The display also highlights Donzaleigh Abernathy, goddaughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and keynote speaker at the City’s 2023 MLK Celebration & Peace March. The Library also has special book displays throughout February. Patrons can also enjoy the following special programs:
• February 9 at 2 p.m. - . Read-a-long with Ms. Ann May highlighting the New York Times Bestselling book “Sulwe” by Lupita Nyong’o and Illustrated by Vashti Harrison. Each child participating in the Virtual Read-along on Facebook will get their own copy to read with Ms. Ann.
• All Month Long - An activity kit featuring the book “Mae Among the Stars” about African American astronaut Mae Jemison. The kit will be available the first week of February and will contain fun and educational activities related to black history month and space.
• February 27 at 6:30 p.m. - A program with an internationally known and award-winning storyteller, spoken word recording artist, and author Donna Washington. A highly animated performer, she has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face, and deep characterizations that bring folklore, literary tales, and personal narratives to life for over thirty years.