Celebrate Black History Month
Events at our Libraries:
Freedom Readers: A Special Black History Month Storytime with Sydney Harrison
Thurs | Feb 8 | 10:30am - 11:00am
Join special guest presenter Sydney Harrison for stories, songs, and a special activity to celebrate Black History Month.
Celebrating Mesa Veterans of Color
Sat | Feb 10 | 10:30am - 11:30am
Listen to the stories of Veterans of the Washington-Escobedo Community who fought in WWII. Browse exhibits showcasing the uniforms of soldiers in WWI, WWII, and the Buffalo War. See their metals of honor and hear about the experiences of Mesa-area residents in the military.
Segregation and Determination: Films about Veterans of Color
Sat | Feb 10 | 12pm - 1:00pm
See a variety of short videos and documentaries about Veterans of Color.
Freedom Readers: A Special Black History Month Storytime with Rod Golden
Thurs | Feb 15 | 10:30am - 11:00am
Join special guest presenter Rod Golden from Mesa Community College for stories, songs, and a special craft to celebrate Black History Month.
From our Collection:
Hoopla offers video, music, books, comics, and audiobooks to download or stream to your Internet enabled device.
Check out their list of titles to read for Black History Month for Adults.
They also have a wonderful list of titles for children to celebrate and learn about Black History Month.
The Greater Phoeinx Digital Library, powered by Overdrive, combines the resources of 8 public libraries in Central Arizona to bring you downloadable books, audiobooks, and video.
Their list of 8 Books to Read for Black History Month and Beyond has some worthwhile titles.
Explore your own history:
Ancestry Library (in-library use only; all locations)
Genealogy research. Find your family in a variety of records, including census, birth, marriage, & death.
Connect with your past and discover your family's history with this genealogy collection from the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Genealogy research from historical records.
Interested in learning more? Our eResources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at mesalibrary.org.