Black History Month 2023 at the Library District

Annually in February, Black History Month celebrates the diverse voices, histories, perspectives, and experiences of the Black community, and honors its rich culture and significant contributions to every aspect of American life. 

To commemorate Black History Month, the Library District offers a variety of FREE events and programs for kids, teens, and adults. From live concerts and dance performances, to author visits, art exhibits, and craft classes, we have something for everyone at our 25 unique branches throughout the month.

In addition to in-person events at library branches, we have compiled a selection of acclaimed booksmusic, and movies that you can check out, download, or stream. You will also find educational and entertaining online resources that you can browse 24/7 with your FREE library card!

Don't have a library card yet? No problem! You can #GetCarded on our website for instant access to a world of discovery that will help you commemorate Black History Month all year long. 

Featured Events:

Kemet in the Desert 2023
Friday, February 17 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 18 at 7 p.m.
West Las Vegas Library   

Black Swan Radio Hour: Vegas City Opera
Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Summerlin Library
Saturday, February 18 at 3 p.m.
West Charleston Library    

Reigning Ladies
Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m.
Summerlin Library          

Contemporary West Dance Theatre
Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.
West Las Vegas Library

Featured Gallery Exhibits:

View the #VirtuallyAnywhere Gallery Tour of Inspiration From Hayes

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Streaming Video from Kanopy:

Downloadable Content from Hoopla & Libby:

Staff Recommendations:

Books That Celebrate Black Excellence

Celebrate notable African Americans who have changed the culture and politics of the United States through these memoirs, essays & biographies.

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YA Reads by Black Authors You Shouldn't Miss!

Excellent stories that will have you hanging on by the end of your seat! (Most titles are available in print, e-book, and e-audio formats).

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Celebrate Black Artists with Youth

In this PBS Kids article, Dr. Aisha White shares how Black art can spark conversations with children that foster an appreciation for art and teach history. Supplement your learning with this set of books celebrating Black artists. 

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Storytime Starring Black Characters

Make it a goal to read more books starring Black characters to the young people in your life. This list is a great place to start, as are Black-owned bookstores like Eyeseeme in Missouri and organizations like The Brown Bookcase.

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