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Feb 14

Newport News Public Library Celebrates Black History Month with Music, Trivia Night Events

Posted on February 14, 2018 at 10:02 AM by Communications Department

Join the Newport News Public Library for its third annual Black History Month community event on Saturday, February 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Heritage High School. Last year’s program drew over 300 attendees. This year’s program, When the Music Moves Ya, is a chronological presentation of how music is imbedded in African American culture, from the transatlantic slave trade to contemporary history.
2-14 black history monthThe event aims to celebrate the history of African Americans in a way that is both entertaining and educational. When the Music Moves Ya features performers from local community groups, schools and universities, and a dance company. In addition to celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of African Americans during Black History Month, this program promotes open and personal interactions among all of the diverse cultures in Newport News.
When the Music Moves Ya is free and open to all ages. This event is sponsored by the Neisser Fund. For more information call Main Street Library at 757-591-4858.
Grissom Library is also hosting a Black History Month trivia night on Thursday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. The program tests participants’ knowledge of notable black figures, black history events, culture, and more and the top three finishers receive trophies! The Library has great resources to help patrons brush up on their black history knowledge prior to the event. To explore the Library’s catalog, please visit This event is free and open to all ages. Participants can enter individually or as a group of four. For more information call Grissom Library at 757-369-3190.