WFL Special Edition: Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month by Reading, Listening, and Viewing

Kanopy, our film streaming service, offers a variety of Black History relevant films featuring history, major figures, current events and African American cinema. Create a Kanopy account for free with your library card.
Friday Morning Book Group on Zoom
The Friday Morning Book Group is meeting via Zoom on February 19th to discuss Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson at 10:00 AM. If you're interested in joining please contact Deb Berenbaum in Information Services to receive the Zoom link.

Copies of Just Mercy are available to checkout on the second floor behind the Reference Desk. New members are welcome.
Try a New Format: Read & Listen Digitally
Curated Black History Month collections of ebooks and audiobooks are available through Libby by OverDive & Hoopla.
Join us for a screening of Alice's Ordinary People: The Chicago Freedom Movement. Alice Tregay's story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. Alice's life story reads like a history of the movement. *The film is available through Kanopy with your library card.

Immediately after the film screening, filmmaker Craig Dudnick will present an overview of the Civil Rights Movement, what lead to Chicago and Alice's role in bringing politics to the Movement. Questions and discussion will follow.
Reading Recommendations
The untold story of the Black students who fought for identity between integration and affirmative action.
Julian Bond's Time to Teach by Julian Bond He explains the youth activism, community ties, and strategizing required to build strenuous and successful movements. 
Deep Delta Justice by Matthew Van Meter Gary Duncan's insistence on seeking justice empowered generations of defendants-disproportionately poor and black-to demand fair trials.
Black Radical by Kerri Greenridge William Monroe Trotter empowered the working class despite the violent racism post- Reconstruction America.
A wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting.
An introverted young man from Alabama, black and queer, has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood.
A woman trying to make sense of her life while navigating the shifting landscapes of contemporary sexual manners and racial politics.
The Vignes twin sisters are identical, but one passes as a white woman while the other is black.
February 23 at 6:00 PM
In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black mother­hood by telling the story of the women who raised and shaped three of America’s most pivotal heroes.

Sponsored by the Boston Public Library in partnership with the Museum of African American History, the State Library of Massachusetts, and American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Books & More On Display in the Library
African American Contributions: History, Facts, and Culture
Books, music, audiobooks and films.
Browse the display on the second floor.
Black History Month
Books for all ages.
Browse the display in the Children's Room.
Kriston Jae Bethel is an award-winning, independent editorial, documentary and advertising photographer based out of the Philadelphia area. Producing environmental portraits alongside photojournalism coverage
February 25 at 6:30 PM
Through the lens of Philadelphia-based photojournalist Kriston Jae Bethel, gain a better understanding of the driving forces behind the Black Lives Matters movement, including issues of criminal justice, economic inequality and urban development. In addition to looking at social problems, examine the solutions that are being enacted to help solve them. This moderated talk will use his photos from diverse stories to spark a deeper conversation on what it means to be Black in America.

March 7 at 3:00 PM
The World of Wellesley invites you to join their annual and interactive Community Book Read 2020-2021. Read the book and organize or join a book discussion.

Race is a powerful, societal qualifier and by reading this book you will discover how Dr. Walker provides ways by which to enter into discussions about race and race relations. Dr. Walker is a licensed psychologist who has worked at Harvard Business School and Wellesley College.