February is Black History Month, a time to recognize, celebrate, and honor the rich and diverse history and important contributions and achievements of African Americans. The Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick, is celebrating all month with free events and programs.
Hudson Valley Ebony Strings will take place on Sun., Feb. 2 at 2 p. m. An afternoon of beautiful music performed by a chamber orchestra comprised of young and talented African American string players.
Poems of the People with Beverly Braxton is set for Wed., Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Braxton will share selected poems from “Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People,” by Carole Boston Weatherford.
For All Eternity with Marc Mathelier will be held on Fri., Feb. 21 at 7 p. m. Mathelier will take everyone on a musical romantic voyage celebrating love, life and music. His mastery of the guitar and his variety of styles make him a virtuoso.
Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacies is an ongoing exhibition that examines the story of emancipation from 1850 to 1964, focusing on how, due to the persistence of African Americans, abolitionists, and politicians, the Civil War became an “abolition war.”
Ebony Strings and For All Eternity with Marc Mathelier are made possible by a generous gift to the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation by Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes.
Registration is available online at albertwisnerlibrary.org or by calling the Library at 986-1047 ext. 3.