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Celebrate Black History

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library celebrates Black History Month with a variety of programs highlighting the contributions of African Americans and more.

  • Basic Genealogy Class – Tuesday, February 3, 2-3 p.m.; Thursday, February 12, 7-8 p.m.; Wednesday, February 18, 10-11 a.m.; Tuesday, February 24, 2-3 p.m.; Downtown Huntsville Library. Focus is on research for Black History Month. 256-532-5969.
  • Spotlight on African-American Authors for Children – Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30 a.m., Downtown Huntsville Library. Story times will feature picture books by African-American authors.  
  • Impact of Racial Stereotypes in America – Saturday, February 21, 2 p.m., Bessie K. Russell Library. Thought-provoking topic kicks off a new discussion group. 256-859-9050.
  • Hertha Heller Forum: “Black U.S. Army Units 1907-1909” – Sunday, February 22, 2 p.m., Downtown Huntsville Library. Bill Emerson explores the history of African Americans in the U.S. Army. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
  • Inventor Celebration Stations – Wednesday, February 25, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Downtown Huntsville Library. Learn about African-American inventors through hands-on activities, crafts, and more. For all ages. 256-532-5982.
  • African Sunset Plains Art Class – Saturday, February 28, 11 a.m., Bessie K. Russell Library. Make beautiful landscapes and animals in this family-friendly class. Register at 256-859-9050.
Monday, January 12, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, February 28, 2015 (All day)