Special to the Herald
Savannah – Throughout February, Live Oak Public Libraries will observe Black History Month with free storytelling, activities, and programs throughout its three-county system. This year’s theme is African Americans and the Arts, celebrating the immense cultural influence of Black Americans on music, literature, dance, and the visual arts.
The community is invited to explore authors, artists and special events honoring the Black experience. Library programs will expand patrons’ knowledge of local Black history, empower them to use the library’s genealogy resources to learn more about family history, and engage them with dynamic storytelling.
Throughout February, multiple libraries will host local master storyteller Lillian Grant-Baptiste, who will use the magic of storytelling to weave stories of adventure and resilience from the African Diaspora. Grant-Baptiste’s presentation is set for Feb. 10, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Oglethorpe Mall location; and Feb. 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Bull Street location in Savannah.
Local artist and researcher Jimmie Lee Westly Jr., will highlight the legacy of Black Americans in the world of thoroughbred horse racing on Feb. 29 at the Oglethorpe Mall location beginning at 4 p.m.
All library programming is free and open to the public. Check the library’s program schedule online at www.liveoakpl.org/blackhistory or contact the Rincon and Springfield branches for more information.