Due to restroom ren­o­va­tions, the Redan-Trot­ti Library will be closed Sat­ur­day, April 13.

DeKalb County Public Library Celebrates Black History Month

More Than 30 Events, Exhibits, Per­for­mances and Fam­i­ly Activ­i­ties Slat­ed for February 

DECATUR, Ga. – (Feb. 1, 2023) – Through­out Feb­ru­ary, DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library will show­case African Amer­i­can per­for­mances, visu­al arts and cul­ture to cel­e­brate Black His­to­ry Month. Pro­grams will be host­ed at many of the library’s loca­tions, unless oth­er­wise noted. 

As the library, we are com­mit­ted to cel­e­brat­ing Black his­to­ry all year round, and for Black His­to­ry Month we are plac­ing a spot­light on the arts and read­ing with a selec­tion of spe­cial pro­grams,” said Ali­son Weissinger, direc­tor, DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library. We invite every­one to come to the library or enjoy a vir­tu­al pro­gram from home.”

Pro­grams and activ­i­ties will fea­ture musi­cians, per­form­ers, artists, authors and more, along with crafts, films, vir­tu­al pro­grams and edu­ca­tion­al ses­sions for peo­ple of all ages. Pro­gram high­lights include:

  • African Beats: Titi­layo Dance Com­pa­ny on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 11, 1 – 1:45 p.m. at Wes­ley Chapel-William C. Brown Library. Cel­e­brate West African cul­ture and her­itage through the rhyth­mic per­for­mance of drums, songs, sto­ries and dance.
  • Break­ing Ground on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 18, 11 a.m.-noon at North­lake-Bar­bara Loar Library. Break­ing Ground is a one-man fam­i­ly show pre­sent­ed by Jer­ry G. White that incor­po­rates the­ater, music, per­cus­sion and singing into a vibrant, inter­ac­tive and edu­ca­tion­al per­for­mance about five African Amer­i­can men who had to break down bar­ri­ers to achieve greatness.
  • Bo Legs: Mar­vin Arring­ton, Sr., An Atlanta Sto­ry on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at South DeKalb Senior Cen­ter (1931 Can­dler Rd., Decatur, Ga.). DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library, in part­ner­ship with DeKalb Coun­ty Dis­trict 3 Com­mis­sion­er Lar­ry John­son, will present a screen­ing of the film, which is about one of Atlanta’s most sig­nif­i­cant polit­i­cal lead­ers, yet one of its least rec­og­nized. Lunch will be served. Reg­is­tra­tion required.
  • Art Exhib­it: The Paint­ings of Calvin Couther on dis­play through the end of Feb­ru­ary at Wes­ley Chapel-William C. Brown Library. Couther’s water­col­or and acrylic paint­ings reflect African Amer­i­can his­to­ry, com­mu­ni­ty and hope from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s.

Pro­grams are free and open to the pub­lic. Some events require reg­is­tra­tion. To see the full list of events, pro­gram details and reg­is­tra­tion infor­ma­tion, vis­it DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library’s events cal­en­dar at http://​www​.dekalbli​brary​.org/e…. Search for Black His­to­ry Month” or the name of the program.