Year-round, and especially in February, we at NPL amplify Black history through our collection, story times, and other events at locations across the system.
Celebrate Black Authors: New Fiction
Black History Month: New Nonfiction
Puppet Truck presents Lorraine
Set in the Tennessee hills, this musical marionette show introduces us to Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a big storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get through the fearsome thunder and rain? For ages 4-12; families are welcome.
Books and stories, crafts and songs, and heroes from George Washington Carver to Rosa Parks: all make appearances in our librarians' creative celebrations of Black history for children.
Inspiring Black Women
Picture Books for Black History Month
Visit the Civil Rights Room
The Civil Rights Room is a space for education and exploration of NPL's Civil Rights Collection. The materials exhibited there capture the drama of a time when thousands of African-American citizens in Nashville sparked a nonviolent challenge to racial segregation in the city and across the South.