Check out our slate of events celebrating Black History Month!
Black History Month: Listening Fridays
Fridays, February 11 - 25, 10 am - 2 pm
Location: Point Reyes Library
Come and celebrate Black History Month with your ears! Join us to appreciate the genius of Black musicians in creating and advancing the soundscape of music. Bring your favorite vinyl, other music media, or just some favorite song requests to share with others while enjoying music by Black artists throughout the decades!
Food for the Soul: Memories, Music, and Magazines
Friday, February 11, 1:30 - 3 pm and 5 - 6:30 pm
Location: MC Arts and Culture at 100 Donahue St, Suite 190B
Transport yourself into a musical journey of the top Classics of the Day and Black journalism as written about in the classic Jet and Ebony magazines, circa 1950’s—90’s. Food served by local chefs. For info call: (844) 862-2787.
Food for the Soul: Louis Armstrong House Museum Virtual Experience
Saturday, February 12, 3 - 4 pm
Explore the lives of Louis and Lucille Armstrong through a virtual tour of their home in Corona, Queens. Hear stories of Louis’s travels abroad, and the global influence his music and career had on the world. By utilizing our vast collection of archival material, we highlight Louis’s reel-to-reel tapes, photos, scrapbooks, collages, letters, manuscripts, and more. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Marin County Free Library. For adults and school age children.
Food for the Soul: Hidden Figures
Tuesday, February 15, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Marin City Library
Brought to you by the Friends of the Marin City Library. Please join us for a screening of this Oscar-nominated film. More than half a century ago, three brilliant African-American women conquered racism and sexism to launch the United States into space. This movie tells the story of these three mathematically and technologically gifted women.
Food for the Soul: Blacks in the Military -- A Personal Perspective
Wednesday, February 16, 7 - 8 pm
Glenn Ross, Gulf War veteran and president of The Marin County United Veterans, will discuss his service in the military, Army reserves, and the many years he's dedicated to serving and promoting the needs of veterans in Petaluma and now, Marin. Mr. Ross comes from a family of veterans and is an advocate for the rights of Black service men and women.
Food for the Soul: The Black Kids with author, Christina Hammonds Reed
Wednesday, February 23, 7 - 8 pm
Join us for a reading and no-holds-barred chat with Christina Hammonds Reed, author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Black Kids, a fresh, lyrical take on one of the defining moments of race in America. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Marin County Free Library. For teens and up.