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. 

February 2017

Book Discussion: Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark

Sunday, February 5, 3-5 pm. Author Toni Morrison has taken readers on journeys steeped in history and the human condition. Whether found on a southern plantation or navigating urban cities during the Harlem renaissance, her characters are dynamic and at the same time often flawed. Please bring along comments and questions about your favorite Morrison novels and join us for a discussion of some of Ms. Morrison's life-changing works, including Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination.

Black History Workshop with Ronnie Hatcher

Tuesdays, February 7-28, 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, February 9, 6:30-8 pm. Celebrate the 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.

Momma Kemba: "Strong Black Women" Storytelling

Sunday, February 12, 2-3 pm. Momma Kemba travels the U.S. and abroad, keeping the spirit of strong black women in American history alive through dramatic storytelling and song.

Black History Quiz Show

Saturday, February 18, 12-3 pm. Test your knowledge of black history facts, events, and historic sites at this fast-paced quiz show party!