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Together We Read! Now through March 4

Borrow the eBook Lean on Me by Pat Simmons via OverDrive to join the national book club, Together We Read, running now through March 4.

John Lewis Day - February 21

Learn more about the Civil Rights Leader and US Representative for Georgia's 5th Congressional District.

Celebrate Black History Month with Eckstrom-Columbus Library

Check out this list for primarily non-fiction published in 2019 or 2020. These stories cover everything from history to family.

Read Harder: Romance Edition

Here are books that can help you combine Read Harder goals, whether you are a regular romance reader or interested in trying something new.

The team behind the Library’s Black History Month events

The events are organized by the Kindred team, which aims to support Tucson’s black community with dedicated cultural & historical programs.

Black Storytime

Feb 20th | 10:30am - 11:15am
Bring the joy of the African and African American experiences to life for your young ones from birth to age 6.

Wandering African-Americans of the Southwest and Mexico

Feb 22nd | 11:00am - 1:00pm
Dr. Michael Engs presents on the history of the African-American Diaspora from South to North from the Caribbean and out of central Mexico.

Escape to Freedom: Quilt Code of The Underground Railroad

Feb 23rd | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Learn about the quilt code and view the quilt that illustrates various patterns that slaves used on their flight to freedom in Canada.

Black Storytime

Feb 25th | 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Bring the joy of the African and African American experiences to life for your young ones from birth to age 6.

Buffalo Soldiers in the Santa Cruz River Valley

Mar 7th | 10:30am - 11:30am
These soldiers who protected the new influx of settlers in the 1800's were the first multi-purpose "civil servants."

Read African-American Fiction eBooks

Celebrate Black History Month by reading OverDrive eBooks written by African-American authors.

Black History in Fiction

Black History Month is a time to celebrate people of African descent. Read fictional accounts of Black history alongside the true stories.

African-Americans Who Served and Defended Their Country

Honoring the African-Americans who came before us & still serve now, standing for their dreams & rights, making a difference for all of us.

Black Women on Life: Essay Collections

Some great essays about life, society, pop culture, and social justice by some of the most prominent voices in media and literature.

I Am Not Your Negro - Now streaming!

This Oscar-nominated documentary explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. Stream now for free on Kanopy!
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