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Black History Month at the Ottawa Public Library


Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. This year, the Ottawa Public Library invites you to enjoy various free events for people of all ages to discover more about the legacy and diverse cultures of Black Canadians through programs related to genealogy, local history, storytelling, the performing arts and literature. Events will include musicians, dancers, poets, storytellers, documentary screenings, panel discussions, and family storytimes. Offered in partnership with MASC, Workers' History Museum and Black History Ottawa.

The Barbers: an Ottawa Family History
Main branch
Thursday, February 1, 2018
7 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month with King Masa-Senekela
Sunnyside branch
Monday, February, 5, 2018
11 a.m.

Stories from the Black Diaspora
Nepean Centrepointe branch
Sunday, February 11, 2018
2 p.m.

Le Mois de l'histoire des Noirs avec Masabo et Fana Soro : Célébrons l'Afrique!
Succursale St-Laurent
Le jeudi 15 février, 2018
3 p.m.

Black History Month Celebrates: The Village - A storytelling and Poetry Experience!
Main branch
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6 p.m.

Black History Month Documentary Screening
Greenboro branch
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:30 p.m.

In addition to these programs, be sure to visit one of our branches to check out a few of our recommended Black History Month Reads in English and French!