The Cooper Branch will be closing at 11:00am on Saturday, December 7 for the Colonial Beach holiday parade. 

The Snow Branch will be closing at 12:00pm on Saturday, December 7 for the Spotsylvania holiday parade. 

The Fredericksburg Branch will be closing at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 7 for the Fredericksburg City holiday parade. Our digital collection is available 24/7. 

Program: African American History

Celebrate African American History

Celebrate a rich heritage with local events and selections from our collection.

African American History Events

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.

African American History Month Celebration

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

Fabulous Friday: African American Heroes

Feb 14th | 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Fredericksburg Branch
Celebrate African American History month with this Fabulous Friday for children K-6.

African American Events

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.

National African American Read-In

Feb 1st | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Community leaders share literature & music in celebration of African American history. In partnership with the Stafford Branch of the NAACP.

Reading & 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 Reads

African American Experience for Children

Fiction and nonfiction tales for children of the African American experience in the past and the present.

CRRL History: African-American Voices

Here you will find resources on statewide and local African-American history.

CRRL Picks: African American Success Stories

These books chronicle the stories of people rising from poverty to success against a backdrop of segregation and discrimination.

African American Experience for Teens

Young adult stories, both fiction and nonfiction, as experienced by African Americans.

Reads & More

Fredericksburg's African American History

Learn about the history of African Americans in the City of Fredericksburg.

Book Corner: Inspiring Picture Books

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

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette

James was a slave in Virginia when the American Revolution began but was a hero by the end of it.

Reads & More

Westmoreland's African American History

Learn more about Westmoreland County’s African American history, which dates back to the 17th century.

Stafford's African American History

From runaway slave Anthony Burns to Palmer Hayden, artist of the Harlem Renaissance, Stafford's historic African American roots run deep.

Celebrate Black History Month with Books

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