Welcome to the first annual Black History Month Hop hosted by Reflections of a Bookaholic and Mocha Girls Read.
This event kicks off the month-long Black History Hop, which will focus on giving black authors, books, and those who support them a month in the spotlight.
For the first (non-full) week of the hop we have a few things planned for you. What’s a hop you ask? At the bottom of each post you will find a list of other sites participating in the hop. This way you can easily hop from one blog to another.
We thought the best way to kick of this hop is to have a giveaway. We want to have the chance give something back to our readers and members. In the right hand side menu you will find the giveaway button. What can you win? Well Mocha Girls Read is giving one lucky winner 13 books. Yes! 13 books by Black Authors. Giveaway ends on February 7th, 2012 at midnight (PST). Enter now and hop on over to the next blog to see what you can win there.
From the 2nd to the 4th of February are the “Around Town” segments of the Black History Month Hop. Here is an exciting event happening in Los Angeles this month in honor of Black History Month.
February 2012 Programs Presented By
The Black Resource Center
Co-Sponsored by Friends of AC Bilbrew Library
Saturday, February 4, 2012, 2:30 p.m. Dr. Danielle Spencer-Fields Book Signing and Discussion
Child actress, Danielle Spencer, known as “Dee” from the 1970s/1980s television sitcom, “What’s Happening”, will present her book, “Through the Fire: Journal of a Child Star”.
February 11, 2012, 12 Noon – 4:00 p.m. Classic Film Screenings and Discussion Cabin in the Sky 1943 film starring Ethel Waters, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, and Lena Horne Stormy Weather
1943 musical starring Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, and Cab Calloway
Films and exhibit courtesy of The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
The African American Miniature Museum
Wed – Feb 15th Thur – Feb 16th Fri —-Feb 17th Sat – Feb 18th 3:30-6:00 p.m. (Opening Program) 12 noon- 6:00 p.m. 12 noon-5:00 p.m. 12 noon-4:00 p.m. (Closing Reception) Courtesy of creator and curator, Karen Collins
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Erin Aubry Kaplan Book Signing and Discussion
Journalist and author, Erin Aubry Kaplan will present her book, “Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Line: Dispatches from a Black Journalista”.
All programs are free and open to the public.
A C Bilbrew Library 150 E. El Segundo Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90061 (310) 538-3350 County of Los Angeles Public Library
For ADA Accommodations, such as sign language interpreter or materials in alternate format, call (562) 940-8462 (voice) or (562) 868-8900 (TTY) M-F, 8-5, at least six business days prior to event/meeting.
What is going on in your town, city, state for Black History Month? Are you planning on attending a Black History Month event? Join the link or just go to the link to see the other events people are talkin’ about.