Celebrate Black History Month at the Library

National African American Read-In

It’s hard to believe February 2024 is here already. It is time to prepare for the second month of the new year and Flint Public Library is here to help you set that literary calendar.  Black History Month, National African American Read-In, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day – No matter the occasion, the library has you covered.

National African American Read-In February 1-29 The National African American Read-In (AARI) is a groundbreaking effort to encourage communities to read together, centering African American books and authors. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. In celebration of Black History Month, readers of all ages are invited to join us to read and share books by African American authors. Stop in to choose from our selection of titles or read favorites of your own.

February 9 @ 6:30 PM In collaboration with Comma Bookstore & Social Hub, we invite you to join Michigan author, poet, artist, and curator Zaria Ware as she discusses her book, BLK Art The Audacious Legacy of Black Artists and Models in Western Art. This event will be held at Comma Bookstore & Social Hub located at 132 W 2nd Street, Flint, MI 48502.

Celebrating love and healthy relationships? Please join us on February 13 at 6 PM Just in time for Valentine’s Day, local author and humorist Andre Louis will discuss his book, Make America Date Again! One Man’s Accidentally Insightful Take on Dating and Relationships in the 21st Century.

In addition to these featured titles, we are also looking forward to rereading some favorites from Flint’s own Christopher Paul Curtis who was awarded the 2024 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

With so many great books to read, It is fortunate that 2024 is a leap year and we have 1 extra day to read in February. We are curious; what are you looking forward to reading this month? Do you have a favorite Christopher Paul Curtis title?

February Events

  • 2/1 Teen Time – Video Game Lounge
  • 2/2 Toddle Time
  • 2/2 H.E.A.L
  • 2/3 Friends Book Drop Off
  • 2/3 Little Explorers
  • 2/6 Digital Drop-In for Seniors
  • 2/6 Teen Writers Workshop
  • 2/6 Greater Flint African American Sports Hall of Fame Press Conference
  • 2/7 Time Travel Club
  • 2/7 LEGO Club
  • 2/7 Wee One’s Storytime Yoga
  • 2/7 Podcasting
  • 2/8 Teen Time – Movie and a Snack The Flash
  • 2/8 Evening Readers Book Club
  • 2/9 Toddle Time
  • 2/9 H.E.A.L.
  • 2/9 Library after Hours with Author Zaria Ware @ Comma Bookstore
  • 2/10 VITA
  • 2/10 Finding Black Ancestors*
  • 2/10 Super Saturday Storytime
  • 2/10 Stop Motion Animation
  • 2/13 Computer Skills Workshop*
  • 2/13 Celebrate Love with Local Author Andre Louis
  • 2/14 Wee One’s Storytime Yoga
  • 2/15 Teen Time – DIY Craft
  • 2/15 Thursdays with For-Mar
  • 2/16 Silent Book Club
  • 2/16 Toddle Time
  • 2/17 VITA
  • 2/17 Friends Pop Up Book Sale
  • 2/17 Time Travel Club
  • 2/17 Super Saturday Movie – Captain Underpants
  • 2/17 VR for Teens
  • 2/20 Digital Drop-In for Seniors
  • 2/20 Teen Writers Workshop
  • 2/21 Fiction Only Book Club
  • 2/21 LEGO Club
  • 2/21 Wee One’s Storytime Yoga
  • 2/22 Teen Time – Teen Advisory Board
  • 2/22 Mott Warsh Gallery Tour
  • 2/23 Toddle Time
  • 2/23 Communi-Tea with Taliah
  • 2/24 VITA
  • 2/24 Podcasting*
  • 2/24 Super Saturday Storytime
  • 2/28 Wee One’s Storytime Yoga
  • 2/29 Teen Time – Video Game Lounge
  • 2/29 Thursdays with For-Mar

*Registration required for these events.  Please visit our website to sign up. www.fpl.info

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