As everyone knows, February is Black History Month. However, here’s something everyone might not know. In honor of the month this year, the High Point Library is holding a special “Black History Expo” that will offer insights into African-American history, as well as examples of African-American art.
The event will also allow visitors the opportunity to further their education on black history and the black experience.
The expo will be held at the High Point Public Library at 901 N. Main St. in High Point on Saturday, Feb. 22. The event will take over the first-floor lobby of the building and will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At the expo, there will be various displays pertaining to black history as well as a collection of books on the subject. It will also highlight other materials pertaining to black history that the library has available for circulation.
Also on display will be charcoal drawings by a local artist as well as other artwork and posters in keeping with the theme.
Trevor Noah, the South-African born comedian who now host’s Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” won’t be there that afternoon but there will be a discussion of his best-selling book – Born a Crime. That discussion, led by the Sisters Connected Book Club, will take place at 1 p.m. in the Book Lovers Room on the third floor of the library.
Sisters Connected, which began in July of 1998, is a local book club that discusses African-American books. The group is sponsored by the High Point Public Library and everyone is welcome to attend – however, to get the most out of that discussion, you might want to read Born a Crime before going.
During the expo, there will also be a variety of vendors in the lobby offering products and services.
The expo is free and open to the public. For more information, people can call Maxine Days at 336-883-3646 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.