Black History Month at NYPL: Events

Black History Month

Join The New York Public Library during Black History Month for events and programs including live author talks and panels, book discussions, trivia, STEAM activities for kids, and more. Explore events and programs below or filter by audience: adults, kids, and teens

 

Explore Upcoming Black History Month Events

View the full calendar of Black History Month events and programs.

 

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Little Movers Storytime

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 11 - 11:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. Read More ›

Storytime (In-Person)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 11 - 11:30 AM
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Little Movers Storytime

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 12 - 12:30 PM
Join Clason's Point library staff for stories, songs, and rhymes. Get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Read More ›
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Book Discussion: Open Book Hour - Black History Month

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 12 - 1 PM
Join George Bruce staff to discuss new and noteworthy books, swap recommendations, and more. All formats are welcome, including e-books and audio books. Read More ›

Artists Studios Community Series

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 2:30 - 4:30 PM
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Families Create and Learn

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 3 - 4 PM
Join library staff for an afternoon of enjoyable enrichment and exploration with educational themed board games. Extend your child’s learning through play! Read More ›

Meet the Collections: Black History Month

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 3 - 3:30 PM
Join the Harry Belafonte- 115th Library staff and discover books written by African- American authors during Black History Month. Read More ›

PreK Storytime: Stories, Music, & Art

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 4 - 5 PM
Join us for a live, in-person caregiver and toddler/PreK program featuring live music, rhymes, and favorite stories read aloud as we have fun developing early literacy skills. Ideal for caregivers with children ages 0-4. Read More ›

Meet the Collections: Black History Month

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 4 - 5 PM
Join Mosholu Library and discover books written by African- American authors during Black History Month. Read More ›
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AND THE CATEGORY IS... Inside New York’s Vogue, House, And Ballroom Community - A conversation and book signing with author Ricky Tucker and NYPL's Dr. Jason Baumann

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 6:30 - 8 PM
This is a conversation and book signing with author and culture critic Ricky Tucker and NYPL's Dr. Jason Baumann. This event is in-person at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, 7th floor Event Center. Read More ›
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Lapsit/Little Movers Storytime

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
This event will take place in person. Join us for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children.Read More ›

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 10:30 - 11 AM

African-American Film Series

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 12 - 2 PM

Meet the Collections: Black History Month

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 1 - 1:30 PM
Join the Harry Belafonte- 115th Library staff and discover books written by African- American authors during Black History Month. Read More ›

Kids STEAM

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 3 - 4:30 PM
Join staff from the Pelham Bay Library for an exciting, hands-on STEAM program developed or influenced by a famous Hispanic or Latinx Innovator!Read More ›

BHM: Short Film Festival and Discussion

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 3 - 4:30 PM
Join Francis Martin Library for a Black History Short Film Festival. This film festival will be focusing on the themes of Reputation and Mental Health. Read More ›

Teen Book Discussion: Love for Black YA Authors

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 3:30 - 5 PM

STEAM Hour

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Storytime (In-Person)

Friday, February 10, 2023, 11 - 11:30 AM

Little Movers Storytime: It's Black History Month!

Friday, February 10, 2023, 11 - 11:30 AM

African American History Trivia

Friday, February 10, 2023, 1 - 2 PM

Teen Unwind: Teen Book Tasting

Friday, February 10, 2023, 3 - 4 PM

Movie Day and PJ

Friday, February 10, 2023, 3 - 5 PM

Teen Art Hour: Zine Making

Friday, February 10, 2023, 3:30 - 4:30 PM