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African American History Month
African American History Month Events hosted by Norfolk Public Library

African Americans in Times of War

Photography Exhibit: “Through History’s Lens”
Thursday, February 1–Wednesday, February 28
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Forum
View the work of Diana Chappelle-Lewis and Ernest Lowery. (All Ages)

Freedom Songs
3:30 PM @ Blyden Branch, 879 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23504 757-441-2852
(Family)

Let Freedom Ring: Music and Poetry of Black History
1:30 PM @ Van Wyck Branch, 1368 De Bree Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23517 757-441-2844
(Family)

African Americans In Times of War
Saturday, February 3 @ 3 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Room 650
Artist and Buffalo Soldiers Historian, Ken Wright, will be the guest speaker in our tribute to Black men and women who have served in America’s conflicts from the pre-Revolutionary era through today. New Horizons Music Ministries, a veterans group, will be our special guest performers. (Family)

African American Trailblazers Honors Program
Sunday, February 4 @ 3 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Room 650
Five prominent Black Americans have contributed to the enhancement of the lives of people in Hampton Roads through various professions. (Family)
2018 Honorees:
Elbert Watson
Dr. Tommy Bogger
I. Sherman Greene Chorale
Ken Wright
Judge Gwendolyn Jones-Jackson 
 
African American Series: Science
Tuesdays in February @ 3:30 PM (February 6, 13, 20, 27) 
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Room 290
Learn about African-American scientists and do an awesome experiment. (School Age)

Princess Tiana’s Bayou Tea Party
Thursday, February 8 @ 4:30 PM
Blyden Branch, 879 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23504 757-441-2852
Princess Tiana invites you down by the bayou for her special tea party and so much more. Registration required. (Preschool)

American Veterans Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 8 @ 6:30 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Room 650
Panel participants will consist of individuals from various branches of the military who will discuss issues relevant to today’s veterans. (Adults)

And Still I Rise
Saturday, February 10 AM - 5PM
Nauticus, 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-1000
(Family) Read More...

Soul Food Brunch with A Jazz Twist
Saturday, February 10 @ Noon
Nauticus, 879 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23504 757-441-2852
Reservations required. (Family)

Good Life Band
Saturday, February 10 @ 2 PM
Barron F. Black Branch, 6700 East Tanners Creek Drive, Norfolk, VA 23513 757-441-5806
(Family)

The Negro Soldier
Saturday, February 10 @ 2 PM
198 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-441-2965

Elbert Watson Dance Company
Saturday, February 10 @ 3 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Room 650
(Family)

Musical Review: Bring Back the Soul

Sunday, February 11 @ 4 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Room 650
Featuring Darius Nelson, who starred as the Lion in the Wells Theatre’s and Norfolk State University’s “The Wiz,” and Danny B. Live and the Bandahlogy Band. (Family)

Afro-Union Memorials in South Hampton Roads and Hertford, NC
Thursday, February 15 @ 6:30 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Room 650
Presented by historian Robert Johnson Jr.  (Adults)

African Americans In the Navy
Saturday, February 17 @ 11:30 AM 
Larchmont Branch, 6525 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23508 757-441-5335
The Hampton Roads Naval Museum speaks about the history of African Americans in the Navy. (Adults)

Gospel Concert 
Saturday, February 17 @ 1:30 PM
Blyden Branch, 879 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23504 757-441-2852
Featuring the Butts Family, the Word Singers, The Gospel Chandeliers and others. (Family)
 
Gordon Banks Band
Saturday, February 17 @ 2 PM
Jordan-Newby Branch, 961 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504 757-441-2843
See a live performance a former guitarist and musical director for the late Marvin Gaye. (All Ages)
 
Teens Speak Out
Saturday, February 17 @ 2 PM
Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch, 111 W. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503 757-441-1750 2nd Floor 
Participate in an insightful discussion of the powerful YA novel, “The Hate U Give,” while enjoying refreshments. (Tweens & Teens)

Three Divas Concert
Saturday, February 17 @ 3 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Room 650
Jazz, gospel and classical singing by Dr. Patricia Saunders Nixon, Wanda Jackson and Chrystall Elliott-Smith. (Family)  
 
3rd Annual AACCS Distinguished Community Service Awards
Saturday, February 17 @ 6:30 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Room 650
Honoring innovators, entertainers and entrepreneurs in urban excellence.  (Adults)

M.S.G Blues Band
Saturday, February 24 @ 3 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Room 650
(Family) 
 
Theonita In Concert: A Homecoming Performance
Saturday, February 24 @ 3 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Room 650
(Family) 
 
I. Sherman Greene Chorale
Sunday, February 25 @ 4 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-7323 Room 650 
(Family)