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.
Black Innovations in STEAM
This year, we’re honoring Black contributions to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Stop by the Innovation & Learning Center from February 12-29th to pick up a Take & Make kit, with which you can build your own working matchbox microphone and learn about Dr. James E. West, the inventor of the electret microphone. Girls in our Girls Who Code club will spend the month learning about black women in STEAM, with activities on NASA scientist Katherine Johnson and mathematician Gladys West, whose work helped develop GPS technology.
Great Reads For Black History Month & Throughout the Year