Sat, Feb 08 – 3:00 pm

Black History Month: Jazz Saxophone Performance by Randy Corinthian

Belle Glade Branch

725 NW 4th Street

Belle Glade, FL 33430

Honored by ICABA HONORS as a Finalist for Entertainer of The Year in 2013, Randy Corinthian will share soulful and scintillating sounds of the jazz saxophone in his solo performance to celebrate Black History Month. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Thu, Feb 13 – 6:00 pm

So You Think You Know Black History

Wellington Branch

1951 Royal Fern Drive

Wellington, FL 33414

Come test your Black History savvy at this fun-filled trivia-style game show for a chance to win a prize! Families with children ages 10 & up. First-come, first-served.

Sat., Feb 22- 2:00 pm

Black History Family Fun Day

Wellington Branch

1951 Royal Fern Drive

Wellington, FL 33414

Adults will discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot, while children will be treated to a special story time. Then children and adults will play a special game to celebrate the early contributions of African Americans to science and everyday life. Sign up and check out the book.


Tue., Feb. 11 – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Create your own postage stamps, ages 7 and up.

Northwest Regional Library

3151 North University Drive,

Coral Springs, FL 33065

Wed., Feb. 18 – 2 to 4 p.m.

It’s a Harlem Renaissance Family Affair!

Lauderhill Towne Centre Library

6399 West Oakland Park Blvd.

Lauderhill, FL 33313

Enjoy live jazz by The Nicole Yarling quartet; dances by the Jubilee Dance Theatre; dramatic readings and poetry; special refreshments and a free book to the first 50 families. Special guest will be Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan.

Wed., Feb. 25 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Nova Southeastern University, Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center

3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Dr. King’s Dream and President Barack Obama, presented by author and NSU Professor Ralph Hogges, 2 to 3 p.m., (Registration required; 954-262-5477)


Tues., Feb 11 – 9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m

Black History Month Festival and Parade

West Campus, 3800 N.W. 115th Ave, Room 1102

The Wolfson Campus Haitian Boukan Club Dancers and Drummer will perform an interactive dance while playing rhythms of Afrocentric sounds and beats. Eric Jenkins and Lawrence Rolle from Miami Jackson Senior High School will lecture on the origins and history of their school and its influence on the African-American community. The Professional Art Club will also present their drawings.

Thurs., Feb. 19 – 12:40 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.

African-Americans in Sports, Past and Present

Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Room 6100

Local CBS sportscaster Jim Berry discusses prominent African-American athletes from the present and past, along with the impact of segregation on sports. There will also be a poster exhibition of iconic African-American athletes such as Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ashe, Florence Griffith Joyner, Jackie Joyner Kersee, and Venus and Serena Williams.

Thurs., Feb. 26 -5:40 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

An evening celebration of African-American gospel, jazz, and blues, with a performance by the MDC North Campus Chamber singers.

West Campus, 3800 N.W. 115th Ave., Room 1102


Sat., Feb. 21- 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Key West Cemetery

Francis Street Gate

Key West, FL 33040

Key West Historic Cemetery Stroll honoring Black History Month

Groups of visitors will be guided through the cemetery, stopping at the graves of black men and women who contributed to Key West history. Their stories will be told by volunteer interpreters. Some of the graves to be visited will be those of Sandy Cornish, George Adderley, Roosevelt Sands, and Thomas Romer. Groups will begin tours at 9:00, 9:20, 9:40, and 10:00.

For reservations and information, call Jane Newhagen 305-304-1453 or email