Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to learn about the many important contributions of Black Canadians to the settlement, growth, and development of Canada—and to celebrate the achievements of black peoples everywhere.

Check out our featured staff picks by and about notable Black Canadians and African Americans and our special program offerings in honour of Black History Month.

Tales by Midnight - A Family Event
Sat Feb 2 | 10.30-11am
A West African drum-along family storytime to celebrate Black History Month presented by storyteller Babarinde William. Arrive early on day of program to register in person. Alton

Black History Special Screening: Show Girls
Tue Feb 5 | 2-4pm
A National Film Board documentary that chronicles Montreal's swinging Black jazz scene from the 1920s to the 1960s. Central

My Worldview as a Sixth Generation Descendant of Slaves
Thu Feb 7 | 7-8.30pm
Actor & educator Rob Green uses song and oration to share insights and stories about his family history. Register. In partnership with Halton Black History Awareness Society. Tansley Woods

Black History Special Screening: The Road Taken
Tue Feb 12 | 2-3pm | Central

Throwback Thursday Film Series presents Lady Sings the Blues
Thu Feb 14 | 2-4.30pm
Free. (1972; R) Central

Historic African-Canadian Legends
Tue Feb 26 | 7-8pm
Hear the fascinating stories of five brilliant innovators and entrepreneurs in this special presentation featuring Juno-nominated blues singer Diana Braithwaite and jazz musician Chris Whiteley. Register. Presented in partnership with the Ontario Black History Society. Central

Black History Month events at the Library

Featured Staff Picks - Fiction

Featured Staff Picks - Non-Fiction