New Orleans Public Libraries celebrate Black History Month

Chasity Pugh

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With Black History Month in full swing, New Orleans Public Libraries are celebrating the month with a host of events throughout February.

The schedule of events honor black culture through the arts, from dancing and acting competitions to writing workshops and literature. There are events for children, teens and adults.

The events began on Feb. 3 at Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center with Black History Storytime, a reading series for children that showcases picture books that present African American achievements and a craft activity following for children age three to seven-years-old.

Upcoming events include Gullah Folklore and Dance Demonstrations, Paul Robeson Student Acting Competition workshops and a Black History Month/Big Easy Scholar discussion about African American art and tradition in New Orleans and the American South.

A complete list of events can be found on the New Orleans Public Library website.