The Smyrna Public Library will offer two exciting programs for children, families, and adults in celebration of Black History Month. Your local Smyrna community is hosting an exploration of Black History Month: A Celebration that was central to the overall history of Atlanta and its surrounding suburbs. Come learn about your Smyrna community through rich storytelling and listen as Atlanta’s history surrounds you.
On Saturday, February 23rd, the Smyrna library will host a storytelling program for children and families from 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM. The Cobb Cluster of the Southern Order of Storytellers, members of the Kuumba Storytellers, and the youth Tattle Tales group will be featured. Children and adults alike will share stories about notable African Americans and African dolls will be featured at the program as well.
On Sunday, February 24th from 2:00-4:00 PM, the Smyrna library will offer a special Black History Month program for adults featuring two speakers, Ms. Robin Washington Banks and Mr. Charles Black. This program, also sponsored by the Friends of the Smyrna Library, is open to the public and will offer light refreshments. Ms. Robin Washington Banks, educator and author, is the great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington and the daughter of a Tuskegee Airman. Mr. Charles Black is a professional actor on stage, screen, radio, video and television, a Special Correspondent for The Atlanta Inquirer newspaper, and a community activist.
Black History Month: A Celebration programs are free of charge and are open to the public. No reservations are necessary to attend Black History Month: A Celebration. Both programs will be held in the first floor meeting room of the Smyrna Public Library. For more information, please call the library at 770-431-2860.