15 Sep 2014
51° Clear
Patch Instagram photo by longunderwearman
Patch Instagram photo by quadrofoglio
Patch Instagram photo by athomeinmygarden
Patch Instagram photo by daniellemastersonbooks
Patch Instagram photo by healthandbeautynz
Patch Instagram photo by andreagazeapt
Patch Instagram photo by reh_22
Patch Instagram photo by athomeinmygarden
Patch Instagram photo by pespatchpsp

Black History Month at the Maplewood Library

There are plenty of programs for children of all ages in February.

Black History Month at the Maplewood Library

 

The Maplewood Memorial Library is hosting Look Inside Look Outside: The World Through African American Artists' Eyes, which explores the world from the perspective of black artists. Participants will learn about famous artists and create their own works of art in the library's craft workshops, which are offered throughout the month.

People can also join the Look Inside/Look Outside Reading Club and have the opportunity to earn prizes. Signup for the reading club is in the children's room.

The events will be fun for all ages, and the craft programs are available for children ages 6 and up unless stated otherwise.

The schedule for the month is shown below:

Alma Thomas Crafts

Drop in anytime to make a ripped paper collage. All ages

Wed 2/27 @ 4pm - Main Library

In-person pre-registration and Maplewood Library card required

Join local artist Susan Cohen Harris to create your own ripped paper portrait. Ages 6+

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat Graffiti Art

Week of 2/11 - 2/16 - Main Library

Drop in to make a Basquiat-inspired work. All ages      

 

Romare Beardon: Black History Month Collage Craft and Jazz 

Tues 2/19 @ 4pm Hilton Branch  

In-person pre-registration and Maplewood Library card required

Join local artist Evelyn Graves to create your own collage. Ages 6+

 

Silhouettes and Storytelling:The Art of Jacob Lawrence and Aaron Douglas  

Sat 2/16 @ 2pm

Main Library

In-person pre-registration and Maplewood Library card required

Join local performed Kim Prioleau for a hands-on craft workshop. Ages 6+

 

Faith Ringgold Story Quilts

Drop in to make a craft in the style of Faith Ringgold. All ages 

Mon 2/25 @ 4pm - Main Library

In-person pre-registration and Maplewood Library card required

Join local artist Marissa Barnet to make a Faith Ringgold-inspired story quilt.   Ages 6+

 

Lorna Simpson Workshop

Week of 2/19 - 2/23 - Main Library

Drop in anytime to make a photo collage.
 All ages      

Wed 2/13 @ 4pm - Main Library

In-person pre-registration and Maplewood Library card required

Make a photo collage in the style of artist Lorna Simpson. Ages 6+

 

African Pen Pals

Tues 2/19 @ 4pm - Main Library

Find out about life in rural Kenya. Get a pen pal and a letter. Newcomers welcome.   Ages 6+



Share This Article