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Black History Month first became a month-long celebration in 1976. Organizers chose February for the honor, as it held both Fredrick Douglass's and Abraham Lincoln's birthdays. We've compiled a list of books to help you explore African American life and culture. Also, see Kanopy for some insightful streaming documentaries and films.
Join us to celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. Seven participating library locations (see list below) will host free storytime programs with crafts and cupcakes, and children of all ages can help make Dolly Parton’s 8-foot-long birthday card. The Knox County Imagination Library program will celebrate its own milestone as well: since 2005, the program has mailed out 2.5 million books to Knox County children under the age of five.