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Black History and Culture Celebrated At Midwest City Library

The richness of African American history, culture and experience is cause for celebration at the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno.

Join the library’s staff on Sunday, February 15 from 1-5pm, for performances, displays and food. 

Black History Month began in 1926 as “Negro History Week”, and national celebrations of the contributions of black Americans to our modern way of life have spread to every state.    

“We are all very excited about the entertainment and information we have lined up for the event,” said Midwest City librarian Beth Wilson.  “We have single performers and groups like the E.J. Perry Gospel Choir, the fabulous storyteller Al Bostick, and the African drums and music of Jahruba.

“We’ll have neighborhood authors, steppers, poetry, displays, the art quilts of Lola Jenkins, and, my favorite, soul food.  I can guarantee that you won’t find an afternoon more packed with fun and entertainment than right here at the library on February 15.”

Visit the Midwest City Library Information Desk for a schedule of activities, or call 732-4828.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.