To Celebrate Black History Month, Leon County Hosts African American Read-In

Friday, February 7, 2020 | 

To Celebrate Black History Month, Leon County Hosts               African American Read-In 

WHO:             Leon County

WHAT:            African American Read-In

WHEN:           Sunday, February 9, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:        LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library, 200 W. Park Ave.

Celebrate Black History Month with Leon County at the African American Read-In on Sunday, February 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Leon County Main Library. This annual event promotes diversity in literature and shines a light on African American authors. The African American Read-In event is open to readers of all ages.

During the first hour, attendees will listen to readings of children’s books written by African American authors such as Kwame Alexander, Oge Mora, Brian Pinkney and many more in the children’s area. At 3 p.m. in the program room the event will feature African drum, dance and step performances from local community groups. Light refreshments will be served.

Also, throughout the month of February, all seven Leon County Public Library locations will exhibit special displays of materials to celebrate Black History Month.

For more information, please contact Mary Douglas, Library Services Coordinator at (850) 606-2665 /  or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / 



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