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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 and search Black History Month or call 651-450-2900.

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