Black History Month 2015 at Onondaga County Public Library – Beauchamp Branch

Africa Initiative, Syracuse University’s Department of African American Studies, the Black Graduate Students Association, and Pan African Community of Central New York (PACCNY), in partnership with Onondaga County Public Library’s Beauchamp Branch Library Present:

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Black History Month 2015 at Beauchamp Branch Library

2111 S. Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13205


Free Vision Screening For 55 and Older

Wednesday, February 4

11:00 am-1:00 pm

Presenter: Aurora of Central New York

Please join us for free vision screening and eye health checkup for people aged 55 years and Older.

Ragtime: the Musical

Saturday, February 7

2:00-3:00 pm

Presenter: St. David’s Episcopal Church

A choreographed performance based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of a new America through song and dance.

Ebola Virus Disease: A Health Emergency

 Saturday, February 7

3:00-4:30 pm

Presenter: Hdayatu Salawu, MD

Dr. Hdayatu Salawu will explore the root causes of the Ebola Virus Disease and suggest strategies for prevention of future Epidemics.


Gospel Musical Rendition

 Tuesday, February 10

5:00-7:00 pm

Presenter: The Senior Choir at Southern Missionary Baptist Church in Syracuse

Come and enjoy soulful gospel music by the Senior Choir of the Southern Missionary Baptist Church in Syracuse.


Sun Soy all-Natural Candle-making

Thursday, February 12

4:30-7:00 pm

Facilitator: DreamTeam1

 Join us to learn candle making; an opportunity to design your own candle using sun soy; create your own favorite fragrance; community working together in harmony. For ages 10 and above. Please call for registration at 315-435-3395.


Rendezvous with Sankofa Piece Makers

(For Ages 12-19)

Saturday, February 14

12:00-1:00 pm

 Hosts: Sankofa Piece Makers of Syracuse, NY

Members of Sankofa Piecemakers will demonstrate the basics of quilt making.

Hands Only CPR- Saving the Life of a Loved One


Saturday, February 14

2:00-3:00 pm

Facilitator: Focusing Our Resources for Community Enlightenment (FORCE) Ready Syracuse Project

February is American Heart Month. Learn how you can make a difference. Receive information about cardiovascular disease and CPR, watch the course DVD, then get a chance to learn and practice hands-only CPR on an adult manikin.


African Dance Extravaganza

Tuesday, February 17

6:00-7:00 pm

Host: Adanfo Ensemble Musical Band

 Come and join us to enjoy sensational musical performances by the Adanfo Ensemble, an extraordinary group of highly experienced and talented dancers and musicians from Africa.

Voices of Praise

Thursday, February 19

5:00-7:00 pm

Presenter: The Voices of Praise Choir at Southern Missionary Baptist Church in Syracuse

 Come get some excitement at your local library and uplift your spirit with voices of praise.

Black History Jeopardy

Friday, February 20

3:00-4:30 pm

Facilitator: Michaela and Friends

Test your knowledge of Black history with a game of

Black History Jeopardy. Make sure to get your study guides for jeopardy. We’ll test your knowledge of prominent figures and important events in Black history. Prizes for our winners!


Blood Pressure Screening and Raffle Draws

Saturday, February 21

3:00-4:30 pm

Facilitator: Dr. Hdayatu Salawu

 Come and join us for free blood pressure screening.


Hope’s Garden Fashion Show by BODII BII CORII

Saturday, February 28

2:30-4:30 pm

Facilitator: Quieesha Burns

Do you want to be seen in clothes that make a statement? Then come and join us at this exclusive premiere fashion show by these multi-talented young designers from Syracuse.


PJ Time

Monday, February 2

6:00 pm

Do the Pajama Time Dance! Put on your jammies and join us to read African Folklores and make a craft. Pajamas are not required, but much more fun.

Knitting Club

Tuesdays, February 3, 10, 17, and 24

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Have you been wanting to learn to knit? Our 6 week series continues to help kids learn to knit.



Wednesday, February 11

10:00 am

Valentine stories and a simple craft perfect for your preschooler.

Afterschool Craft

Thursday, February 12 and 26

2:00 pm

Join us for Black History Month craft making.

Valentine’s Day Craft

Saturday, February 14

2:00 pm

Make a special craft to celebrate the day of love.

African Weaving

Tuesday, February 17

2:00 pm

Learn how to weave and make yourself something fun.

Cooking Literacy

Wednesday, February 18

2:00 pm

The National Award Winning program Cooking-Up Literacy returns with a special African edition. Join us as we learn about African culture and make some tasty African food.


Thursday, February 19

2:00 pm

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with a special storytime.

Family Movie

Saturday, February 21

2:30 pm

Title: Gabby Douglas Story (86 minutes)

How Gabby Douglas became the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event.

Black History Storytime

Wednesday, February 25

10:00 am

A Black History storytime and craft your preschooler will love

Kid Inventors Club

Saturday, February 28

2:00 pm

Ever wanted to invent something? Think you can make the next cool gadget? Come to Kid Inventors Club and find out how!