Celebrating Black History began in 1926, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D., initiated "Negro History Week." Dr. Woodson, a historian, chose the second week in February because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the Bicentennial (200th birthday) of the United States of America, the week-long observance was extended to the entire month of February in order to have enough time for celebratory programs and activities. Please see our book display in honor of Black History Month in front of the main staircase.
Wear your costume! Make a treat bag or a ghostly chain in the children's area. Then stop by our service desks for treats and prizes.
No registration required.
Celebrate Food Day on October 24, 2012! Come and see our book display this month. We have selected books centered around healthy cooking and sustainable food. Find more reading suggestions here.
October is also Vegetarian Awareness Month.
Subscribe via e-mail to our LIFESTYLES bookletter for information on new cookbooks.
Check out our display during
Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2012