Celebrate Black History Month at the Library

Posted by: Johnson County Public Library | Monday, January 8, 2024

JCPL is celebrating Black History Month throughout February with special programming. Join a enlightening book discussion or learn about local African American history! 
Black History Month booklists

Thu  Feb. 15  6:00 p.m. • Trafalgar Branch
A Historical Look at African Americans in Johnson County - A Celebration and Commemoration
Join local resident, Douglas Gray, for a brief history of African Americans in Johnson County. For Adults.

Sun • Feb 18 - Sat • Feb. 24 • Franklin Branch
Celebrate Black History
During the week of February 18, materials will be available in the children's department to create a collage to celebrate Black History Month. For All Ages.

Mon • Feb. 19 • 6:30 p.m. • White River Branch
After Words - "Dear Martin" by Nic Stone
Discuss books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Copies of the titles will be available at the check-out desk the month before each meeting. For Adults.

Sat • Feb. 24  10 a.m.  Clark Pleasant Branch
Cover to Cover Book Club - "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid
Love to read and talk about books? This new book club meets monthly on Saturday mornings. This month's title is "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid. Contact the library to obtain a copy. For Adults.

Tue  Feb. 27  1:30 p.m. • White River Branch
Hooked on Books - "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Jason Reynolds
If you enjoy discussing books you've read, please join us. Copies of the book are available to checkout the month prior. A Zoom option is available with the link sent upon request.

Join local resident, Douglas Gray, for a brief history of African Americans in Johnson County. This Building Bridges program, recorded in September 2020, takes a look at Black experiences in Franklin, Indiana and surrounding areas.