Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Celebrates Black History Month

January 30, 2024

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library celebrates Black History Month throughout February with various programs, events and booklists. Below are some ways the community can learn more about the month, and participate in discussions, author meetups and storytimes.

Featured Programs & Events:

Black Genealogy: Moving Beyond the 1870 Census

Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.

Mountain Island Library

Celebrate Black History Month at Mountain Island Library with an exciting program presented by Danielle Pritchett, Genealogy Librarian at the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room. Unlock the secrets of African American genealogy with this presentation, navigating the challenges of tracing enslaved or free ancestors. Learn more and register at

National African American Read-In Celebration

Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m.

Sugar Creek Charter School

Join the Library on Feb. 17 from 11am-1:30pm for its annual National African American Read-In celebration at Sugar Creek Charter School! This year, our theme is "Celebrating Literacy Through the Arts." Learn more at

Meet Author: ReShonda Tate

Saturday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Hickory Grove Library

Hickory Grove Public Library welcomes Bestselling author ReShonda Tate. As the national bestselling author of more than fifty books, ReShonda Tate has the credentials, and the passion, to bring stories to life. Learn more and register at

Black History Month Programs & Events:

Black History Month Booklist: