Black History is Living History
The Desmond-Fish Public Library is proud to celebrate Black history, during Black History Month and every month; its achievements, vitality, endurance, and vision enrich us all. As librarians, Americans, and human beings, we at the Desmond-Fish Public Library are indebted to Black culture and Black history, and affirm that Black lives matter, that Black history is American history, and that Black joy is vital.
Events for Kids
Events for Adults
Great Reads For Black History Month & Throughout the Year
Racial Equity and Social Justice at the DFPL
In this time of national and international protest against injustice, inequality, and violence against Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color, the Desmond-Fish Public Library is committed to providing services, resources, and programs that uphold all libraries’ core values of democracy, diversity, and social responsibility. In keeping with these values, the staff and Board of Trustees of the Desmond-Fish Public Library support the statement of the American Library Association condemning systemic racism and social injustice.
The Library’s Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee continues to evaluate positive steps that can be taken to provide a countervailing force to hate and racism, and welcomes community input. To assist the Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee with its work, or for further information, please contact the Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee liason, Ryan Biracree.
Events for Black History Month