Danbury Library is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of programs in February. On Friday, February 20th from 3:30-4:15pm, students in grades 5-12 will have fun playing a version of Bingo that utilizes questions about African-American history.
A story time, highlighting singer and former Danbury resident Marian Anderson, will be held for children ages five and older Saturday, February 21 from 11:00 to 11:30a.m. Brigid Guertin, Director of the Danbury Museum and Historical Society will read “When Marian Sang” and answer questions about her life. Registration is not required.
Musicians Alika Hope and Ray Morant will present the music and stories of 19th century African-Americans and abolitionists on Sunday, February 22 from 2-3pm. Hope and Morant will incorporate African-American spirituals with live guitar music, utilizing historical accounts of successful African-Americans in New England and primary source readings by New England-based abolitionists to teach about slavery in 19th Century America. Their stories and songs will include people like Prudance Crandall, John Brown and Mary Eliza Mahoney. The program is open to students in grades 4 and above and adults. Registration is requested.
Patrons can register for the events online at danburylibrary.org, click on “Events” or call 203-797-4527.