black Heritage Family Storytime
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Come enjoy a lively family storytime that features songs, books, and rhymes that represent people from the African Diaspora. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be served.
Samba Samba Workshop
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Samba Samba is an interactive educational workshop that uses music, rhythm, percussion instruments, and drums as tools for capturing the imagination of the participants. This program is suitable for all ages from children to adults. The creator of this exceptional program is James Henry, who has an extraordinary gift of capturing and holding the attention of his audience and imparting a sense of confidence and joy to all.
Verse-atility: Young Adults Exult
2 pm – 3 pm
Join for a lyrical hour of poetry and dance led by teen poets and professional dancers, including a demostration of the African roots of Hip Hop dance.
Writing History: a Creative Writing Workshop
3:30 pm – 5 pm
Local author and Oakland History Center librarian Dorothy Lazard will lead a workshop on incorporating history into your writing. Participants will do a free writing, work from a variety of prompts, and read (voluntarily) from the work created in the workshop.
“Your Genealogy through the U.S. Census”
6 pm – 7:30pm
This program aims to inform and empower the undercounted. Genealogist R. Califa Calloway will help you gain a historical perspective about the U.S. Census, learn how genealogy can unfold your personal family story, and ultimately inform your choice of how to respond to the Census.
Light refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
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Date(s) - 02/04/20
10:15 am - 7:30 pm
Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the activity organizer or venue as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.
COVID-19 Coronavirus note: In the event that local health officials ask for “social distancing” strategies that include canceling large gatherings, some of these pre-planned activities may be canceled or rescheduled: concerts, festivals, playtime, sports events, storytimes, and other gatherings.