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Black History Month Programs

The 5th Annual Black History Month Film Festival returns this year. 


Avid African American Film Historian Lonnie Braxton will be screening films every Friday in February, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  The schedule of the films follows:  

February 7, Midnight Ramble

February 14, Stormy Weather

February 21, Intruder in the Dust

February 28, The Butler. 


There will be a free lecture on Connecticut African American Soldiers by David Koch, Assistant Professor of History at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Saturday, February 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  


The library will be hosting a book discussion of recent Oprah Book Club pick, The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd on Tuesday, February 25 at 2pm.  Copies of the book will be available for check out at the Circulation Desk.


For Children, the Library will be showing the movie Ruby Bridges on Wednesday, February 12, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. 


There will also be a children’s discussion of the book “Trouble Don’t Last” by Shelley Pearsall on Thursday, February 27, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  The story of an 11-year old escaped slave and his journey north on the Underground Railroad. Copies of the book will be available for checkout with a valid library card. This book is recommended for children age 8-12.