Woodridge Library Celebrates Black History Month

On Exhibit

Authentic Adinkra Cloth from Ghana
Authentic Adinkra cloth woven with Kente cloth patterns from Ghana. Adinkra fabric is stampedwith Adinkra symbols from Ghana. Facts sheets available on the history of Adinkra cloth and Kente cloth will be available.
February 1-28
All ages.
 

C.R Gibbs African History and Culture Series

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 7 p.m.
Ages: Junior High & up.
 

Black History Month Films

The Help
The Help is  an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project--one that breaks society's rules and puts them at risk.
Ages: PG -13,  146 minutes.
Mon., Feb 6,  6:30 p.m.


Story of the Underground Railroad
Told though the narratives of escaped slaves and recollections of those descended from the Railroad’s courageous passengers, Roots of Resistance also explores the myriad ways in which African-Americans and their white allies fought against slavery and strove to make the dream of freedom real.
56 minutes
Fri., Feb 10, 10:30 a.m.
Ages: Not rated.


Wattstax
This dynamic film tells the story of the 1972 Los Angeles event attended by over 100,000 concertgoers and first billed as the “black Woodstock.”  Its performances burn with vitality. Its forays into the neighborhood are a time capsule of pride and pain.
Mon., Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Rated: R, 103 minutes.

Dance Theatre of Harlem
This selection includes performances by the New York City Ballet and the Dance Theater of Harlem, as well as television adaptations of the work of American authors John Cheever, Mark Twain and Lorraine Hansberry.
Fri., Feb., 20 10:30 a.m.
Ages:  NR, 60 minutes.


African American Who Am I? 
Teens identify and match noted African-Americans for prizes.
Feb., 1-10.
Ages 12 to High School.


Saturday Art Classes for Children
Children will create masks.
Sat., Feb. 10, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-13.