All Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 10 for Staff Development Day.

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 10 for Staff Development Day.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Black History Month

January 5, 2022 | By: Communications Staff

The St. Joe County Public Library will host the following events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 17) and Black History Month (in February).

Jasmine Guillory: A Discussion of Black Joy in Literature

Monday, February 28th
7:00 p.m. | Zoom

Join us for a virtual conversation with Jasmine Guillory, the New York Times bestselling author of six romance novels. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, and Time.

Reserve your seat now. Limited capacity.

Writing Prompt: I Have a Dream

January 3-17

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream for equality in America. Drop by any SJCPL location to write about your own dream for equality in America.


Postcards of Peace

Monday, January 17, all day | Francis Branch

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by designing and coloring your own postcard and sending a message of peace through the mail.


March with the King

Monday, January 17, all day | Centre Township Branch

Learn about the impact Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had on the world while engaging in educational activities and contributing to a community art project.


Black History Month Scavenger Hunt

All of February | Tutt Branch

Explore the library to discover fun facts celebrating Black History Month and win a prize.


Celebration of Black Culture

Tuesday, February 8, 3:30PM | LaSalle Branch

Come celebrate black culture through music, movies and art.


Art Like Alma: Community Art Project

Wednesday, February 16, all day | Francis Branch

Contribute your creativity to our community art project inspired by mosaic abstract artist Alma Thomas. Take home your own kit to make a project of your own.


Trombone Shorty

Wednesday, February 23, 3:30PM | Main Library, Story House

Celebrate Black History Month as we read Trombone Shorty by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews with musical accompaniment by the South Bend Symphony Brass Quintet followed by a concert.


Black History Month: Poetry Reading

Thursday, February 17, 6PM | German Township Branch

Join us as we partner with the Civil Rights Heritage Center and Pamela Blair, Founder of the Poetry Den, for a reading of a famous poem “I, Too” by Langston Hughes.

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