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Black History 365 is about taking time every day to celebrate diversity in our communities! In partnership with UPLift Black, we are committed to sharing Black voices and experiences throughout the year under the banner Black History 365.

While February 2024 marks the 29th anniversary of Black History Month in Canada, we are committed to recognizing the importance of Black history 365 days of the year. Join us as we celebrate the legacy of Black Canadians who have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation it is today. Attend a Storytime, watch an online film, or try a new author from our selected booklists, together let’s celebrate the diversity of Simcoe County.

Black History 365 Reading Lists and more…

Want to further your learning? Check out some great books and resources for all ages.

Adults: 

Teens: 

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For more materials featuring diverse voices, cultures and experiences, explore our full list on Diversity Reads.

Black History 365 Learn & Discover

In-Person Programs:

Storytime – Celebrating Black History Month

Join us live for stories, songs, rhymes, activities, and lots of early literacy fun as we celebrate Black History month!
February 24, 10AM - Painswick Library

Online Programs:

Gather your family and friends for online stories that entertain while teaching us about the importance of values and traditions.

What is Black History Month? - Take time to celebrate and remember. ·

Storytime - The Fisherman – Join guest reader Modupe as she shares a traditional African folktale that demonstrates how stories guide us to reflect on what it really means to be human.

Storytime - Hair Love - Join guest reader Modupe as she shares a picture book by author Matthew A. Cherry.

National Film Board – Featured Selections

Explore a collection of films by award-winning Black filmmakers, creators, and allies of the Black community, detailing a rich history to better understand the present.

· Show Girls
· The Road Taken
· Older Stronger Wiser
· Speakers for the Dead

For more information on Black History Month, visit our dedicated webpage with links to booklists and online resources Black History 365.

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