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Leon Co. to celebrate Black History month with music and books

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Posted at 1:29 PM, Feb 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-04 15:46:17-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Leon County will celebrate Black History Month with two event in the program room of the Collins Main Library -- a jazz concert and read-in. 

The jazz concert will be held on Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m., and the 24th Annual National African-American Read-In will take place on Thursday, February 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The concert will salute music from African-American performers. It will feature the Florida State University College of Music Student Jazz Combo under the direction of Professor Paul McKee.

At the National African-American Read-In, readers may choose and read a book from the library display or bring their favorite book written by an African-American author. Participants may also read a selection from these books aloud and listen to others read from their favorite African-American literature.

These events will celebrate African-American history and heritage, as well as highlight special contributions to everyday life. Throughout the month of February, the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System will also exhibit special displays of materials to celebrate Black History Month throughout the additional six branches of the library system.

For more information, please contact the Library’s Youth Services Coordinator Mary Douglas at 850-606-2665 / DouglasM@LeonCountyFL.gov or Jon D. Brown, Director of Leon County Community and Media Relations, at 850-606-5300 /cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov.