Celebrate Black History Month with Your Library!

 February is Black History Month. Join Chandler Public Library for events that help commemorate the achievements of African Americans.

Get up, get out and play during Kids Day at the Downtown Chandler Farmers Market! The first Saturday of every month, children of all ages are invited to a special storytime hosted by the library, and in February we’ll be joined by Chandler's very own Miss Juneteenth for a special Black History Month storytime.
Stories @ the Market 
Saturday, Feb. 3, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Chandler Farmer's Market, Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West

Basha teens are invited to collaborate on an art project in our Grizzly Cave to honor Black History Month. Supplies are provided but limited.
Celebrate Black History Month
Monday, Feb. 5, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Basha Library

Younger kids can join us at Family Fun Night for stories, songs, interactive play and a craft! This month’s session celebrates Black History Month with a fun and educational storytime.
Family Fun Night
Monday, Feb. 12, 5 – 6 p.m.
Basha Library

Teens, join us for popcorn in Grizzly Cave as we watch Hidden Figures. This movie tells the story of a group of African-American female mathematicians who played a key role in one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.
Teen Movie Matinee: Hidden Figures
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2:15 – 4 p.m.
Basha Library

Get inspired by the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, who mixed graffiti style artwork with abstract expressionism to create bold and imaginative self-portraits. Adults and teens can join us in the Makery to create their own self-portraits. No registration, but supplies are limited.
Self Portraits Inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Monday, Feb. 26, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Library

Learn more about Black History Month and the stories of African Americans. Check out our African-American Authors booklist, with recent and classic titles by and about African Americans. Or you can get more local with the City of Chandler’s series of interviews with Chandler’s Historic Black Families, on the city’s Black History Month page.