Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. on Zoom Join the Southside Branch Book Club for a laid-back discussion of Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. A striking debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young Black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Lena Waithe calls it a "unique, honest portrayal of what it's like to be a Black woman in America today." We always meet (virtually) on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Call 336-703-2985 for more information, for the corresponding Zoom link and to reserve a copy of the book.
Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. with encore performance Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. The Zuzu Acrobats embody the culture of East Africa and present a show that features fast pyramid building, limbo, chair balancing, comedy, fast skip rope, juggling, contortion, and much more! Check out their videos online.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. Call 336-703-2940 to register.
Monday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. & Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. Read your favorite poem, narrative or passage from a work by an African American author or just come to listen, reflect and enjoy! Individuals asked to share pieces no longer than 3 minutes to allow time for others to share. To register for Feb. 8 with Rural Hall, call 336-703-2970. To register for Feb. 20 with Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center, call 336-703-2950.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. If you are interested in African American genealogy, this is for you! Learn about the unique types of records used and discover research methods to help find ancestors. To register, call 336-703-3070.
Feb. 10-24 How much do you know about African American achievements? Stop by the Lewisville library between Feb. 10-24 and test your knowledge. You may win a prize!
North Carolina Collection, all month long Learn about African American history in Forsyth County through historical markers. A display will be featured in the North Carolina Collection along with handouts. The Winston Salem Historical Resources Commission will provide a live discussion (TBA). Call 336-703-3070 for more information.
Children's Room, all month long For the entire month of February, the Children's Room will celebrate the theme of Black History month - African American Families. We invite all families to participate in Representation, Identity and Diversity. Please stop in to take a family portrait and share What family means to you and what the Forsyth County Public Library means to you.
Browse through the nation's largest African American oral history collection. Hear their stories and insights about various topics, including education, career, family and life.