The Porter Branch Children’s Department will be closed January 22-February 20 for renovation.

African American History

February is African American History Month

African American History Month

African American Inventors

All Branches
Drop by a library branch to explore a rotating series of self-guided activities looking at contributions of African American inventors.

Researching African Americans in Stafford, Virginia

Howell & Salem Church Branches
Professional genealogist Char McCargo Bah demonstrates the use of historic documents in researching a local African American family.

African American History Month Celebration

Feb 20th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Montross Branch
This annual celebration features the Westmoreland Storytellers with Daisy Howard-Douglas.

Book Corner: Celebrate Black History with Picture Books

Black History Month gives us the opportunity to celebrate black history and culture with some of these recently released books.

reading and more

Reading & More

African American Reading & More

Remembering Toni Morrison

Celebrate the life of Nobel & Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison by enjoying one of her books.

African American Cinema on Kanopy

Stream videos right now - from the Civil Rights Movement documentaries to stories of African American cinematic pioneers.

African American eBooks on OverDrive

Check out an eBook or eAudio featuring African Americans' rich heritage.

African American History Booklists

Books for Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with Books

Librarian Tracy McPeck recommends her favorite books that embrace the joys, passion, and culture of African American heritage.

Books to Inspire

Book Corner: Inspiring Picture Books

February is a great time to highlight stories by and about African Americans with children's picture books.

African American History Blog Posts

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