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CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

February is Black History Month - click below to learn how to make MLK-themed crafts, and watch video presentations celebrating MLK Day!
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BLACK HISTORY: THE STORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS

Black history is the story of African Americans in the United States and elsewhere. Click the image at left to learn about Black History Month, black leaders, the civil rights movement and more.
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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

African American History Month Resources from the National Archives. The National Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the African American experience and highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media.
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FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS

Click the image at left to learn more about famous African Americans, presented by Oprah Magazine.
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10 LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events.  In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of The Underground Railroad and historic moments like the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But these are only a few of the significant and important events to know and remember. Click the image at left to learn more.
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BIRMINGHAM BLACK BARONS

Click the image at left to learn more about the history of one of the Negro League's most successful baseball teams, the Birmingham Black Barons!
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ALABAMA

Click the image at left to access many informative articles highlighting the participation of African Americans in Alabama life, from Rosa Parks to the Freedom Riders and beyond.
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BLACK HISTORY VIDEOS FOR STUDENTS

Click the image at left to view a special collection of videos on African American history, curated especially for students!
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH
ACTIVITIES FOR CLASSROOMS

February is Black History Month. Explore the many contributions of African-Americans with our cross-curricular lessons, printables, activities, and references for grades K-12, presented by TeacherVision.
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JACKIE ROBINSON CRAFTS

Click the image at left to make your own Jackie Robinson baseball card!
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MAE JEMISON CRAFTS

Click the image at left to make your own paper rocket and Rocket Like Mae Jemison!
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STORYLINE ONLINE

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy nominated, Storyline Online, features celebrated actors including Viola Davis, Kristen Bell, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Wanda Sykes, Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Betty White and more reading children’s books to inspire a love of reading in millions of children worldwide.
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AMAZING KIDS! MAGAZINE

Welcome to Amazing Kids!, a children’s non-profit organization offering fun, challenging, and self-motivating educational enrichment for kids and teens worldwide!
Founded in 1998, Amazing Kids’ mission is to help inspire kids to discover their own unique gifts and to use them in positive and productive ways to make a difference in their lives, the communities they live in, and reach their dreams.
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CRAFT VIDEOS FOR KIDS

It's so easy to learn while playing and crafting. Colorful games and awesome life hacks for kids are there to help you grow and develop while playing and having fun. Today, we collected a lot of cool and bright crafts and ideas for kids. Jewelry, home design, paper crafts, and what not!

Click on the image at left to watch and enjoy!

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

PRE-K STORYTIMES!

January's Pre-K storytimes are back! Join us in song, dance, and delightful stories! Families, daycares, and preschools are welcome to join us for fun beginning WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15!
WHEN: Every Wednesday from 10:00 AM until 10:30 AM
WHERE: Storytime Room, Lower Level

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR TEENS

TEENS

VIDEO GAMES LIVE

Kids ages 6 to 17 can now enjoy gaming in the library on our new gaming consoles: Xbox One, Sony Playstation, and Nintendo Switch!
Please see the Youth Department for details.
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TEEN E-BOOKS

Click the image to the left to access

YOUTH SERVICES PHOTOS

TEEN DEPARTMENT

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CONTACT US

Telephone 205-428-7882
FAX 205-428-5479

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