Celebrate Black History Month at Darien Library!

Uncovering the History of Seneca Village with Sara Cedar Miller

Tuesday, February 7th at 7 p.m.
Community Room

Did you know that the first and largest community of Black landowners in New York City was located within what we know of today as Central Park? Learn about Seneca Village, a hub of Black empowerment and enrichment, and take a journey into the past to explore its grounds.

Learn more here.

In Concert: Ramblin' Dan Stevens
and the American Blues

Thursday, February 9th at 7 p.m.
Community Room

Listen through the history of the blues in America with veteran bluesman Ramblin' Dan Stevens. Trace the rich legacy of this genre through the great African American migration to cities like Memphis, Chicago, and beyond.

Listen to the blues

Black Culture Celebration

Wednesday, February 22nd at 2 p.m.
Ages 12 to 18
Teen Lounge

Are you eager to know more about Black History and culture? Let’s learn together through games, trivia, and a showing of Marvel's "Black Panther" (with popcorn, of course!). Librarians will be on hand with personalized book recommendations of books featuring Black protagonists!

Celebrate Black culture

The Botanical World of Dr. Marie Clark Taylor

Tuesday, February 28th at 4 p.m.
Ages 7 to 12
Storytime Room

Learn about Dr. Marie Clark Taylor, the first Black woman to receive a PhD in Botany. We will learn about her illuminating experiments with photosynthesis and flower growth. In celebration of her incredible work, we will make our own pressed flower lanterns since she brought so much "light" to the study of plants.

Craft with flowers

Submitted by Darien, CT

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