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African Cowrie Shell and Bead Necklace

Create your very own Afrocentric necklace during this Black History Month craft event. Materials provided. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. All ages.

Tuesday, February 12, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Lemon City Branch

Black History Month Celebration

Join us for stories, crafts, and activities that celebrate Black History Month. Best for ages 4‑8 years.

Tuesday, February 19, 5:00 p.m.
Golden Glades Branch

Black History Month Puppet Theater

Join us for a puppet show that celebrates African folk tales and is sure to delight children of all ages!

Thursday, February 28, 6:30 p.m.
West Dade Regional

Black History Month Storytime & Craft

Celebrate Black History Month with stories and a special craft. All ages.

Saturdays, February 2 ‑ 23, 3:00 p.m.
Arcola Lakes Branch

Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Storytime

Move your feet and rap to the beat of some of your favorite stories. Join us for book rap battles and other fun activities to celebrate Black History Month. All ages.

Tuesday, February 19, 10:30 a.m.
Edison Branch

Mini Dream Quilts

Create a mini quilt using fabrics and mixed media inspired by the works of folk artist Faith Ringgold. All materials provided. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Ages 5 years and up.

Saturday, February 23, 11:30 a.m.
Naranja Branch

Saturday, February 23, 3:30  p.m.
International Mall Branch

MDPLS Author Series with Edwidge Danticat

Meet renowned author Edwidge Danticat as she presents her latest book, My Mommy Medicine, at the library. The picture book about the comfort and love only a mother can offer when her child isn’t feeling well is illustrated by Shannon Wright.

Best for ages 3 years and up. Danticat will be signing copies of her book, which will be available for sale.

Tuesday, February 26, 10 a.m.
Lemon City Branch


Black History Trivia

Take the challenge and test your knowledge of all things Black History this month. Flex your brain power and remember the answers are all around you at the library. Ages 12‑18 years.

Thursday, February 28, 4 p.m.
Edison Center Branch

Kehinde Wiley Inspired Portraits

Draw and paint a portrait in the highly naturalistic style of African American portrait painter Kehinde Wiley. Materials and images will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring an 8x10 black and white image of a famous African American they would like to honor. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 8-15 years.

Saturday, February 23, 11 am. ‑ 1 p.m.
Fairlawn Branch

Monday, February 25, 4 p.m.
Main Library

Out Loud! Black History Month

Attention teens! Share your favorite poetry, prose or song lyrics written by renown African Americans and earn community service hours. Ages 13 years and up.

Tuesday, February 12, 6 p.m.
Golden Glades Branch

Monday, February 25, 5 p.m.
Coral Reef Branch


South African American Traditions: Miniature Quilting

Embrace the South African American tradition of hand quilting by creating a miniature quilt using an appliqué technique to add an African symbol to help reflect upon your own soulfulness! All materials provided.

Saturday, February 9 , 11 a.m. ‑ 2 p.m.
Lemon City Branch

Saturday, February 16, 1:30 ‑ 4:30 p.m.
Northeast Dade – Aventura Branch

Saturday, February 23, 2 ‑ 5 p.m.
Coral Gables Branch

MDPLS Author Series with Marvin Dunn

Join local author Dr. Marvin Dunn for a lively discussion based on his book, A History of Florida: Through Black Eyes. The presentation will include a viewing of rare photographs reflecting the black experience in Florida from the time of the conquistadors to the modern civil rights movement with special attention to anti‑black violence in Florida.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Saturday, February 23, 1 ‑ 3 p.m.
Pinecrest Branch

Monday, February 25, 6 ‑ 8 p.m.
South Dade Regional

All Ages

Afro Soca Dance

Celebrate Black History Month with the rhythm of the Caribbean! Certified Zumba instructor Wynter Jewels will teach you the grooviest Afro Soca dance moves, as seen at Carnival. Bring the entire family to this fun all‑ages event.

Monday, February 4, 6:30 p.m.
Kendale Lakes Branch

Wednesday, February 6, 5:30 p.m.
North Dade Regional

Saturday, February 16, 3 p.m.
Miami Lakes Branch

Saturday, February 23, 2 p.m.
North Shore Branch

West African Dance Workshop

Learn about the history of West African drum and dance culture with Narsha Cummings during this special class suitable for all skill levels.

Tuesday, February 12, 5 p.m.
Coral Reef Branch

Saturday, February 23, 2 p.m.
Arcola Lakes Branch

Film Screenings

Enjoy a special movie screening showcasing prominent African American actors and themes in celebration of Black History Month.