Madison Public Library is celebrating Black History Month with events and displays to honor the contributions of African Americans, past and present.
Libraries across Madison will feature book discussions on topics of race, settling in Wisconsin, traveling home, and loving oneself in the months of February and March.
In partnership with Wisconsin Book Festival, authors like Muriel Simms, Mitchell Jackson, and Tiana Clark will present their books and answer questions. Black History Month Cinema will also screening several films in this celebration, at Hawthorne Library and Goodman South Madison Library, including BlacKKKlansman, Selma, and I Am Not Your Negro.
In addition, Rodney Lambright II is The Bubbler’s Central Library Artist-in-Residence for the entire month of February. Rodney is an illustrator, animator, and writer whose main focus is on storytelling. He will be holding Open Studios on February 12, 16 and 26 where artists are able to get advice on their work and gain skills in telling their personal stories in comic or animated mediums.
See the full list of upcoming events at: madisonpubliclibrary.org/special-series/black-history-month