Black History Month at Cleveland Public Library

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Celebrate Black History Month at Cleveland Public Library. During the month of February, the Library system will host a series of educational and family fun programs and activities about the Black experience.


Music at Main: Theron Brown Group

Jazz trio The Theron Brown Trio return to Cleveland Public Library in celebration of Black History Month.

Saturday, February 3
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Main Library, Fine Arts
325 Superior Ave

The Crown: the Art of Black Hair

Don’t miss this lively and interactive discussion on natural hair and hair care with Dr. Tameka Ellington. After the discussion Dr. Ellington will host a book signing and be joined by other hair care answer any questions related to your hair care needs.

Thursdays, February 15
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr.
1962 Stokes Blvd.

Writers & Readers: Antwon Lindsey

Join us for screening the acclaimed documentary HUSH (Help Us Say Help). Stay for a book signing and an impactful panel conversation.

Shades of pink, cognac, and white are gently encouraged in support.

Friday, February 23
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing
325 Superior Ave.


Black History and Community Celebration

Learn about Black History, then join your friends and neighbors in creating a mural to celebrate.

Thursday, Thursday February 1
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Union Branch

3463 E 93rd St.

African American Artists in Cleveland – Printmaking – II

We’ll explore the rich history of African American art in Cleveland, through original works of art. These will provide inspiration as we create original prints of our own.

Tuesday, February 13
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Langston Hughes Branch

10200 Superior Ave.

Jeopardy: Black History Month Edition

Learn about different Learn fast facts about Black History (and show off your knowledge) in a game of Jeopardy.

Tuesday, February 6
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
South Brooklyn Branch

4303 Pearl Rd

Sheroes of Cleveland

Sheroes of Cleveland presents past, present and future women whose shoulders we stand on. This celebration of Black History highlights the words, arts and culture of phenomenal women.

Tuesday, February 20
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Jefferson Branch

850 Jefferson Branch

Black History Month Spotlight: Inventors & Innovators

Celebrate and spotlight the achievements and stories of Black individuals in history, arts, science, and business. Use stop-motion animation to create short biographical trailers about African American inventors and innovators. Learn how to use clay or LEGO figures to represent the historical individuals in your animations. 

Wednesday, February 7
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Fulton Branch

3545 Fulton Rd.


The Life and Legacy of Langston Hughes

Poet, playwright, and author Langston Hughes (1901-1967) and his lifelong ties to both the city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Public Library will be the focus of an exhibit at Main Library. 

Main Library, 2nd Floor
525 Superior Avenue

Large exhibit structure with multiple levels portraying the 2021 nominees

Celebrate Those Who Give Black

A permanent Cleveland Exhibition designed to tell the story of Black Philanthropy in our region by honoring the past, celebrating the present, and inspiring the future.

Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Welcome Room
525 Superior Avenue