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Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month at the library by attending one of these featured events:

Where in the World is Liberia? On Saturday, February 2 at 1 p.m. Woodridge resident Nuku Watson will introduce us to her native Liberia through folktales, stories and artifacts. Souvenir Liberia t-shirts will go to two lucky drawing winners! Register today.

Thread artist Jay Moore's embroidered portraits of African American icons and history makers will be featured in the lobby art gallery throughout February. Meet the artist at a reception that is open to the public on Saturday, February 2 at 2 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month with this engaging and informative presentation by musician/actor/historian Clarence Goodman: From Emancipation to Inauguration, Saturday, February 16 at 2 p.m. "Going to Chicago!" were the words composed, sung, and lived by African Americans during the Great Migration. From share-cropper to share-holder and from the shotgun shack to the White House, Chicago's black experience is vast, rich, and inspiring.