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    BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    Behind the Mic Book Signing with Author and Former Radio Personality Roe Bonner

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 2, 2015

    Former Birmingham WENN radio personality Roosevelt “Roe” Bonner will discuss his new book Behind the Mic, which chronicles important events in the history of the legendary Birmingham radio station. One of the station's former owners was Birmingham millionaire A.G. Gaston. Ideal for adults and families.

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    Cut, Shave, Edge Up - The Black Barbershop Experience

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Pratt City Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 10, 2015

    Pratt City barbershop owner Willie Hunt and other barbers discuss their lives behind the clippers.


    Madame C.J. Walker: A System of Natural Beauty and Culture

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Ensley Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 11, 2015

    Learn more about Madame C.J. Walker and the “Walker System’’ with Elinor and Winfield Burks. Discover how some of Walker's products were made and the impact she had on the...more

    Black History Cool Facts and Trivia

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Avondale Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 11, 2015

    Spend the morning learning cool facts and test your knowledge on Black History Month trivia. For all ages.


    Storytime Stew

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Birmingham Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 12, 2015

    Enjoy African-American folktales during Storytime Stew.


    Birmingham, 1963

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Smithfield Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 12, 2015

    Birmingham foot soldiers Gwendolyn Sanders-Gamble and Janice Kelsey will discuss how the New York Fire Department issued a commendation in July 2014 in support of Birmingham foot soldiers and...more

    Movie Time

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 13, 2015

    Come see a movie about an African-American family visiting Birmingham in 1968 for a family reunion.


    At the Movies

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Smithfield Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 13, 2015

    Take a trip back to the 1970s as you watch Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, and Lena Horne star in this 1978 musical remake of the popular Wizard of Oz film. For all...more

    Black Heritage Genealogy Fair

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    February 14, 2015

    Discover your past and more during this annual fair, presented by the Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group Inc. An exhibit will be available from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. and a program...more

    Toby Richards and Adinkra Symbols

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 16, 2015

    Birmingham artist Toby Richards will discuss the Adinkra symbols used by the Ashanti people of Ghana. She will also lead a craft. Ideal for adults and families. Registration is required.


    African-American Databases: African-American History Online

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at East Ensley Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 2 - February 16, 2015

    Learn how to use library databases to find high-quality information about topics related to African-American history. Ideal for teenagers, but adults are welcome.


    National African-American Read-In

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Pratt City Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 16, 2015

    Pratt City Library will join South Hampton Elementary School students as they participate in the National African-American Read-In by reading Sharon Draper’s November Blues. The...more

    Black History Projects in a Snap

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 17, 2015

    Ms. Tonya will demonstrate how to use African-American History Online and African-American Studies Center databases to find the best information available for your Black History homework projects....more

    March for Mardi Gras

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Pratt City Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 17, 2015

    Grab your Mardi Gras beads, colorful attire, and decorative masks for this Mardi Gras kickoff, complete with music from jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong. Get ready for moon pies and...more

    The Life and Times of George Washington Carver

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    February 18, 2015

    Elinor and Winfield Burks will use hands-on demonstrations to explore Carver's creations. Ideal for children and teenagers. Held in the Story Castle, second floor. For more information call...more

    Tweens & Books

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Birmingham Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 18, 2015

    Check out tweens and books by African-American authors.


    African American Music for Storytime Stew

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Birmingham Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 19, 2015

    African American music will be enjoyed during Storytime Stew. 


    Country Girls In the City

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Pratt City Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 19, 2015

    Have you ever wondered the meaning behind certain country idioms, how hayrides got their start, or family reunion traditions? Pratt City Library employees Lenarria Creer and Fannie Jolly and...more

    Movie Time

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Powderly Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 20, 2015

    The 1964 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery motivated Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. See history come to life in this 1999 made-for-television movie starring Jurnee...more

    Offerings of Black History with Miles College’s Theatre Program

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 23, 2015

    Enjoy stories and songs that illustrate African-American history. Ideal for adults and families.


    African-American Databases: Oxford African American Studies Center

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at East Ensley Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 9 - February 23, 2015

    Use library databases to find high-quality information on the lives and events that have shaped African-American and African history and culture. Ideal for teenagers, but adults are welcome.


    Cause for Celebration

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Birmingham Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 23, 2015

    North Birmingham Library celebrates Black History with entertainment and light refreshments.


    Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Smithfield Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 23, 2015

    Explore Rosa Parks’ role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott in this 40-minute documentary. Light refreshments will be served. For grades 5 through adults.


    Fun with Little-Known Black History Facts

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    February 25, 2015

    Stop by the Story Castle and discover Black History fun facts with Elinor and Winfield Burks. For more information, call the Youth Department at 205-226-3655.


    Magic City Crossings

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at East Ensley Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 25, 2015

    Race relations and more will be discussed in this metro Birmingham dialogue project based on Birmingham native and former Saturday Night Live writer Tanner Colby’s award-winning book,...more

    African-American Tales

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Birmingham Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 25, 2015

    Stop in for African-American tales around the library.


    Delayed but not Deterred: The Prom that Segregation Couldn't Stop

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Pratt City Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 25, 2015

    In 1963, seniors at Birmingham's Western-Olin High School (now Jackson-Olin High School) were prohibited from having a prom after participating in civil rights movement marches that year....more

    Storytime Stew

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Birmingham Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 26, 2015

    Enjoy African-American folktales during Storytime Stew.


    Trivia for Teens

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Birmingham Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 26, 2015

    African-American brain teast trivia for teens. 


    Wenonah High School Choir

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Powderly Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 26, 2015

    Let the Wenonah High School Choir lift your spirits during this special Black History Month concert.


    Meet the Mileans

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Pratt City Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 26, 2015

    Miles College graduates share their time at a school that helped propel them to successful careers. Founded in 1898, this historically black college continues to play a major role in the...more

    On the Battlefield for Equality and Justice Exhibit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    February 1 - February 28, 2015

    Prints depicting African-American Civil War soldiers and Buffalo Soldiers will be on display on the first floor of the East Building. Several pieces are by world-renowned Civil War artist Don...more

    The Clever Dr. George Washington Carver

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 28, 2015

    Join the multitalented young actors of ArtPlay’s “Make It Happen” Performing Ensemble as they celebrate the life of Alabama’s own Dr. George Washington Carver. This...more

    Black History Month Concert

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 28, 2015

    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Black History Month Concert series by attending "Nostalgic Musical Notes," featuring vocalist J. D. "Hawk" Jackson and "The...more

    Black History Month Trivia

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Powderly Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 2 - February 28, 2015

    In the month of February, test your knowledge about Black History Month facts in this quiz containing 25 questions. Prizes will be drawn at the end of the month for correct answers. 


    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    July 27, 2008 - Ongoing

    The mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education. BCRI presents an in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement through...more

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