Libraries were made to hold not only books but also community events, such as during Black History Month.
Cobb County’s libraries will host February events ranging from family craft time to a celebration of African dancing.
The county sent out a schedule of events, which you can view below.
Every Tuesday in February, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Celebrate Black History Month with themed storytime celebrating the lives and achievements of African-Americans focusing on courage, cultural traditions and family. For more information, call 770-528-2677.
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. to noon
Staff from Switzer Library’s Georgia Room will review the history and importance of several prominent African-American churches in Georgia. For more information, call 770-528-2677.
African American Author’s Discussion Group at Stratton Library
Monday, Feb. 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Participants will discuss “Here Comes the Sun” by Nicole Dennis-Benn, which was described by The New York Times as the “ultimate antibeach novel” even though it takes place entirely in Jamaica’s Montego Bay. For more information, call 770-528-2522.
National African-American Read-in at Switzer Library
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Read a excerpt of three to five minutes from your favorite black author. Bring your own selection or pick from the books on hand. For more information, call 770-528-2320.
Make and Take Crafts at Lewis A. Ray Library
Monday through Friday, Feb. 18-22, 2 to 4 p.m.,
Craft events for children of all ages with a Black History Month theme. The library will provide all materials and directions to create your crafts. For more information, call 770-801-5335.
Family Craft Time at South Cobb Regional Library
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2-3:30 p.m.
Participants will make necklaces inspired by the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania while learning about their cultures. For more information, call 678-398-5828.
Taste of Africa and Cultural Performance at Switzer Library
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2:30 to 5 p.m.
This family-friendly cultural event will celebrate African delicacies and dancing. Bring along recipes for a recipe swap and then watch Switzer teens performing traditional African dances while enjoying traditional African cuisine. For more information, call 770-528-2320.
Black History Month Crafternoon at Kennesaw Library
Thursday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. to noon
Learn about and celebrate a variety of black innovators, artists and leaders by making a craft in their honor. For more information, call 770-528-2529.
Black History Month Paper Quilt at Stratton Library
Thursday, Feb. 21, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Children ages 3 and up will learn about Black History Month, teamwork and artistic expression. Children and staff will each create a square to add to a paper quilt that when finished will be displayed in the library. For more information, call 770-528-2522.
Make it Thursday: Black History Month Quilt at Powder Springs Library
Thursday, Feb. 21, 4 to 5 p.m.
This crafts club for children ages 5 to 9 years old will be making Freedom Quilts in honor of Black History Month. For more information, call 770-439-3600.
Black History Program: “I am a Lioness” at Vinings Library
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2 to 4 p.m.
Special guest lecturer Spellman College lecturer Piper Huguley-Riggins will present a program on how she uses historical fiction to reveal black women hidden figures of history. She is the author of the Reconstruction era “Home to Milford College” series. Call 770-801-5330 to register.
TAG Thursday at Switzer Library
Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 to 5 p.m.
Elementary-age kids will participate in a hands-on event to celebrate Black History Month. This regular event has varied activities. For more information, call 770-528-2320.
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