Posted by Brandon Jarvis
What: The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, in partnership with Chesterfield County’s Department of Parks and Recreation, will present a story time at the Chesterfield County Museum. This free program will engage the museum’s youngest visitors with stories and a hands-on craft. The January theme is trees. Children will visit the 200-year-old oak tree outside the museum. Time for Stories is recommended for children, ages 2-5, who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. After the program, all are welcome to visit the County Museum and Old Jail.
When: Saturday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.
Where: Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield
Information: Reservations are not required, but space is limited.
Author Event-Clare’s Kitchen
What: Clare Schapiro is a passionate culinary explorer and regular contributor to the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s food section, where she shares food adventures and favorite recipes. Her recently published book “Stories and Recipes from Clare’s Kitchen” is full of her favorite, time-tested recipes as well as stories any foodie will want to hear. A book sale and signing will follow the program.
When: Friday, Jan. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.,
Where: North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road
Contact: 751-CCPL or visit http://library.chesterfield.gov.
Black History Month
Black History Month in Chesterfield County is a 28-year tradition of producing education and entertainment events that are all free and open to the public. Each year’s celebration is unique and special, with music, lectures, performances and much more. All events take place at Chesterfield County public libraries.
To register for an event, visit http://library.chesterfield.gov/events/register/.
- Ban Caribe
What: Enjoy an evening of singing and a blend of Latin, Caribbean and rhythm and blues music.
When and Where: Thursday, Feb. 2, 7-8:30 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd.
- Sukey: Life with Dolley Madison
What: Learn about life on James Madison’s Montpelier plantation and during his time in the White House. Charmaine Crowell-White portrays Sukey, Dolley Madison’s servant. Registration is required.
When and Where: Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road
Thursday, Feb. 16, 7-7:45 p.m., Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road
Monday, Feb. 27, 7-7:45 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd.
- Beginning African-American Genealogy
What: Jody Raab, Richmond Family History Center, introduces techniques and resources to use in African-American genealogical research. Registration is required.
When and Where: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7-8 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre Street
Saturday, Feb. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Clover Hill Library 6701 Deer Run Drive
- Meet Dr. King
What: Children learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and may be inspired to use his example in their own schools and communities. This program is for children ages 4-10. Registration is required.
When and Where: Saturday, Feb. 11, 10:30-11:15 a.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road
- Black History Heroes, Soldiers and Spies
What: Learn about spies during the Civil War, Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen. This program is for adults and children, ages 8 and older. Registration is required.
When and Where: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2-2:45 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd.
- Virginia Untold
What: A new digital collection at the Library of Virginia helps researchers learn about the lives of African-Americans dating back to the 17th century. Registration required.
When and Where: Monday, Feb. 13, 7-8 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre Street
- Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles
What: Dr. Bert Ashe discusses his personal journey and the history of dreadlocks and black identity. Book sale/signing afterwards. Registration is required.
When and Where: Thursday, Feb. 23, 7-8 p.m., LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road
Contact Person: Chris Ruth
Contact Email: RuthC@chesterfield.gov
Contact Phone: (804) 748-1161