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Free! This school vacation week at WPL School Branches and WPL: CRAFTS, COOKING, MUSIC, POETRY TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

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Unsung Heroes – PAINTINGS OF African American soldiers throughout American history. STILL ON EXHIBIT at the Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square. CHECK OUT THIS ONE (above) AND the MANY OTHERS during school break! 

At the Worcester Public Library School BRANCHES … and the Main Library at Salem Square and the Greendale branch 

Free and Open to ALL!

Goddard School Branch Library

Tuesdays, February 17, 24

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Black History Month Film Festival

From classic fairy tales to comedic sports to inspiring stories, celebrate the African American experience through a weekly movie night! Call library for titles. Refreshments served.

All ages.

Wednesday, February 18

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

People Could Fly – A celebraton of African American History.

Act out traditional African stories and songs with costumes and instruments with Mary Jo Maichack. “A surprising mix of laughter with powerful images enables all ages to connect to her love of this genre.”

Friday, February 27 (after vaca)

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

A Fascinatng Rhythm- Afro-Latin Drums, Dance & Culture. Join award-winning teaching artst Cornell “Sugarfoot,” Coley as he “edu-tains” audiences of all ages. Dance, sing and jam during this engaging performance!

All ages.

Roosevelt School Branch Library

Wednesdays, February 18, 25

4:30 – 6:30

Black History Month Film Festival

From classic fairy tales to comedic sports to inspiring stories, celebrate the African American experience through a weekly movie night! Call library for titles. Refreshments served.

All ages.

Friday, February 20

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Soul Food Celebraton!

Feast on Southern-style cookin’! Kids and parents are the cooks as we bake sweet potato biscuits served with honey and jam, and mix up a batch of fresh lemonade to wash it all down.

Registration required.

All ages.

DATE AND TIME TBD – Rhythm & Roots for Kids

Explore the rhythmic roots of blues music with Cooked Goose Productons! This interactve event follows blues music from its African incepton through the ’20s and ’30s .

All ages.

Celebrate African American Heritage with us throughout February 2015!

Tatnuck School Branch Library

Mondays, February 16, 23

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Black History Month Film Festival

From classic fairy tales to comedic sports to inspiring stories, celebrate the African American experience through a weekly movie night! Call library for titles. Refreshments served.

All ages.

Saturday, February 21

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Black History Month Crafts

Celebrate African heritage as we create traditional African shields! Used in an initiation rite in tribes from Kenya and beyond, these beautiful shields are an introduction into the amazing culture of all African peoples. Ages 5 and up with a caregiver.

For more informaton visit our Events Calendar at worcpublib.org

… or call 508-799-8330 for the Goddard Branch

508-799-8327 for the Roosevelt Branch

508-799-8329 for the Tatnuck Branch.

Free and open to ALL!

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At the Worcester Public Library Main Branch 

3 Salem Square, Worcester

In the Children’s Room:

Friday, February 20

2 p.m.

POETRY AND PIZZA!!

Ages 12 and under.

Explore the rich tradition of African American poetry. Listen to favorite poems – or recite your own!

AFRICAN DRUMMING AND DANCING!

For all ages!

In the Saxe Room!

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Featuring Edward Oluokun, local artist and musician originally from Nigeria. So talented African percussionist with his own local ensemble and dancers!

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Frances Perkins (Greendale) Branch

West Boylston Street

A Celebration of African American History

Wed., Feb. 18

3 p.m.

Act out traditional African stories and songs with costumes and instruments!!