Ottawa Public Library Celebrates Black History Month

February 4, 2021

This year is the 26th anniversary of Black History Month in Canada. That makes 26 years of spotlighting Black Canadians’ contributions not only to their communities, but to all of Canadian society. This year, the Ottawa Public Library is honouring the historical contributions of so many Black Canadians with a veritable festival of virtual activities on the theme of “Canadian Black History in the Making.” These programs take place between February 2 and 27, offering something for all ages and interests: panels, author visits, remarkable personal stories, cooking and breakdance workshops, and more!

The perfect antidote to the cold and grey of winter, these events invite you to  enjoy the vibrant living colour of multigenerational history!

 Plus, do not miss the Ottawa Reads YA author visits on February 4 and 9. This month, they are spotlighting authors from the Black community, including Dïana Bélice.

On top of the busy program of events above, OPL staff will focus on Black authors in February’s storytime sessions. All you bookworms out there, check out the great book lists the OPL staff have put together for the month.

Everything is set to satisfy your curiosity. Mark your calendars, and visit for more information.

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