In the Libraries: Black History Month at George Bruce and New York Public Libraries

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Libraries throughout New York City are celebrating Black History Month with events that include looking at Black representation in anime, exploring the art of the Harlem Renaissance, discussing works by Black authors, and more. George Bruce Library on 125th Street will host a display of William Kitt’s art, hold book discussions, provide opportunities to learn to crochet, and more. 

NYPL will resume in-person programming on February 14, until then libraries are still open for browsing, seating, computer and laptop access, and general use. Masks are still required.   

Upcoming Events
  • Visit William Kitt’s Jesus in Harlem display through March 11. Kitt, who grew up only a few blocks from George Bruce Library, is a self-taught artist who works in pastels. The 18 pieces in this display include many that show scenes around Harlem.
  • Live online story time for children ages 3-5, accompanied by their caretakers, will be held on February 8, February 15, and February 22 at 12:30PM
  • This month’s Open Book Hour for adults is on February 9 at 12PM. Join your fellow readers to discuss noteworthy books, swap recommendations, and more.
  • Learn basic crochet techniques or practice your skills with company at the Crochet & Chat hours on February 9 and February 23 at 2PM.
  • On February 14 at 4PM, teens 13-18 can learn about The Art of Beatboxing, considered by many to be the first instrument ever used by humans.
  • Join the Teen Advisory Group on February 15 at 4PM to help guide George Bruce Library staff as they choose books to recommend and plan programming for teenagers.
  • Teens ages 13-18 can discuss whatever they’re currently reading at the Open Book Hour on February 22 at 4PM

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