February 1 - March 1

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Black History Celebrated In February

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Black History Celebrated In February

Time & Location

February 1 - March 1

Syracuse, 115 E Main St, Syracuse, IN 46567, USA

About the Event

Black History Month is celebrated annually from Feb. 1 through

March 1, and the Syracuse Public Library is getting in the spirit. A new

display features books, movies and documentaries about the civil rights

movement. Titles include “Driving While Black” by Gretchen Sorin;

“The Greenbook”; “The Dream King” by Will Ford and Matt Lockett;

“The Young Crusaders” by V. P. Franklin; “Selma”; and more.

Fans of audiobooks and e-books can use their Syracuse Public

Library cards to access numerous titles via Hoopla and the

OverDrive/Libby. Hoopla, in particular, has created a special collection,

which spotlights Black voices and history.

During February, adults are also encouraged to join the adult book

club for its discussions of “March: Book One” by John Lewis. A graphic

novel, “March” is an autobiographical look at the civil rights movement,

told through the perspective of civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman

John Lewis.

Discussions will occur at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, via Zoom and at

1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the downstairs meeting room. Copies of the

graphic novel are available at the library. Patrons can also check out a

digital copy on the Hoopla and Libby apps, using their library card.

For more information about the adult book club or to receive a

Zoom invitation, contact Becky Brower at bbrower@syracuse.lib.in.us.

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