Black History Month

Workshops and programs

Author Talks

Celebrate Black History Month with a thought provoking conversation with these eminent authors featured during Mississauga Library’s Author Talk series.

Jael Richardson

Friday, February 26, 7-8 pm

Join us for a conversation with Jael Richardson, executive director of the FOLD literary festival and an outspoken advocate on issues of diversity. Jael Richardson received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph.

She is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, A Father’s Life and the dystopian novel Gutter Child.

Natasha Henry

Friday, February 12, 7-8 pm

Join us for a conversation with Natasha Henry who is president of the Ontario Black History Society. Natasha Henry is an educator, historian, curriculum consultant. She is currently completing a PhD in History at York University, researching the enslavement of African people in early Ontario.

Online English conversation circles

Thursdays, 7-8 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and relaxed environment. Ages 13+

Discussions about Black History Month will take place during February.

Children’s programming

Pre-recorded video book talks for school-aged children. One video per week during the month of February.

Book list

A list of books celebrating black history month, fiction and non-fiction. This list will also be accessible from the library homepage.