Above: Library staff working on the More Than a Month program series. From left: Larry Nance, Niki Yeldell, Jose Cruz, and Susan McClelland.
All More Than a Month events are held at the Main Library and are free and open to all.
Art Reception for Michael Bracey: Caras lindas de Colombia: Africans Within the Americas
Sunday, January 8, 3-5 pm. Meet photographer/author Michael Bracey and see photographs of his exploration of South America's Afro-Colombian population. This portfolio is the latest addition to his ongoing project documenting African descendants within North, Central, and South America.
Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival
We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing these enlightening films in January.
- Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives (2004, 75 min.)
- Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. Malcolm X (1992, PG, 202 min.)
- Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. Selma (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Monday, January 16, 2-4 pm. Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails (2006, 60 min.)
- Wednesday, January 18, 6-8:30 pm. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2016, NR, 120 min.)
JUST ADDED! Black History Workshop with Ronnie Hatcher
Tuesday, January 17, 5-7 pm. Learn and discuss different historical aspects of the African diaspora with Chicago community activist Ronnie Hatcher. This program is designed for tweens, teens and adults who wish to gain more knowledge and explore the histories of African people.
CTVN Teen Social Justice Filmmakers
Thursday, January 19, 6:30-8:30 pm. Celebrate films developed and created by Chicago teens in classes taught by instructors at CTVN (Community Television Network). Film subjects include documentaries, dramas, poetry, and music and tackle issues of homelessness, teen violence, friendship, and family dynamics.
Book Discussion: What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
Saturday, January 21, 2-3 pm. Ava's coming-of-age story follows her as she grows up from Idlewild, Michigan, to Atlanta, Georgia. After more than a decade of elegant pleasures and luxe living she comes home, after testing positive for HIV, to face one dark truth, her family, and the changes in her childhood home of Idlewild.
Book Discussion: Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark
Momma Kemba: "Strong Black Women" Storytelling
Black History Quiz Show