Ad Spot

Library offers slate of observances for Black History Month

This photograph of a baptism at Big Spring in 1895 is part of "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture" digital archives, one of the features during Black History Month at Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. (CONTRIBUTED)
This photograph of a baptism at Big Spring in 1895 is part of “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture” digital archives, one of the features during Black History Month at Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. (CONTRIBUTED)

MADISON COUNTY – Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is celebrating Black History Month with programs that highlight culture and contributions.

“Basic Genealogy” at the downtown library will focus on research. Class times are Feb. 12, 7-8 p.m.; Feb. 18, 10-11 a.m.; and Feb. 24, 2-3 p.m.

Also, individuals can check out “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture” at digitalarchives.hmcpl.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16458coll16.

“Spotlight on African-American Authors for Children” on Feb. 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m. will offer story times with picture books at the downtown library. Carl Parker Jr. will be in concert on Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Showers Center Library.

“‘Don’t Judge a Book by its Color’ will feature Horace Wilson, a master trainer and speaker, on Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Madison Public Library,” communications director Ann Marie Martin said.

Triana senior citizens will share their wisdom and memories on Feb. 17 at 10:15 a.m. at Triana Public Library, 357 Record St. Lunch will be served.

At Madison Public Library, Horace Wilson will present “Synergy and the Leader Within” on Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. At Bessie K. Russell Library, a discussion group will pursue “Impact of Racial Stereotypes in America” on Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.

The downtown library will host “Hertha Heller Forum: “Black U.S. Army Units 1907-1909” on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. with Bill Emerson exploring this historical era. Friends of the Library is sponsor.

“The Voices of Hope will present a program of civil rights songs and African-American spirituals on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in the downtown library’s atrium,” Martin said. On Feb. 25, a health fair is planned for Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to noon at Oscar Mason Library.

At “Inventor Celebration Stations,” attendees will learn about African-American inventors with hands-on activities and crafts on Feb. 25 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the downtown library. On Feb. 28, families can create landscapes and animals at “African Sunset Plains Art Class” at 11 a.m. at Bessie K. Russell Library.

For more information, visit guides.hmcpl.org/blackhistorymonth.

Madison

Brooms, mops in Lions Club sale to raise funds for vision projects

Harvest

Local musicians to jam at Madison Street Festival

Madison

Trash Pandas fall 4-2, Tennessee evens series

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Athletic Hall Of Fame Accepting Nominations

Harvest

Railyard BBQ Brawl and Music Festival returns Oct. 29

Bob Jones High School

Tommy Overcash appointed to Madison Board of Education

Madison

Children vulnerable for troubled mental health, Cook says

Madison

Fast start leads Trash Pandas to 9-5 in playoff game 1 win

Harvest

Updating state’s 1901 Constitution on November ballot

James Clemens High School

Boynton champions languages with ‘A Seal of Biliteracy’

Madison

Jessica Penot to discuss ‘Haunted North Alabama’

Madison

MSF shows artistic influences at Artist Alley, Crafters Cove and Student Art Tent

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, James Clemens command National Merit totals for Alabama

Bob Jones High School

Coaches White and McGehee speak in ‘Sittin’ With the Supe’

Huntsville

Dr. Charles L. Karr named President of UAH

Madison

Trash Pandas clinch second half title with 5-2 win, playoffs start next week

Harvest

Master Gardeners set for Fall Plant Sale on Sept. 24

Madison

Senior center conducts food drive, ceramics sale

Madison

MSF doubles Children’s Area, changes shuttle stops

Madison

POLICE: Two men arrested after injuring woman in burglary attempt

Business

The Matt Curtis Real Estate website recognized with international award

Madison

Madison Visionary Partners and Opera Huntsville to present free opera program at Home Place Park

Madison Visionary Partners and Opera Huntsville to present free opera program at Home Place Park

Madison

Madison Boulevard paving scheduled for Thursday

Huntsville

Opera Huntsville to present ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’

x