Black History Month
Black History Month honours the contributions and achievements of Black Canadians and provides an opportunity to showcase the past, present and future of community culture and innovations. It is a time of education, reflection and celebration.
Mississauga is one of Canada’s most culturally diverse cities and to reflect on that diversity and vibrancy this webpage has been created to spotlight talented artists, authors, musicians and more, amplifying the local voices and stories.
Explore book displays, reading lists and exhibitions curated for Black History Month. The activities and resources are available throughout the entire month of February.
Hosting Unearth Uncover exhibition
This rented exhibition will be presented to support the continued advocacy for inclusion of Black hisory in the Ontario education curriculum.
African drumming and storytelling
February 3 and 10, 2024
In African culture, drumming and storytelling are part of the celebration of life, especially its cycles and seasons. Join us for an entertaining dance, hand drumming and interactive storytelling program. The event will be presented by Drums Etal and drums will be provided.
Mississauga Library’s Author Talk series features a wide range of talented writers. Hear authors read from their books, ask questions, learn about the writing process and find out more about their storytelling craft.
February 28, 2024
February Author Talks features Suzette Mayr, author of The Sleeping Car Porter. The story is about Baxter, a Black man in 1929 who works as a sleeping-car porter on a train that travels across the country.
Let’s Talk Black History Month
February 20 and 27, 2024
Join us to celebrate Black History Month. Read and discuss poems, short stories and novels, essays, lyrics and scenes from plays. Our book clubs are a great way to meet other readers and talk about books you might not have discovered yourself. Share your reading favourite with other book lovers and disucss what you have been reading.