The Richmond Public Library will be celebrating Black History Month with various events at your local area branches. From author talks to art exhibits and interactive programs to scavenger hunts, the library has activities and resources for all ages.

The Annual Generation Dream Educoncert: The RYPP will host a variety show style “educoncert” honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This program will run Friday, February 2, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at the Main Library auditorium.

US Colored Troops in Richmond’s Cemeteries: A talk given by Erin and Brian Palmer from Friends of East End Cemetery and Sean Kane of the American Civil War Museum about the African-American soldiers buried at Richmond’s East End and Evergreen Cemeteries. This program will be held at the East End Branch on Tuesday, February 13, from 6pm-7pm.

Black History Month Movie Specials: North Avenue Branch will be hosting the four-part documentary movie seriesĀ Hidden Colors. Celebrate Black History by learning about the “real and untold history of people of color around the globe.” These films will show every Saturday in February from 2pm-4pm.

To find out about more events celebrating Black History Month at your local Richmond Public Library Branch, please review the Events Calendar.