Library Resources Celebrating Black History Month
The Cincinnati Hamilton County Library has a number of resources and events Celebrating Black History.
The Forest Park Branch Library is hosting two events in partnership with the Cincinnati Art Museum. There is a February 15th event for youth and a February 26th event for adults. Attendees will explore works by Black artists and create some art of your own. No experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided. Registration is free but encouraged. There is waitlist available if registration fills.
A Black Playwright Meet & Greet Event is being held at the Reading Branch Library, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on February 19th. The event is for Black playwrights and aspiring playwrights to gather with like-minded creatives to get connected and share resources and best practices. If you’ve written a play or screenplay, have had a play performed or anything in between and want to grow in the industry, this event is for you! More information is available on their website.
The West End Branch Library will host photographer Melvin Grier Saturday February 10th, from 10 AM to 1 PM. The event will have Genealogy and Local History staff onsite to help attendees research family history and scan family photos. Melvin Grier will discuss his memories of the old West End at 11 AM. More information is available on their website.
The Cincinnati Hamilton County Library also has a digital library of Cincinnati Newspapers from the 1800s. These papers include a column featuring news and social events from the city’s Black community. The newspapers are available in the library’s digital library online, and include archives of the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Cincinnati Times-Star.