Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a celebration of African American culture, history and accomplishments. There are a number of related events taking place at library branches this month including documentary screenings and a photograph exhibit. Be sure to take a look at our newsletter The Source for details. Here is a selection of useful online resources:

African American History: Resources from the Library of Congress.

Black History: A site from the History channel including some informative videos.

Black History Month Diversity: A variety of resources from the diversity website of the government.

Celebrate Black History: Biographies, photographs, timeline and more.

Black History from A remarkable resource containing copies of original historic documents. Visiting this site from inside the library gives you access to premium features.

We have some great resources available in print and through our online databases. Take a look at our African American History Collection.

Information on Your Favorite Authors

Here’s a great way to find out more about your favorite authors, whether it’s for a school project or just for your own reading interest.

The Scribner’s Writer’s Series database contains information on over 1600 authors. You can find biographical information, a selected bibliography of their work and in many cases, an essay about the writer.

You can search for authors alphabetically, by time period, gender, nationality or literary prize.

View the Scribner’s Writer’s Series from the library or your home computer through our online database page and search for more on your favorite author today!