Celebrate With Us

Black History Month Celebration

Please join us on Sat., Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate Black History Month with music, art, and much more. Drop in anytime during the event for a variety of fun activities! Receive a free goody bag with a book, while supplies last.

Performers and activities to include, subject to change:

  • Performance by the Liane Williams Jazz Trio
    • The Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
    • “Wade in the Water”
    • Jazz Selection
  • Special Guest Appearance with Spoken Word by Mona J. Phiffer Art X
  • Poetry Reading by Acclaimed Poet Jaqueline Harris
  • Spoken Word Performance by the Legacy Reentry Youth Program
  • Art Murals based on Alma Thomas, Faith Ringgold, and Bisa Butler, Romare Bearden jazz-inspired collages by Woodland District 50
  • Step Squad Performance by the North Chicago Cheerleading Team
  • Interactive celebratory dance fit routine led by Latino Xpressions Dance Studio
  • Interactive Community Canvas with the Dandelion Art Gallery & Studios

Thank you to the following partners who are collaborating with the library to make this event possible: