Kent District Library Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month and Kent District Library is celebrating with programs and book recommendations.


Researching African American Ancestors
Researching African American ancestry can be a tremendous struggle and tremendously rewarding. This session offers helpful resources, tips and pitfalls to avoid.
Monday, February 13, 6:30 PM – East Grand Rapids Branch

Stories of the Underground Railroad Told Through Quilting
Learn the history of the Underground Railroad told through quilts. Learn about the people, places and codes used while escaping on the Underground Railroad. There will be a display of quilts by Erica Millbrooks.
Thursday, February 9, 6:30 PM – Comstock Park Branch
Monday, February 27, 6:30 PM – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Black Man Documentary Screening
Meet Filmmaker Jon Covington and enjoy a free screening of Black Man, a riveting, kaleidoscopic view of several black men in Muskegon ages 21 to 91 sharing their thoughts on life, love, longings, losses and America. Learn more at Popcorn and pop provided while supplies last. Sponsored by Celebration Cinema. Registration is required; register online at

Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Celebration! Cinema South

Book Recommendations

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