Black History Month: How Black History and Art Can Inspire the Future

Welcome to February! February is Black History Month. The idea of Black History Month came about in 1926 when Carter G. Woodson made it a point to designate a specific time for people to learn more about Black history and celebrate that [...]

2024-02-05T09:17:51-05:00February 6th, 2024|Children|

Documentaries for Teens: White Scripts and Black Superman

Hello everyone! My name is Ms. Kate and welcome to my series “Documentaries for Teens,” where I review documentaries for, well, teens!  In honor of Black History Month in February, I watched the documentary “White Scripts and Black Superman,” which focuses on [...]

2023-02-14T10:59:58-05:00February 14th, 2023|Teen|

Garrett Morgan and the Three Way Traffic Signal STEAM Activity: Three Way Traffic Light Made out of Puffy Paint

Garrett Morgan was an African American inventor known for inventing the three way traffic signal.  He was born on March 4, 1877 in Paris, Kentucky.  He always enjoyed experimenting with new ideas.  One day while driving through Cleveland, he saw a car collide [...]

2021-08-12T13:42:31-04:00February 3rd, 2021|Children|

CCPL Welcomes Carole Boston Weatherford

Join us for another Library After Hours event! Meet a three-time Caldecott Honor author and a multi-talented illustrator and spoken word artist all in one presentation. Carole B. Weatherford will deliver a lively presentation tracing rap's roots in African-American oral traditions and Jeffery [...]

2021-08-12T13:44:53-04:00February 1st, 2021|Adult, Children, Teen|
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