Celebrate Black History Month

Kitchen Demo With Bryant Terry

Bryant Terry, opens a new window is a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award, opens a new window-winning chef, educator, TED Talk alumnus, opens a new window, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is currently the Chef-in-Residence, opens a new window at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), opens a new window in San Francisco where he creates programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora. His work has been featured in The New York Times, opens a new window, The Washington Post, opens a new window, The San Francisco Chronicle, opens a new window, and All Things Considered, opens a new window among many other publications. Fast Company, opens a new window magazine named Bryant one of "9 People Who Are Changing the Future of Food" in their April 2016 issue.

Black History Month Kick-Off Event

Join us at the East Palo Alto Library for our kick-off event. Opening remarks provided by members of the East Palo Alto City Council, opens a new window and East Palo Alto community leaders. Activities for all ages include a black history storytime, family crafts, and music beat making followed by a library community outreach reception. Finally, we'll end with a special celebration of black excellence and drums. Light snacks will be provided.

Reading With Award Winning Author and Poet Charif Shanahan

Charif Shanahan, opens a new window is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (SIU Press, 2017), winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, opens a new window. He has received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, opens a new window, the Cave Canem Foundation, opens a new window, The Frost Place, opens a new window, the Fulbright Program, opens a new window, The Millay Colony for the Arts, opens a new window, and The Starworks Foundation, as well as three nominations for the Puschart Prize, opens a new window. He is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow, opens a new window in poetry at Stanford University.

Quinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat Review

Join blue beat musician Quinn DeVeaux, opens a new window as he brings his infectious rhythms and danceable beats to San Mateo County Libraries.

Take a look at our full list of events for Black History Month and come join us in the celebration.

Which event(s) will you be joining us at? Let us know below.