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.
The Southside Branch recently received ten K-Motion wobble stools, LEGO Duplos, and a LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox--along with dozens of books, educational toys, and furniture--from Kaplan Early Learning Company, headquartered in Lewisville. Educational toy donations will encourage serious playing at Southside Branch. As Fred Rogers said, "For children, play is serious learning."
Need a meeting room, but not sure how to make a reservation? FCPL offers a variety of meeting spaces for public use to meet your needs. Our new software, Spaces, makes it easier than ever to make your meeting room reservation.
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.