Dayton Metro Library to celebrate Black History month with multiple events
February is Black History month, and the Dayton Metro Library is set to host a variety of programs across the Miami Valley starting next week.
The events will take place at the Main Library in Dayton and the Vandalia Branch, according to a press release from the library.
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Main Library Events:
February 8: “So You Wanna Be A Rocket Scientist?” event will be held in the Children’s Creativity Space from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This family-friendly event has rocket-related activities according to the release.
February 9: “Black Owned Business Workshop” will be in conference room 3A on the third floor from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Jemichael Blanton, creator, and founder of the Expoit Clothing line will share tips and resources with participants.
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Vandalia Branch Events:
February 9: “Redlining: Mapping Racism” from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The event will have Myla Cardona-Jones from Sinclair Community College talking about how Redlining was responsible for large-scale disinvestment in Black and Brown communities and how it’s still affecting those communities.
Vestiges of Redlining: Mapping Equity in Dayton will be on display at the Vandalia Branch until February 18.
For more information about the event visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Programs or call the Library’s Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.
More Black History Month programs and events can be found by visiting DaytonMetroLibrary.org/BlackCulture.