Celebrate Black History Month

February 14, 2024 | By: Communications Staff

Throughout the month of February, the St. Joe County Public Library is hosting several programs to celebrate Black History Month. All programs are free and open to all ages.

Michael Platt 
Saturday, February 24, 1p.m., Community Learning Center

Michael Platt is a teen baker, social entrepreneur and food justice advocate. He has been baking since he was nine years old but has been interested in racial inequality since he first learned about the historic March on Washington at the age of six. Platt began to ask questions about people being mistreated because of the color of their skin, and so set up a baking business in Maryland, Michael’s Desserts, with a one-for-one model. 

Platt appeared as one of the best kid bakers in the country in season four of Kids Baking Championship on the Food Network and has been covered by outlets such as the Capital Gazette, WUSA9 News, CBS, PGCTV News, TED Talks, Good Morning America, CNN, the Washington Post, People, the Rachael Ray Show and more. Admission is free and open to the public. The talk is sponsored by the Muessel Ellison Memorial Trust Foundation. 

The Foundation of Peace is love
smART box, Main Library

January 11 through February 28, smART box at Main Library, all day

The St. Joe County Public Library is pleased to showcase the work of South Bend Artist Brooklynn Davis in the smART box at Main Library from now through February 28. Brooklynn, also known as BD, is an artist with no bounds. She is an alumna of Clay High School and Indiana University Bloomington. She has painted inspirational murals for several local schools. 

Celebrating Black History
Thursday, February 29, 4-6:45p.m., Western Branch Library

Come and celebrate Black History Month with music, snacks, games and fun!

Black History Month Book List

Our librarians have curated a list of recommended books on Black History. We invite you to check out these books.

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