Black History Month 2024 Celebration at the Library District

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

To commemorate the month-long celebration, 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.

Below, we’ve 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 our many programs and resources that will help you continue to discover the vast contributions of Black Americans all year long.

Featured Events:

The Original, The Remix, & The Evolution: A Journey Through Hip Hop
Thursday, February 1 at 6 p.m.
West Charleston Library   

Kemet in the Desert Lecture Series
Friday, February 9 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 10 at 7 p.m.
West Las Vegas Library

Pete Taylor - Conversations with a Cowboy
Thursday, February 15 at 4 p.m.
Windmill Library        

Celebrating Black History Through Music
Friday, February 16 at 7 p.m.
West Charleston Library

Soulful Blues Music with Dennis Jones Band
Friday, February 16 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 17 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 18 at 3 p.m.
Multiple Locations     

Alyssa Harris Live in Concert -- A Tribute to the Music of Motown & Stax
Sunday, February 25 at 3 p.m.
Summerlin Library

Featured Gallery Exhibits:

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Streaming Documentaries & Films on Kanopy:

Downloadable Content from Hoopla & Libby:

Staff Recommendations:

Hidden History: A Guide to Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, this list contains some of the most important literary and historical contributions from people of African descent from the continent and the diaspora.

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Historical Children's Books to Celebrate Black History Month


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YA Reads by Black Authors You Shouldn't Miss!

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

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Must-See Black Cinema

Check out these critically acclaimed Black cinema classics from our collection (streaming is available too).

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Contemporary Black Authors You Should Know

Read some of the best fiction and nonfiction by contemporary Black authors, including books in every genre from literary fiction to personal memoirs from Penguin Random House. Also available in downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks.

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