Celebrate Black History with Austin Public Library and Austin History Center

This was originally published several months ago, so it may be out of date.

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

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.