Celebrate Black History Month

We celebrate Black History this February with several exciting events including a visit from chef, author and TED Talk alumnus Bryant Terry.

Kitchen Demo With Bryant Terry

Bryant Terry is a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator, TED Talk alumnus, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is currently the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) 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, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and All Things Considered among many other publications. Fast Company 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 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

Poet Charif Shanahan.
Poet Charif Shanahan.

Charif Shanahan 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. He has received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Cave Canem Foundation, The Frost Place, the Fulbright Program, The Millay Colony for the Arts, and The Starworks Foundation, as well as three nominations for the Puschart Prize. He is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University.

Quinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat Review

Musician Quinn Deveaux.
Musician Quinn Deveaux.

Join blue beat musician Quinn DeVeaux 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.

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