In honor of Black History Month, the Omaha Public Library is holding several events that celebrate the culture and contributions of African-Americans in the United States.
Gary Wasdin, Executive Director for the Omaha Public Library, says programs will be offered in all of the city’s libraries throughout the month.
Wasdin says there are programs for adults, kids and teens which vary from lectures and informational programs to craft activities and art shows.
"And at the South Omaha Library on Q Street, each Saturday at 1:00 p.m. we show a different movie that features some aspect of black culture and black history. Then on Wednesday the 13th in North Omaha, at the Washington Branch, we will be showing two episodes of the PBS show, African American Lives.”
An exhibition of art from the Great Plains Black History Museum and UNO professor Wanda Ewing will be on view through the month in the W. Dale Clark Library.