Hampton Roads libraries celebrate African-American History Month

NORFOLK and VIRGINIA BEACH, Va – The Virginia Beach and Norfolk public libraries are hosting exhibits and several programs at different locations in February to observe African-American History Month.

In Virginia Beach, “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons” is on display at the TCC/City Joint-use Library through Feb. 28 and highlights African-American surgeons and their impacts on medicine.

Central Library will also host “Sunday Soul Cinema” for families on Sundays this month. “Sparkle” will air Feb. 15 and “42” on Feb. 22.

Windsor Woods Area Library’s teen volunteers will present a program for families about African-American inventors Feb. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

In Norfolk, the theme is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture in Hampton Roads.” There is Doll Making, dancing lessons and family festival along with jazz bands and storytime. You can check the full schedule of the many different events on this website.