Black History Month | Events

 

IN A SPIRIT OF CELEBRATION: PRESENTING AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY, FOLKORE AND TRADITIONS
Feb. 22. 6:30-8 p.m. Stirling Road Branch, Hollywood. Students from Hollywood Hills High School Step Team and Liberia Economic and Social Development Inc., will perform and a traditional Southern dessert will be served. Presentation and materials will be distributed in conjunction with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Free. Call 954-985-2689.

MOONLIGHT TALES: STORYTELLING UNDER THE STARS
Feb. 24. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Main Library Plaza, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. With national storytellers Donna Washington and Judith Black and musician/performer Teri Catlin. Listen to great stories and hear music under the stars. Free. Call 954-357-7443 or www.broward.org/library.

STORYTELLER TEMUJIN EKUNFEO
Feb. 25. 3 p.m. South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211 Street, Miami. With an active repertoire of 200 fables, tales and parables, Temujin’s stories range from traditional Yoruba to comedian Buddy Hackett. Performing throughout the country since 1968, Temujin shares his craft by means of audience participation and experiential “playshops” for youths and adults. Free. Call 305-233-8140.

CARIBBEAN STORIES, SONGS AND RHYTHMS

Feb. 21. 3 p.m. Homestead Branch, 700 North Homestead Blvd., Miami. Hear tales from the plantation during this interactive session of Caribbean stories, songs and rhythms with Norma Darby of the Jamaican Folk Revue. Free. Call 305-246-0168.

MEET GEOFFREY PHILP
Feb. 25. 10 a.m. Opa Locks Branch, 780 Fisherman Street, Miami. Meet Geoffrey Philp, author of Benjamin, My Son, and other works, and hear how his Caribbean roots inspire him to write novels for children. Free. Call 305-388-1134.

COLOR ALL AROUND
Continues through March 31. Main Library Auditorium, 101 West Flager Street, Miami. Exhibit features 42 original cut-paper collages from picture books illustrated by artist Adjoa J. Burrowes. Her colorful illustrations pop with exuberant cut-paper figures, organic shapes, and angular forms.

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