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February is Black History Month

Join the Miami‑Dade Public Library System in celebrating Black history all month long – and beyond – with recommended book titles, programs, storytelling events, film screenings and incredible stories.

Experience and learn Black history and culture through interactive stories, songs and dances for all ages! Presented by the Miami-Dade Public Library System Story Troupe and other special guests. For more information, please contact the participating library locations below.

Westchester Regional
Saturday, February 3, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Coral Gables Branch
Monday, February 5, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Naranja Branch
Saturday, February 10, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Culmer/Overtown Branch
Tuesday, February 13, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Arcola Lakes Branch
Saturday, February 24, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Who Am I? - Video Series

Who Am I? - Oscar Micheaux
Who was Oscar Micheaux? He was a homesteader, an author, the first major African American feature filmmaker and more.

Who Am I? - Zora Neale Hurston
Who was Zora Neale Hurston? She was Barnard College’s first Black graduate, an author of the Harlem renaissance and more.

Who Am I? - Madam C.J. Walker
Who was Madam C.J. Walker? She was an entrepreneur, the first female self-made millionaire and more.

Discover Works by and About Black Artists 

From the Miami-Dade Public Library System's Permanent Art Collection

Black and white picture of a man working with a printing machine

Making Impressions
Archives, Printmaking and Robert Blackburn

This exhibit explores the legacy of master printer Robert Blackburn through artwork, archives and documentation. Featured works are from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and the Library's Permanent Art Collection and Vasari Project archive.

On view through February 29
North Dade Regional Library

Made possible by the James L. Knight Foundation and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.

Photograph sitting on top of a grassy river

Between the River and Lagoon
By Onajide Shabaka

Discover artist Onajide Shabaka's cultural archive capturing the vibrant history of Fort Pierce, Florida. This exhibition reflects on rural life and community through familial photographs, letters and property records that trace Shabaka's family journey from South Carolina's cotton fields to Fort Pierce in 1920. 

On view through March 21
Westchester Regional Library

Abstract Art

Forbidden Pages
By Rosa Naday Garmendia

Letterpress prints form the foundation of Forbidden Pages, an art and social engagement exhibit utilizing diverse art forms such as letterpress, linoleum prints, zines, and a site-specific wallpaper mural installation.

February 23 – May 16
Hispanic Branch Library

Programs and Events

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