Library Celebrates African-American History Month With Surgeon Exhibit, Cooking Demo and Programs

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Virginia Beach Public Library is hosting an exhibit and programs at several locations this month in observance of African-American History Month.


The exhibit, “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons,” is on display at the TCC/City Joint-Use Library through Feb. 28, highlighting African-American surgeons and their impacts on medicine.


At Kempsville Area Library, K.J. Braswell of Naturally Fierce Hair Salon will host a seminar to discuss transitioning from relaxed to natural hair on Feb. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.


Chef Dedra Blount of Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio will be at Central Library on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to demonstrate how to make traditional southern dishes in a healthy way.


Central Library will also host “Sunday Soul Cinema” for families on Sundays in February from 2 to 4 p.m., including “Good Hair” on Feb. 8, “Sparkle” on Feb. 15, and “42” on Feb. 22.

Windsor Woods Area Library’s teen volunteers will present a program for families about African-American inventors on Feb. 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.


For more information about these events, visit or contact the branch hosting the program.

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