Celebrate Black History with Austin Public Library and Austin History Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Contact: Kanya Lyons, 512-974-7379

Celebrate Black History with Austin Public Library and Austin History Center

Join the Austin Public Library and Austin History Center this February to honor and celebrate Black History. From film screenings to workshops to interactive learning and self-discovery, the Library offers many ways to connect with your community and meet new people. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 512-974-7400, visit library.austintexas.gov or Ask A Librarian.

Austin History Center & Partners

Saturday, February 6, 12 noon-2 PM
Reclaiming Our Kitchens as Sacred Space with Toni Tipton Martin, author of The Jemima Code.
Austin History Center
810 Guadalupe St. | 512-974-7480

Friday, February 19, 6:30-8:30 PM
This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a documentary by Robin Hamilton.
Carver Museum and Cultural Center
1165 Angelina St. | 512-974-4926

Saturday, February 13, 12 noon-3 PM
First Annual Black Family History Day
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
1201 Brazos St. | 512-463-5455

Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 PM
Newton Collins Panel Discussion discussese his remarkable life, impact on the Pilot Knob community, and the naming ceremony of a school in the Del Valle School District in his honor.
Austin History Center
810 Guadalupe St. | 512-974-7480

Carver Branch (Library)
1161 Angelina St. | 512-974-1010

Saturday, February 6, 2-4 PM
Smart Goals Workshop highlights the meaningfulness of setting goals.

Monday, February 8, 6:30-7:30 PM
From Africa to America, a presentation highlighting the importance of African American achievements.

Wednesday, February 10, 6:30-8:30 PM
Learn how to create a business model and start a T-shirt business with Made New Apparel.

Monday, February 22, 6:30-8:30 PM
Watch a movie on African American culture.

Thursday, February 25, 6:30-8:30 PM
Learn how to write your own book.

Cepeda Branch
651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd. | 512- 974-7372

Wednesday, February 10, 6-7 PM
Meet Buffalo Soldiers and talk about their life on the frontier.

Yarborough Branch
2200 Hancock Dr. | 512-974-8820

Monday, February 29, 6:30-8:30 PM
APL and Austin Caribbean Cultural Exchange invite you to watch and discuss Black and Cuba, a documentary by Robin J. Hayes.

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