Submitted by edawson on Sun, 02/06/2022 - 22:15

Black History Month 2022

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize, celebrate, and honor the rich and diverse history, important contributions, and achievements of Black Americans.

Although the month of February has been designated Black History Month since 1976, we at Sonoma County Library recognize that the commitment to celebrating and learning about the generations of Black Americans who have influenced and enriched the nation and society is much more than just a month. We commit to honor Black history, community, and culture; recognizing and celebrating the achievements of Black Americans, locally and nationally during Black History Month and all year round.

In February 2022, we celebrate Black History Month by hosting virtual programs and by highlighting/amplifying books, collections, and resources available through your Sonoma County Library. Since “Black Health and Wellness” is the national theme for Black History Month 2022, we are specially featuring relevant library and local community resources.

Join us to continue understanding, respecting, and celebrating Black history and culture in Sonoma County and beyond.

Black History Month

Books, Collections, and Resources

Virtual Events

Join Dr. Eki’Shola Edwards as she shares her personal story of resilience and hope. An award-winning musician and internist/lifestyle medicine physician, she will present simple techniques to foster creativity and wellness followed by a Q&A session.


Feb. 26 - Virtual Black History Program: Black Health and Wellness
Presented by the Petaluma Blacks for Community Development, this Black History Month celebration centers on this year's theme of "Black Health and Wellness" by bringing the community together for music, dance, history, discussion, and more.
Register now at:
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Feb. (all month) - #GoodTrouble Action Pack (Teen Poster Project); kits available until supplies run out.
In response to the banner-burning incident that took place at the Sebastopol Library in January 2022; Sonoma County Library is providing teens the opportunity to stand up and speak out by creating posters inspired by popular social movements such as Black Lives Matter, human rights, anti-bullying, disability rights, climate action, anti-racism, LGBTQIA+, neurodiversity, and free speech.

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