During February, Dakota County Library will celebrate the rich history of African-Americans in the United States throughout the centuries. Come to the Library for our cultural history, music and poetry programs that celebrate Black History Month.
Blues for Kids
Get a free harmonica and learn to play the blues. Presented by the Minnesota Blues Society. Registration required. Ages 8–16.
Saturday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m.–noon
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 1, 11 a.m.–noon
Watch Nothando recreate colorful characters from African and African-American folktales in this lively performance.
Monday, Feb. 3, 7–7:45 p.m.
Daughters of Africa
Celebrate the triumphs and accomplishments of African-American women through music fueled by the songs of Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah and others in this exuberant, music-driven event featuring profiles of the famous and the forgotten. Presented by Mixed Blood Theatre.
Thursday, Feb. 13, 7–7:45 p.m.
Hear poetry and live music performed by Edu-Poetic Enterbrainment, a Twin Cities’ spoken word and music ensemble. Learn how spoken word and hip-hop culture evolved and influenced American society and politics.
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2:30–3:15 p.m.
These programs are funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
For more information, call 651-450-2900.