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Monthly Themed Websites: February!

Black History Month

PBS is celebrating Black History Month by throwing a Block Party! Throughout the month of February, stream new and beloved programs celebrating Black excellence.

Or maybe you would like to learn about history, from folktales to modern day heroes! Check out Bright Star Touring Theater for folktales, historical tales, baseball and space heroes, among many more!

If you want something more local, check out events in and around Boston that families can do!
NOTE: not all events are free.

Come to the library to see our display of figures in history as well as books written by black authors and illustrators!

And of course a big shoutout to Vashti Harrison winner of the Caldecott Medal for her illustrations in her picture book Big– the first African American woman to win the Caldecott!

Can’t come to the library? No problem! We have a list with information intended to help youth process information and open discussions on race & identity. E-content links provided if available.

Library Booklist on Race Relations, Justice, & Activism ages 0-12

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Reading not your thing? Have a book read to you! Fyütch reads Ana & Andrew—A Day at the Museum is by Christine Platt, with illustrations by Sharon Sordo.

Valentine’s Day

President’s Day

Presidents Day is an opportunity for the country to acknowledge the leaders of its government. See how it evolved from a birthday party for George Washington to an observance for all of the Presidents with PBS!

President’s Day by Ann Rockwell – read aloud with puppets!