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Black History Month at HPL

February is Black History Month, and HPL is celebrating the accomplishments of Black Americans with a display as well as programming.

Stop by our non-fiction display and browse the selection of books, as well as book suggestions, quotes from influential Black Americans, guidance for white folks on celebrating Black History Month, and more. Be sure to pick up a slip with a quote on it!

Here are some books that are on display:


I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper


She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Erica Armstrong Dunbar


Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets by Feminista Jones


So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo


Black History in its Own Words by Ronald Wimberly

Join us at the library on Saturday, February 29 between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM for POSE’s 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration. The event will celebrate the accomplishments of Black Americans, past and present, and will feature performances and food.

Flyer for POSE's 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration. Includes the date, February 29, 2020; the time, 1 PM - 4 PM; the location, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830; the title of the event, POSE Presents: The 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration; logos for POSE and the Haverhill Public Library; and an event description: Please join us for the Fourth Annual Black History Month Celebration. This celebration looks to the past and present accomplishments of Blacks in American history, as POSE aims to bring all people together to rejoice in celebration. On February 29th we invite you to come witness an afternoon of food, music and culture, featuring spoken word, poetry, dance, literature and narratives that showcase the black experience. Hosted in collaboration with POSE.

Additionally, check out COCO Brown’s website for more Black History Month programming in Haverhill this month.

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