Camden County Library System to Celebrate Black History Month

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(Voorhees, NJ) – To celebrate Black History Month, the Camden County Library System is hosting a series of educational and recreational events throughout the month of February. Events include workshops, book clubs, discussions and more, for both youth and adults.


“February provides an incredibly important opportunity for all of us to come together as a community to learn about and honor Black history here in America,” said Commissioner Melinda Kane, liaison to the Camden County Library System. “We encourage everyone to visit their local library this month to either attend one of these events or to check out books about Black history.”


The event schedule for adults is as follows:

  • Waist Bead Workshop
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m., M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m., Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue Branch
  • Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2:00 p.m., Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch
  • Tired Eyes Book Club: Finding Me by Viola Davis
  • Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., virtual
  • The Second Tuesday Short Story Discussion for Seniors: Everyday Use by Alice Walker
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m., M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library
  • Kanopy Movie Buff Film Club
  • Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., virtual
  • Real Life Reads Book Club: All That She Carried by Tiya Miles
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., virtual
  • STORYeX: Telling Your Family Story eXperience
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m., virtual
  • Indie Lens Pop-Up Documentary
  • Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m., virtual

The youth event schedule is as follows:

  • Crafternoon: Make and Take a Mini Kente Cloth Quilt
  • Monday, Feb. 6 at 3:30p.m., ages 7 to 12, Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue Branch
  • George Crum and the Saratoga Chip
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m., ages 5 to 14, Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue Branch
  • Art Inspired: Alma Thomas
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m., South County Regional Branch Library
  • African Drum Circle with Music Play Patrol
  • Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m., South County Regional Branch Library
  • Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m., William G. Rohrer Memorial Library Haddon Twp Branch
  • Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m., Anthony P. Infanti Bellmawr Branch
  • Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m., Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch
  • Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m., Gloucester Twp-Blackwood Rotary Public Library
  • Saturday, Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m., M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library
  • Preschool Painters: Alma Thomas Inspired Art
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m., ages 3 to 5 (accompanied by a caregiver,) Gloucester Twp-Blackwood Rotary Public Library
  • Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
  • Wednesday, Feb.15 at 3:15 p.m., ages 5 to 12, Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue Branch


The full list of events to celebrate and honor Black History Month can be found at


Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Camden, Bellmawr, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees Township. The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Commissioners and the Camden County Library Commission. For more information about the Camden County Library System, visit us online at or by calling (856) 772-1636.