CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield County Public Library will host a number of events in February to commemorate Black History Month.
‘Myths and Folktales from Africa’
“Magic of the Motherland: Myths and Folktales of Africa” will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road. Story teller Justin Leak will highlight the diversity of cultures in Africa in an interactive performance. The program is scheduled three times. Registration began Jan. 26.
‘One Family’s Journey’
Charles McLeod, one of the first black students to integrate Chesterfield County Public Schools, will share how the experience impacted him and his family. The program will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m. at Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. Registration begins Feb. 2.
‘Take a Giant Leap’
The award-winning Rainbow Puppet Productions, a company that uses puppets to tell the history of the Tuskegee Airman, will offer “Take A Giant Leap,” which tells the story of a boy who wanted to help others by flying. It will be held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Registration begins Feb. 9.
‘A Sharecropper’s Life’
James McKnight Jr. and Sahara Bowser will share the story of Willie Holliday Sr. in “My Story of a Sharecropper’s Life” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Chester Library. McKnight will present the life and times of his grandpa’s experience in his first book, which was written in Chesterfield County and
For more information and to register for any of the programs, visit library.chesterfield.gov or call (804) 751-CCPL.