Friday, February 12, 2010

Black History Month - Children's Events

The Children's Museum of Richmond is hosting a great line-up of performances for Black History month on Saturdays in February, starting tomorrow, February 13th through the end of the month.

This Saturday, Grammy-nominated artist and master of the ngoni Cheick Hamala Diabate (click here to listen) and the Richmond Jazz society will perform at 11am and 1pm, respectively.

Additional performances at the Children's Museum include:

Saturday, February 20th at 11am - A dance and musical performance by Ezibu Muntu African Dance and Cultural Foundation.

Saturday, February 27th at 11am - Elegba Folklore Society
Saturday, February 27th at 1pm - Richmond Boys Choir

Additionally, the Main branch of the RPL will also be hosting the special program, "All About Peanuts on the Farm: George Washington Carver" for preschoolers on Tuesday, February 23rd at 10am.
The event will be held in the Auditorium in the lower level of the library.

If you would like to discover more about the famous inventor before the event, feel free to check out a few of these children's book selections:

A picture book of George Washington Carver
David A. Adler

A brief biography of the African American scientist who overcame tremendous hardship to make important scientific discoveries. This biography is well-suited to read aloud, and contains quotes from Mr. Carver.

A man for all seasons: the life of George Washington Carver Stephen Krensky

From our catalog:

"How does a small seed become a big pumpkin? Why do some plants need more sun than others? From the time he was a child growing up in Missouri, George Washington Carver's favorite place was the garden. His passion for learning about nature was boundless..."

George Washington Carver
Tonya Bolden

From our catalog:

"A Coretta Scott King Honor Award author offers a fresh look at this pioneering American innovator. Shampoo from peanuts? Wallpaper from clay? Ink from sweet potatoes? Discover Carver’s imagination and inspiration in this one-of-a-kind biography."

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