January 16, 2020

Media Release

Black History Month at CKPL

During the month of February, Chatham-Kent Public Library is featuring special programming in celebration of Black History Month.

Chosen in consultation with Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society, Tuesday movies are held at Chatham Branch at 2:00 pm:

  • Tuesday, February 4 at 2:00 pm – Fruitvale Station (14A) starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz & Octavia Spencer
  • Tuesday, February 11 at 2:00 pm – 12 Years a Slave (PG) starring Chewetel Ejiofor & Michael Kenneth Williams
  • Tuesday, February 18 at 2:00 pm – Amistad (AA) starring Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey & Anthony Hopkins
  • Tuesday, February 25 at 2:00 pm – Selma (PG) starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo & Tim Roth

Chatham Branch, in partnership with Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society and Black Mecca Museum, is also hosting “Black Women First: The Story of Bessie Coleman” on Saturday, February 8 at 10:30 am. All ages are welcome to hear the story of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American female pilot, and then made a cardstock airplane!

All branches of CKPL have books, movies and online resources to help the community explore topics around black history. Please ask library staff to help you find something that is perfect for you!

For more information about CKPL programs and events, please visit www.ckpl.ca

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