More Than A Month - The Library celebrates Black history, culture and heritage

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2018 Media Contact: Katherine Jardine (415) 557-4295;

Black History Month is an integral part of our nation’s tradition in which we promote affirmative examples of important historical events, honorable leaders and steps towards collective change. This year, the Library has titled the programs that celebrate Black history, culture & heritage More Than a Month in an effort to emphasize that reflection, open dialogue, interdisciplinary education and shared advocacy needs to take place in our communities every month, all year round. Beginning on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday weekend and throughout February, the Library champions Black history, culture & heritage with special music, dance, crafts and storytelling events at every branch in the City. More Than a Month features film screenings and literary events for adults, interactive events for teens, hands-on activities for kids and exhibits, music and craft classes for the whole family. Visit the African American Center in the Main Library to learn about historical, political and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and beyond. In addition to housing a collection of reference materials spanning a broad range of subject areas, the Center organizes many free exhibits and programs. “All year long we invite you to join us every day, in every library location,” says library spokesperson Katherine Jardine, “to continue honoring and celebrating the diverse and special histories and heritages that make up our beloved City and our unique country.” All programs and exhibits are free and open to the public. More information, including the program guide, at sfpl.org/more-than-a-month. Program highlights: The Black Comix Arts Festival – Jan. 14, Main Library, Koret Auditorium I Am Alfonso Jones Comic Arts Demo – Jan. 13, Main Library, Latino Hispanic Room Jazz Performance by Six Roses – Jan. 13, Anza Hambone, History and Humor with Unique Derique – Jan. 13, Marina & North Beach Kirk Waller - African and African-American Stories – Jan. 19 Portola & Jan. 20 Main Library, Children’s Center African Dance with Moeketsi Gibe – Jan. 20, Park African Drumming with Moeketsi Gibe – Jan. 20, Mission Musician Rado with Kids Music SF – Jan. 13, Noe Valley, Jan. 23, Golden Gate & Sunset Charlottesville, Anthem Protest and Race – Jan. 24, Park Talking with Kids About Race: Nurturing Justice – Jan. 27, Main Library, Koret Auditorium Film Screening: Moonlight – Jan. 27, Western Addition Asheba, Musical Storyteller – Jan. 27, Ocean View Exhibits If Superpowers Could Save My Community – Beginning Jan. 6, Main Library, African American Center A Game of Color – Beginning Jan. 13, Main Library, Skylight Gallery

January 9, 2018