Programs this year will have limited in-person seating, but will also be available to enjoy virtually via Zoom.
PLEASE REGISTER regardless of enjoying programs in-person or virtually.
Events are FREE to enjoy. Masks are required for in-person BHM programs.
BHM Gospel Kickoff Event!
Tuesday, February 1 from 6:00-7:00pm
Celebrate the beginning of Black History Month with a kick-off event at Hackley Library! We’ll embrace an evening of music from Chiquetta “Chi Chi” Woods and Jeremy Jake Harris, with samplings of Black History trivia throughout the night. Free.
**Limited seating is available – PLEASE REGISTER if you’d like to enjoy this event in-person.
If you’d prefer to view this online, you can register to enjoy this event virtually through Zoom.
Take and Make Quilt Squares
Available beginning February 1
Learn a little about the rich history of textile making in Africa and how those roots manifested in African American quilting traditions in a display in the Youth Services Department.
Take a no-sew quilt square kit home and create your own work of art, but wait, bring it back to the library to become a part of our unity quilt.
Take and make kits will be available on February 1. We will be adding to our unity quilt throughout the month of February (final squares needed by February 25) and will have a drawing on February 28 for 3 quilt square prizes! Free.
BHM Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing Through February
Go on an adventure inside Hackley Public Library!
Using fun clues and helpful tidbits, you’ll find and discover details about several African American authors in HPL’s collection. Every person who completes the scavenger hunt will be entered into a grand prize drawing.
This scavenger hunt will be ongoing through February inside HPL. Free.
BHM Trivia Contest
Saturday, February 5 from 2:00-3:00pm
How well do you know your Black History??
Register your team for an in-person contest at Hackley Library! Teams will be asked questions relevant to Black History, and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Free.
**Limited participation is available – PLEASE REGISTER your team for this in-person event.
If you’d prefer to be a viewer, you can register to enjoy this contest virtually through Zoom.
BHM Open Mic Poetry Night
Monday, February 7 from 6:00-7:00pm
Have you been inspired by poets or poems? Delight in an evening of compelling inspiration and sweet poetry during our Open Mic Poetry Night. Step up to the mic for this casual in-person event to share your favorite poem, poetry you have written, or examples from favorite Black History/Black Experience/African American poetry. Free.
**Limited participation is available – PLEASE REGISTER to share your poem(s) for this in-person event.
If you’d like to enjoy Poetry Night as a viewer, you can register to watch via Zoom.
BHM Sweet Soul Food Dessert Contest
Saturday, February 12 from 2:00-3:00pm
Look through your recipes, find your best soul food dessert, and compete in Hackley Library’s Sweet Soul Food Dessert contest! Bring enough for the judges and participants to taste.
**Limited participation is available. PLEASE REGISTER to compete in this in-person event. Free.
You can also register to enjoy this via Zoom as a viewer.
BHM Upcycled Poetry for Teens
Saturday, February 19 from 12:00-3:00pm
Always wanted to write a poem but didn’t know where to start… You know your voice is there but you haven’t found the words… We’ve got the place.
Drop in to the Hackley Young Adult room and create a poem/art/masterpiece! Using an existing text, you can eliminate words to create what you’ve always wanted.
We’ll provide the “words,” you provide the imagination! Free.
BHM Black Hair Care Clinic
Monday, February 28 from 6:00-7:00pm
Learn the secrets to beautiful black hair from expert Nietra Hood! During this in-person Black Hair Care Clinic, Nietra will share helpful tips and guidance on caring for your own hair, as well as for a young person’s hair. Free.
**Limited seating is available. PLEASE REGISTER to enjoy this in-person event.
You can also register to enjoy this program virtually via Zoom.
Registration opens January 28.
A link to register will be provided at that time here.