Nashville, TN – Celebrate African-American History Month at all library branches. Don’t miss our African American-themed programs, including lectures, storytelling, crafts, music and dance. All events are free. This year’s national theme is Civil Rights in America. Visit the Civil Rights Room at Main Library and learn more about Nashville’s important role in the Civil Rights Movement.
View all African-American History Month events on our events calendar.: http://events.library.nashville.org/cal/main/showMain.rdo
The Harmonica, featuring Carlos Bailey. February 8, 2014 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the North Branch
Saturday, February 9, 2013 11:00 AM at East Branch. Thandiwe Shiphrah creates magical storytelling sessions that ignite curiosity and awaken the imagination. Thandiwe’s stories incorporate her passion for rhythmic language and are often enhanced by music, call and response, and sounds made from traditional hand percussion and unconventional instruments. Together, these elements create a sense of wonder and bring stories to life for audiences young and old. Contact: East Library (615) 862-5860
Hymnology in The Black Church: Saturday, February 9, 2013 11:00 AM at North Branch Library. Minister Gregory Taylor – who recently made a presentation at the Frist Center – will present the history of singing hymns in the black church and its therapeutic effect on its listeners. Mr. Taylor will also highlight the life and music of nationally renowned hymnologist Dr. J. Robert Bradley, and his connection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Contact: North Library (615) 862-5858.