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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dakota County Library celebrating Black History Month

Dakota County Library will use history, music and poetry to celebrate Black History Month in February:

 

Blues for Kids

Get a free harmonica and learn to play the blues. Presented by the Minnesota Blues Society. Registration required. Ages 8–16.

  • 11 a.m.–noon Saturday, Feb. 1, at Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan
  • 10:30–11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount
  • 11 a.m.–noon Saturday, March 1, at Wentworth Library, 199 E. Wentworth Ave., West St. Paul

 

Nothando Zulu

Watch Nothando recreate colorful characters from African and African-American folktales in this lively performance.

  • 7–7:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville

 

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.

  • 7–7:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Wentworth Library, 199 E. Wentworth Ave., West St. Paul

 

Enterbrainment Live

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.

  • 2:30–3:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley

 

The programs are funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us/library and search Black History Month or call 651-450-2900.

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