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Black History Month

Join the library, the Historical Society of Forest Park, and the Illinois Juneteenth Committee for a month-long series of events celebrating Black History Month.

Author Visit with Angela Joy (Black is a Rainbow Color)
Saturday, February 5 at 3 pm

Change Sings Art and Writing Workshop
Tuesday, February 15 at 4 pm

3rd Annual Service Is Forever Night
Friday, February 18 at 6 pm

To the Women Who Shaped Us: Memory and Storytelling through Textile Arts
Sunday, February 20 at 2 pm

Bringing Black History to Life with Storytellers Baba Tony & Kucha Brownlee
Friday, February 25 at 1 pm

Emancipation to Inauguration: Chicago’s Black Experience
Sunday, February 27 at 2 pm

Black History Banners

Throughout the month of February, the Park District of Forest Park will display seven banners with information on various topics of Black history. Enjoy a brisk winter walk down Harrison Street to read about influential events and people. The banners can be found on the soccer field fence (Harrison & Beloit) at the Park District of Forest Park.

Beloved Community Quilt

On view at the Forest Park Public Library throughout February. This quilt was created with squares made by community members during Black History Month in 2021. The goal is to add to the quilt each year. You can join us this year by signing up for To the Women Who Shaped Us: Memory and Storytelling through Textile Arts on Sunday, February 20 at 2 pm.

Celebrate Black Lives Book & Movie Recommendations

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