History Month and test your knowledge with York County Library’s Black History
Month Trivia Contest!
To participate, pick up a copy of the quiz at any York
County Library location and return the completed form by 6:00 pm on February
29. The winner will be notified the week of March 9 via phone or email and will
receive a $25 gift card to the Olive Garden.
Late entries will not be accepted.
Library staff members may not help with trivia questions. One entry per person. The original green
library quiz form must be submitted. All entry forms become the property of the
If there is no perfect score, the entry with the highest score
will win the prize or if more than one quiz has the same number of correct
answers, the winner will be drawn at random.
Correct answers will be posted the week of March 1.
**The quiz creator is Black History aficionado
and law librarian Melanie Creech.**
Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of America's first influential African American poets, has his poetry brought to life through Larry J. Williams. A poet himself, Mr. Williams will also recite some of his works along with works by Langston Hughes. The City of Rock Hill's new Poet Laureate, Angelo Geter will bring some of his poetry to life. Local community advocate Trina Ricks will perform a portrayal of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space.
Green Book tells the story of working-class Italian-American bouncer Tony Lip who becomes the driver of African-American classical pianist Don Shirley on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Rated PG-13. Runtime is 2 hours and 10 minutes. Bring your lunch if you’d like; light refreshments will be provided. This program is for adults 18+. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Meet one of the
protestors from the famous "Friendship Nine" group, Mr. Willie
McCleod, who took part in the famous sit-in movement Rock Hill's McCrory's Five
and Dime lunch counter in 1961. Mr.McCleod will recount the history and
answer questions.This is a great event
for families and those who want to meet one of history’s treasures.Registration requested by calling
803-981-5825 or going online to http://events.yclibrary.org. Limit 60.
Go deeper into your family history as we explore the methods and sources available for researching African-American genealogy. We'll crack through that common 1870 brick wall, explore how to research slaves and slave owners, and learn about new resources for uncovering your past. This class is not for beginners to genealogical research or African American genealogy. Register online or by calling (803) 981-5825, beginning Feb. 13.
Learn about Ruby's courageous moment as the first African American child to integrate into an all-white elementary school from storyteller, Carlo Dawson. Attendees will get to go on the long walk with Ruby and color changemaker pages while decorating signs to inspire them to use their own voice for change. Carlo's books will also be available to purchase. Ages 11 and under, accompanied by an adult. Register online or call 981-5888, starting February 15. Limit 40.
Queen of Katweis about Ugandan
chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi.The movie traces
her journey from the slums of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her
schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world.Rated PG.Runtime is 2 hours and 4 minutes.Bring your lunch if you’d like; light refreshments will be
provided.Adults and teens welcome. No