Say it Loud – Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration to recognize the achievements of black scientists, writers, actors, inventors, politicians, activists, and other innovators who have played a central part in creating the history of the United States. There are countless ways to celebrate these individuals and their contributions this month (and every month) -- we think one of the best ways is through reading their work and learning their stories. This month our blog is highlighting the words of black women with essays and memoirs on a wide range of topics. Pick a few of these at one of our library locations. Don’t have time to stop in? Use our eBook resources at

We're Going to Need More Wine

You Can't Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain

This Will Be My Undoing

The Mother of Black Hollywood


March Forward, Girl

When They Call You A Terrorist

Redefining Realness