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Black History Month Trivia Quiz - All Locations

Saturday, February 29, 2020
All Locations

Celebrate Black 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 library.

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.**



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Black History Program-Dialetic Verse of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Rock Hill's Poet Laureate, and Portrayal of Mae Jemison - Rock Hill

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library (Rock Hill)
Activities Room
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.
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Black History Month Movie - Green Book - Rock Hill

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library (Rock Hill)
Training Lab (Moore Room)
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.
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Rainbow Reads Book Club - Rock Hill

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library (Rock Hill)
Training Lab (Moore Room)
*****The March meeting has been canceled. See you in April!*****

Come discuss and introduce other to your favorite YA and adult LGBTQ+ fiction or nonfiction titles in this monthly social book club. 

Unlike other book clubs, we will have a monthly theme and you are welcome to BYO (bring your own) Book. 

For the January meeting, bring your favorite rainbow book with LGBTQ+ characters to share. 

In February, we are celebrating Valentine's Day and Black History Month.

In March, we are celebrating Women’s History Month and Trans Awareness Day (March 31).

In April, we are celebrating International Black Women's History Month, Poetry Month, and National Humor Month!

Light refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring a snack or culinary delight. Open to LGBTQ+ readers and their allies. No registration is required.
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Jail, No Bail: Willie McCleod and the Friendship Nine - Rock Hill

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library (Rock Hill)
Training Lab (Moore Room)

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.

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Advanced African American Genealogy (Rock Hill)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library (Rock Hill)
Activities Room
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.

Thu., Feb. 27, 6:00 p.m., Activities Room, Main Library (Rock Hill)
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York County Reads: Let's Take a Walk with Ruby Bridges

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library (Rock Hill)
Activities Room
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.
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Black History Month Movie - Queen of Katwe - Rock Hill

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library (Rock Hill)
Training Lab (Moore Room)
Queen of Katwe is 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 registration required.
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