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Black History Month at the Toronto Public Library

Saturday, February 1, 2020

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One event on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 12:00 am

steelpan suzette vidale black history month 2020 toronto

1 February

York Woods Branch
2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
In African culture, drumming and story-telling are part of the celebration of life! Join Babarinde Williams, an African historian, storyteller and drummer for an interactive story-telling rhythm and dance! Drop-in only.
Bloor/Gladstone Branch
2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Set in the great city of New Orleans, a beautiful girl named Tiana meets a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

6 February

Woodview Park Branch
12:45 pm
 – 1:45 pm
Sean Mauricette, a.k.a. SUBLIMINAL, consistently motivates listeners of all ages with his messages of leadership, respect and the importance of education. He has been uplifting students for over a decade.

7 February

Parkdale Branch
7-8 pm
Innovative steelpan artist-educator Suzette Vidale incorporates her Trinidadian roots and the rich and vibrant cultures of Toronto into her diverse repertoire.

8 February

Northern District Branch
12:30-1:30 pm
Sat Feb 08, 2020 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Join in the fun for an interactive steelpan drum workshop with Suzette Vidale for children age 7-12 with their caregivers.
Humber Bay Branch 
2-3 pm
Travel back in time and learn about some of the very first African instruments on the planet. In this interactive show, children dance across the world to find African and Afro-Cuban percussion instruments and the rhythm…

11 February

Flemingdom Park Branch
1-2:30 pm
A lively drumming and dance program highlighting two of the most influential countries in world music, Cuba and Brazil, both culturally rich in rhythms and songs. Experience traditional cultural events like Carnival and…

12 February

Toronto Reference Library
2-2:30 pm
Please join guest speaker, Kathy Grant, for a look at the endearing relationships among the members of the Abbott family, through personal correspondence, photographs and other memorabilia. Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott…
Richview Library
6:30-7:30 pm
Register to attend a presentation by Robert Small, an artist, educated at Windsor and York universities. He is the creator of the “Official Black History Month Poster” now called Legacy, to celebrate Black History Month.

18 February

Malvern Library
6-7 pm
In honour of Black History Month join the Malvern branch for Afro-Jamaican Music and Oral Artistry with Maurice Gordon. The program is a mix of music, talk and visuals about the rich African retentions found in Jamaica’s history and culture.
Evelyn Gregory Library