Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with inspiring presenters and programs all month long!

Black History Month Movie Matinee

Explore African-American history through a different film each week at the St. Cloud and Hart Memorial Libraries. Closed captioning available.

Hart Memorial Library: 10am, Friday, February 1, 8, 22.
St. Cloud Library: 2pm, Sundays

Featured films:

  • Fences Rated PG-13
  • Selma (2014) Rated PG-13
  • A Raisin in the Sun (1961) Not Rated
  • Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) Rated TV-MA
  • Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975: A Documentary in 9 Chapters Not Rated
  • What Happened, Miss Simone? Not Rated
  • A Ballerina's Tale Not Rated

African Mancala

Discover the history of Mancala, hand-craft your own game boards, and bring out your competitive side! All playing materials will be provided.

St. Cloud Library: 3pm, Thursday, February 7, 28  

Back in the Day with Willie Mae

Masterful storyteller, Willie Mae, mixes first-hand experience with humor and passion to create an unforgettable storytelling experience for the whole family. Discover what life was like for black youth in Osceola County.

Hart Memorial Library: 6pm, Tuesday, February 5
Poinciana Library: 7pm, Thursday, February 7

OrisiRisi African Folklore

Embark on an awe-inspiring African adventure rooted in history, culture, and tradition in a celebration of music. Hear stories from the far corners of the African continent and through spirited drumming, dance, and song -- and maybe become part of the show with audience participation!

St. Cloud Library: 2pm, Saturday, February 9
Hart Memorial Library: 5:30pm, Tuesday, February 12
Poinciana Library: 5:30pm, Thursday, February 14

Serve Up Some Soul

Take a soul food journey with Chef Shantell as she teaches how to prepare traditional African-American food. Registration Required. (Click on the desired date to register.)

Hart Memorial Library: 6pm, Monday, February 18
Buenaventura Lakes Library: 6pm, Monday, February 25


YES WE DID! Author Talk with Jeffrey White

Jeffrey White, author of the Yes We Did! series, offers thought-provoking insight into his books celebrating the legendary historical and cultural achievements of prominent African Americans.

St. Cloud Library: 6pm, Thursday, February 28

Yes We Did! series: