Library branches hold educational events

The Columbus Metropolitan Library is hosting multiple events in the coming weeks in honor of Black History Month. Children can learn about inspirational African-Americans during programs at multiple branches.


Columbus storyteller and drummer Najla Parish will lead several events incorporating drums and music. Local magicians will share stories of African-American performers, and other programs will focus on historical figures and events. For the full schedule, go to columbuslibrary.org/sites/default/files/uploads/docs/1768_bhmflyer2017_0.pdf.

Here’s this week’s lineup. Programs are appropriate for all ages unless otherwise indicated:

Rory Rennick, Magic with Meaning – 4 p.m. Feb. 6 Linden branch. Lyn Ford, Let’s Throw Stories! – 11 a.m. Feb. 8 Main Library. Rory Rennick, Magic & Myths of African-American Magicians from the Past – 5 p.m. Feb. 8, Driving Park branch and 5 p.m. Feb. 9 Livingston branch. Lyn Ford, If You Can’t Fly: Folktales to Move Us Forward – 5 p.m. Feb. 8 Marion-Franklin branch and 4 p.m. Feb. 10 Shepard branch. Robert Brugler, Growing Up to Be President – 2 p.m. Feb. 9 Dublin branch. Tony Gibbs, The Promised Land – 10 a.m. Feb. 10 Whetstone branch. Ages 8 and older. The Living African Treasure Chest – 2 p.m. Feb. 11 Martin Luther King branch