As part of the celebration of Black History month, the Forsyth County Public Library will have its first annual African American Author Fair on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Central Library auditorium. Authors will be discussing their books and participate in book signing, and their books will be available for purchase. A brief question and answer session will follow. The author fair is free and open to the public. For more information call 336-703-2954.
On Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. , the Paddison Memorial Branch will be showing the documentary film "Talking Black in America", which chronicles the impact of African American English on American language and culture. Filmed across the U.S., this documentary is a revelation of language as legacy, identity and triumph over adversity. A brief Q&A session with one of the film's producers will follow.
Celebrate Black History Month with our new video oral archive of today's leaders and trailblazers. Our new HistoryMakers archives allows you to access invaluable first-person accounts of both well-known and unsung African Americans. The HistoryMakers is the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection. This is the largest archive of its kind since the WPA Slave Narratives of the 1930s.
As part of celebrating Black History Month, the Greater Vision Dance Company will offer an informative and educational dance performance for all ages at several library locations. Mr. Jones’ troupe will perform the traditional boot dance and discuss its African American roots.
Have questions about money? Learn all about being financially fit in these free workshops led by Amanda Joyce, a bank manager from Wells Fargo.
Do you have a way with words? Don’t be shy! Students in grades 6th through 12th are encouraged to submit a poem with an entry form to compete in this year’s Teen Ink Contest.