January 18, 2013
February is Black History Month and Omaha Public Library (OPL) celebrates the accomplishments and rich history of African-Americans in the United States. Programs that share the impact of African-Americans in our community and across the nation will be offered.
Visit omahalibrary.org for information on additional events at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.
- Visit the Michael Phipps Gallery at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., to view an exhibition featuring art from the Great Plains Black History Museum and University of Nebraska - Omaha professor Wanda Ewing.
- Saturdays at 1 p.m. –South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., will host Black History Month movie days each week.
- Saturday, Feb. 2, 4 p.m. – Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave., will host the Sankofa Ensemble. Enjoy live music and an overview of the history of Sankofa, and learn how to apply its principles in daily life.
- Tuesday, Feb. 5, 4 p.m. – W. Clarke Swanson Branch, 9101 W. Dodge Rd., will host a Teen Hangout and discuss teen urban fiction.
- Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. – Charles B. Washington Branch will show two episodes of the PBS series African American Lives, and teach participants about tracing their roots and using OPL’s genealogical resources.
- Saturday, Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m. – Join storyteller extraordinaire Idu Maduli at Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St., as he gives a summary of black history with stories and fun.