At the library in February

Published: Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6:37 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month with February library events. For a complete schedule of events, visit

Cone Park Branch

(2841-A E University Ave., Gainesville; 334-0720)

■ Black Classic Movies: Watch a series of classic '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s black movies, all ages, noon Feb. 24.

■ Learning History through African Dance: African dance instructor Noni Jones will teach children traditional African dance moves, words and history, ages 5-11, 3 p.m. Tuesday

■ Everything Zora: Learn about “Their Eyes Were Watching God” and fun facts about its author Zora Neale Hurston; taste some of Hurston's favorite foods, teens, 2 p.m. Saturday.


(401 E University Ave., Gainesville; 334-3900)

■ An Evening With Nikki Grimes: Join Grimes — a Coretta Scott King and NCTE award winner, and New York Times bestselling author — for an evening of discussion and poetry, all ages, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

■ Black History Outside the Book: An Afternoon of Music & Dance features some of the most talented and diverse performers in the community, all ages, 1-5 p.m. Feb. 23.

High Springs Branch

(135 NW First Ave., High Springs; 386-454-2515)

■ Black History in Film: Enjoy movies, popcorn and lemonade courtesy of the High Springs Friends of the Library, teens and adults, 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 27.

Library Partnership

(1130 NE 16th Ave., Gainesville; 334-0165)

■ Celebrating Black History Challenge: Do you know why February was chosen for Black History Month? What lawyer won Brown v. Board of Education? Test your history knowledge with games and activities. Enjoy dessert and drink, teens, 4 p.m. Tuesday.

■ Celebrating Black History Month Movie: Watch a movie, relax and spend quality time with your family. Refreshments available, all ages, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Micanopy Branch

(706 NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy; 466-3122)

■ Preschool Storytime: Stories will highlight Black authors and artists, ages 1-5, 11:30 a.m., Wednesday and Feb. 26.

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