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​Union County Public Library to Celebrate Black History Month 

Posted on 01/29/15

January 29, 2015, Monroe, NC - In honor of Black History Month, Union County Public Library will host a series of programs and displays throughout the library system.

Programs
  • Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m., Monroe Library--- Doctoring Ourselves: Slave Medicine, Herbs Then & Now -- Learn about some herbs and more used by slaves as found in Herbert Covey’s “African American Slave Medicine” (one book will be given away at program). We’ll also be brought up-to-date on some herbs used today by Mary Roberts of Windcrest Organics Farm. For more information, contact Patricia Poland at 704-283-8184 ext. 224.
  • Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6:45 p.m., Monroe Library-- School Desegregation: A Look Back at Monroe & Union County-- Professor Joseph Ellis and student Adrienne Cherry of Wingate University will present their research into our local schools’ long road to desegregation. For more information, contact Patricia Poland at 704-283-8184 ext. 224.
  • Saturday, Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m., Union West Library—Film showing- Get on Up: The James Brown Story
  • Monday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m., Monroe Library—Urban Soul Line Dance--Urban Soul Line Dance enthusiast, Rachel Massey, will introduce basic line dance steps. Time permitting, Rachel will demonstrate popular urban line dances and encourage participants to join in. For more information, contact Gypsy at 704-283-8184 ext. 232 or ghouston@union.lib.nc.us.
  • Thursday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m., Edwards Memorial Library—A Century of Inventions-- Come and experience inventions throughout history from the traffic light to our new “Makey Makey” (3D printer) and enjoy an innovative snack. All ages welcome. Registration required. For more information, contact Kim Chambers at 704-624-2828.
Displays (February 1-February 28)
  • Edwards Memorial Library—Children’s display: Words Have Power
  • Monroe Library— Children’s African American history themed displays and informational packets
  • Monroe Library—Slave and Herbal Medicine display
  • Union West Library—Children’s African American history themed display

For more information, contact Gypsy Houston at 704-283-8184 ext. 232 or ghouston@union.lib.nc.us.