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Celebrate Black History Month at your Library!

We have Black History Month stories and crafts for kids ages 2-8, on Saturday, February 25 at 2pm. Come hear stories that celebrate Black heritage, then make a craft to take home.

On Tuesday, February 21, at 5:30pm, join us for a family movie night – we’re showing Remember the Titans, based on the true story of the integration of a high school football team in 1971, and starring Denzel Washington.

Register for both of these programs at online or by phone at 705-526-4216.

Join MPL staff and members of the community for biweekly conversations based on W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz’ Do The Work: An Antiracist Activity Book. This book club will begin as soon as there’s sufficient registration, and is free for everyone; a $25 suggested donation would cover the cost of your workbook. Email Faith at [email protected] or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to register or for more information.

If you can’t join the book club, you can place a hold on some amazing items in the Library’s collection.

Rodney Diverlus’ Until We Are Free is a collection of essays and reflections on the Black Lives Matter movement in Canada. It describes the latest developments in Canadian Black activism, organizing efforts through the use of social media, Black-Indigenous alliances, and more.

Shakil Choudhury’s Deep Diversity : a Compassionate, Scientific Approach to Achieving Racial Justice is a comprehensive and approachable guide to understanding and working toward racial justice, with tools to start making a difference today.

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ memoir and letter to his teenage son, is a National Book Award Winner and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, published in 2015. It’s starkly and beautifully honest about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States.

These books, and many more memoirs, histories, and titles focused on anti-racism, are all available at your Library. Place your holds online or by phone, or use our online form to get personalized reading recommendations!

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