Fort Smith Public Library Celebrates Black History Month

Jan 18, 2023 | News & Events

The Fort Smith Public Library celebrates Black History Month during the month of February

The Fort Smith Public Library will offer a variety of programs celebrating Black History Month during February.  A Black History Film Festival offering matinee films featuring black actors or directors will be shown at 2 PM at the Main Library each Friday in February.  The schedule includes: Feb. 3: The Learning Tree (1969, PG), Feb. 10: Love Jones (1997, R), Feb. 17 Harriet (2019, PG-13), and Feb. 24: Nothing But A Man (1964, NR).

An African American Read-In featuring books, and excerpts from books, written by African American authors will be held at the Windsor Drive Branch on Monday, February 6, from 3:30 – 5 PM.

A Black History Month Celebration will be held on Saturday, February 18, from 11 AM – 1:30 PM at the Miller Branch Library.  The program will include educational crafts for children and a presentation by Patricia Porter, a missionary to Africa for over 40 years.

The month long celebration will conclude on Saturday, February 25, at 2 PM at the Main Library with the annual Black Heritage Celebration; featuringe magician Tommy Terrific’s educational magic show about the African-American scientist and inventor, George Washington Carver.  For more information on these and other events and library hours/locations, checkout the library’s website

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