National African American History Month, more commonly known as Black History Month, is an annual celebration held during the month of February that highlights the achievements of African Americans and their role in the history of the United States. This event originally was held only for one week in February and was started in 1925 by Carter Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. In 1976, the event was expanded to the whole month of February and since then every President of the United States has issued an African American History Month proclamation.
The Springdale Public Library is participating in Black History Month in February. The Library provides resources that document the history of African Americans as well as highlight prominent African American authors, figures, and more! The Library will provide two special programs, as part of the month long celebration of Black History Month.
For more information on Black History Month and the resources and programs provided by the Springdale Public Library, visit the Springdale Public Library in person or email us at email@example.com.
Nominated for an Academy Award, this documentary includes the reflections by Civil Rights activist and barber James Armstrong on the early years of the Civil Rights movement and the associated struggles. The run time is 26 minutes and is suitable for grades 6 through adult.
AFRIQUE AYA is a group of dancers and drummers dedicated to enjoying and sharing the music and culture of West Africa. Inspired by rhythms and rituals from Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), AFRIQUE AYA celebrates the synergy of nature, spirit, movement, and percussion.
Stop by the Library Gallery to check out a new local artist or group of artists every month! For more information about the Art in the Park program, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reception: December 8
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Reception: January 12
Reception: February 9
Learn to crochet a holiday-themed craft. Supplies and snacks will be provided! Registration is required.
Learn to make a mesh deco wreath. It's fun, it's fast, and you're going to love this craft. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Registration is required.
Learn about some of the best apps available for Apple and Android devices. Bring your own device!
Thanks to a generous donation from the Cox Foundation, the Springdale Public Library is excited to offer a series of technology programs for the public. These classes are free. For more information about Get Connected or Library technology, please call 479-750-8180 or email email@example.com.
Learn how to check out books, audiobooks, magazines and music on your computer, tablet, ereader or smart phone using Library apps. Join us to talk about Library2Go, Freegal, OneClickDigital and Zinio. Bring your own device!
Calling all writers! The Fiction Forge wants you! This ongoing writers' workshop for adults is led by Brad Carter, Library Information Assistant and published author.
Thursday, December 4 & 18
February 5 & 19
The Shiloh Room
The Avid Readers Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month, 12 noon to 1:00 pm. The group reads a variety of popular and award winning fiction. Bring a sack lunch; the Library will provide drinks and dessert! For more information, call 479-750-8180 or email Anne Gresham at firstname.lastname@example.org
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
by Denise Kiernan
Last updated January 24, 2015