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While February 2022 marks the 27th 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. 

We are excited to present a full roster of fun and informative online events for all ages. We have loaded up with storytimes, movies, and opportunities to listen and learn as we celebrate the diversity of Simcoe County. In partnership with UPLift Black, we are committed to sharing Black voices and experiences throughout the year under the banner Black History 365

Black History 365 Reading Lists

Want to further your learning? Check out some great books and resources for Adults, Teens, and Kids. For more materials featuring diverse voices, cultures and experiences, explore our full list of Diversity Reads.

Black History 365 Programs

Here’s a hint of what’s on offer for February 2022. But be sure to check out all the Black History 365 events so you don’t miss a thing all year!

Featured Program: 
Celebrating Black Excellence: Panel Discussion.
Tuesday, February 22, 7-8:30pm, online.
Join us for this Simcoe-wide library initiative to celebrate local Black excellence and hear from leaders in our communities. Registration required.

  • February 1 - Adult Story Time. Traditional African folktales demonstrate the relevance of stories and how they guide us to reflect on what it really means to be human. 
  • February 1 - What is Black History Month? Learn about this important celebration!
  • February 6 - Storytime Special.  Join Dupe as she reads us Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry. 
  • February 7 - NFB in Focus: Show Girls. Tune in for a National Film Board selection. 
  • February 12 - Zoom Storytime Special. Storytimes about Black History are valuable for all children, no matter their heritage. Join us and celebrate Black History and Culture! *Registration required
  • February 14 - NFB in Focus: The Road Taken. Tune in for a National Film Board selection. 
  • February 20 - Storytime Special. Join Dupe as she reads Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker and April Harrison. Watch now!
  • February 21 - NFB in Focus: Older Stronger Wiser. Tune in for a National Film Board selection.
  • February 28 - NFB in Focus: Speakers for the Dead. Tune in for a National Film Board selection.

For more information on Black History Month, check out our webpage Black History 365.  


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