The month of February offers opportunities to learn more about African-American people, places and culture. The following events and programs are scheduled through the Granville County Library System and Senior Centers:
AN INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTING RIGHTS will be presented at two branches of the Granville County Library System. Facilitator Sallyann Marable Hobson will share information on Granville County and Post Civil War North Carolina on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library in Creedmoor, followed by a program at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 and at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford. The 2020 theme for Black History Month is “African-Americans and the Vote.” All are welcome to attend these free presentations.
A LOCAL AUTHOR DISCUSSION will be held on Feb. 16 as the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford welcomes Dr. Jason Miller, author of the book “Langston Hughes.” Dr. Miller will provide insight into Hughes’ life as the first black author in America, and will discuss how Hughes inspired a new generation of writers and activists. The presentation is free and begins at 2 p.m.
“STEPPING THROUGH HISTORY” will be presented at two locations in Granville County as students of Christian Faith Center Academy of Creedmoor share poems, songs and biographies at the Granville County Senior in Oxford and at the South Granville Senior Center in Creedmoor. The Oxford program will be held on Feb. 18 and the program in Creedmoor is scheduled for Feb. 24. Both are at 10:30 a.m.
VISIT THE NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF HISTORY by participating in a day trip provided by the Creative Lifelong Learning (CLL) Program. A full museum tour is offered to members of the CLL program, which offers classes and activities through Granville County Senior Services. You don’t have to be a “senior” to participate.
CELEBRATE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC with a performance by Teresa Cook Spruell, piano and voice presenter, at the South Branch Library in Creedmoor. The Feb. 22 program, scheduled for 2 p.m., includes musical selections spanning several centuries. The performance is free and all are welcome to attend.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST MALCOLM X as a documentary film – produced in 1972 – is presented at the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford on Feb. 22. The free program will begin at 3 p.m.
For more information, please visit the Granville County Library System website at http://granville county library system or contact Granville County Senior Services at 919-693-1930.