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Black History Month Celebration Includes Virtual Author Visit, Storytimes and More!

Posted at 8:18 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 08:19:18-05

In observance of Black History Month, Capital Area District Libraries will be offering virtual events and content for the entire family regardless if they are a member of the library system or not. Events require free registration which will allow the library to respond back with access information. Unfortunately, no in-person events will be offered due to the current pandemic.

Color Adjustment Revisited

Thirty years ago, Marlon Riggs’ documentary Color Adjustment scrutinized television’s racial myths and stereotypes. Have things gotten better? In a special episode of CADL's podcast, guest host and Lansing Twp. Supervisor Diontrae Hayes discusses the portrayal of African Americans on television with Dr. Julian Chambliss from Michigan State University. The episode can be found by visiting

Black History Month Storytime Series

Celebrate African American and African culture with stories and songs for preschoolers, presented by CADL staff and special guests. The events take place live on our Facebook page (you do not need an account to view them).

CADL’s Miss Cassie hosts local author Julian VanDyke
Saturday, Feb. 6 • 11 a.m.

CADL South Lansing Storytime Team
Sunday, Feb. 14 • 2 p.m.

Folktales with Storyteller Miz Rosie
Saturday, Feb. 20 • 11 a.m.

CADL South Lansing Storytime Team
Thursday, Feb. 25 • 6:30 p.m.

A Discussion with Author Beverly Jenkins
Thursday Feb. 11 • 6:30 p.m.

A popular and distinguished writer of historical, romantic, African American, and contemporary fiction, Jenkins will discuss her titles including her Bring on the Blessings series. Registration required to receive an email link to the event on Microsoft Teams. Register by visiting

Black History and Culture Trivia Night
Friday, Feb. 12 • 6:30 p.m.

Compete for glory and prizes when you test your knowledge at this virtual event. *Registration required; the first 50 to register will receive a link to the event on Microsoft Teams. Register by visiting

Online Teen Genre Club
Thursday, Feb. 18 • 4 p.m.

Meet online to talk about your favorite black authors and more. You will need a working webcam. Registration required at 517-694-9351 or visit After registering an event link will be provided.

Also, check out and enjoy titles available through CADL’s digital collection and contactless item pickup service. For more information, visit

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