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Black History Month

The Worcester Public Library celebrates Black History Month with several special programs during the month of February.

Click here for book lists and community events. If you would like to add your community event to the list please email comms@mywpl.org.

Click here to view The Village's Black Community Calendar with other community events happening in February 2024.

All month: At the Main Library: Major Taylor display on first floor featuring items from WPL's Worcester Room.

All month: Dial-A-Story with Talking Book Library: Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History featuring Major Taylor. Learn more.

All month: Black History Collaboration “Quilt” at the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt and Tatnuck Magnet Branches. Color squares of a paper “quilt” that portray famous faces in Black history. When the finished squares are pieced together at the end of the month, the result will be an inspiring work of art! Learn more.

Wednesday, February 7 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at the Great Brook Valley Branch: Princess Tiana - Celebrate Black History Month with a visit from Princess Tiana! There will be songs, fun, and a meet and greet. Don’t forget your cameras for photographs. Suggested for children up to 11 with a caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library. Learn more.

Tuesday, February 13 from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Roosevelt Branch: Afro-Brazilian performance: Capoeira for Kids - Children ages 6 and up: Join Mass Capoeira Culture Center for an introduction to the Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines music, dance, and acrobatics! Hear traditional songs, learn about and play percussion instruments, and practice basic moves! Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library. Learn more.

Thursday, February 15 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at the Frances Perkins Branch: Princess Tiana - Celebrate Black History Month with a visit from Princess Tiana! There will be songs, fun, and a meet and greet. Don’t forget your cameras for photographs. Suggested for children up to 11 with a caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library. Learn more.

Saturday, February 17 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library: Biking While Black Film Showing - Join us to watch this documentary about the barriers faced by Black bicyclists in Los Angeles and their efforts to promote mobility justice. Register here.

Tuesday, February 20 from 2 - 3 p.m. at the Main Library: African Folktales with Bright Star Touring Theatre - For families with children ages 4-11. From the desert lands of the Sahara to the plains of the Serengeti to Mount Kilimanjaro and beyond – join a variety of characters from a wide range of cultures and stories that celebrate the various folk tale traditions of the continent of Africa. African music helps to set the stage for these energetic stories. Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library. Learn more.

Tuesday, February 20 at 4 p.m. Online: Virtual author talk: Exploring Identity, Love, and Being Black in America in Fiction Writing: A Conversation with Award-Winning Author Jason Mott. Register here.

Saturday, February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library: Discussion with "Whirlwind" film and producer/director Cyrille Vincent. Register here.

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