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Black History Month at NYPL

The New York Public Library celebrates and amplifies Black voices and stories—this month and all year long.

Spotlight

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  • The Harlem Chamber Players 15th Annual Black History Month Celebration

    Thurs, Feb 16 | 6:30 PM

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    Headshots of three Black men side by side: Terrance McKnight, Aruán Ortiz, and Don Byron playing the clarinet.
  • And the Category Is… Discussion & Signing with Ricky Tucker

    Wed, Feb 8 | 6:30 PM

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

    Ricky Tucker with the cover of And the Category Is.
  • Dyscalculia: Camonghne Felix with Bunny Michael

    Wed, Feb 22 | 6:30 PM

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building & Online

    Collage featuring Dyscalculia book cover along with headshots of Camonghne Felix and Bunny Michael.
  • Freedom Narratives: David Wright Faladé and Ilyon Woo with Lynn Nottage

    Tues, Feb 7 | 6:30 PM

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building & Online

    Side-by-side color headshots of David Wright Faladé, Ilyon Woo, Lynn Nottage.
  • The Harlem Chamber Players 15th Annual Black History Month Celebration

    Thurs, Feb 16 | 6:30 PM

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    Headshots of three Black men side by side: Terrance McKnight, Aruán Ortiz, and Don Byron playing the clarinet.
  • And the Category Is… Discussion & Signing with Ricky Tucker

    Wed, Feb 8 | 6:30 PM

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

    Ricky Tucker with the cover of And the Category Is.
  • Dyscalculia: Camonghne Felix with Bunny Michael

    Wed, Feb 22 | 6:30 PM

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building & Online

    Collage featuring Dyscalculia book cover along with headshots of Camonghne Felix and Bunny Michael.

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