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Celebrate Black History Month and Black Family

Click here for the Black History Month and Black Family 2021 PDF which contains:


Henry Ossawa TannerModern Spirit:
Henry Ossawa Tanner

Monday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Henry Tanner grew up in Philadelphia in the years after the Civil War and went on to become a pioneering African American artist on the world stage. Tanner’s story, particularly the intertwining influences of race, religion and modernist experimentation, involves journeying from Philadelphia to rural France, through European Red Cross stations in WWI to the rooftops of the Holy Lands, in order to explore how one artist navigated the technological, political and cultural changes of the 20th century on a global scale.

Register here! Online Event, a Zoom link will be shared.
Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on February 22nd.

Call 215-885-5180, ext. 113 or email askabington@gmail.com 


Birdseed HangerCelebrate Longwood Gardens Community Read. 
Home Place:
Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature

by ornithologist Dr. J. Drew Lanham
and make a Birdseed Hanger
All ages
Sign up now! Supplies will be distributed starting February 10.
This is a do-at-home kit with materials to make a birdseed hanging decoration, information on local birds, and information on Black naturalists, environmentalists, and ornithologists.
Call 215 885-5180 or email mmitchell@mclinc.org for information. 



Virtual Art Workshop for Ages 8-12
Wednesday, February 24, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month by creating a colorful African mask with scratchboard.
Zoom class will run approximately one hour.
Registration begins Feb. 10.
Live guided instruction will be provided by teacher Anita Thompson. Space is limited to 15 children. Each child will receive an art supply kit before the program.
Please register online at http://www.abingtonfreelibrary.org/events/1221
Questions? Call 215-885-5180, ext. 128.
BEFORE YOU REGISTER: Please be sure that your child wants to participate and is available for a Zoom meeting on the scheduled date/time. Art supply kits that are taken home cannot be returned and given to someone else if your child cannot participate.  


Miss Jessica will present a pre-recorded story time 
highlighting black authors, which will be posted on the library’s Facebook page
during the week of February 8th in celebration of Black History Month.





Click on the links to find these collections:


Select Reads booklist

Pathfinder to library and regional resources

hoopla eBooks African American Voices

hoopla eAudiobooks African American Voices