Celebrate African American History with CPL

Join Chicago Public Library in celebrating African American History Month in February. This year, the theme for Black History Month is Black Mental Health and Physical Wellness. We'll explore this theme through events, grab and go craft kits and reading recommendations.


See all our African American History Month events. Highlights include:

Book Clubs

View more book discussions happening this month.

Film Screenings

View more film screenings happening this month.

Online Events

Grab and Go Craft Kits

Coloring Page

Print our African American History Month coloring sheet.

Reading and Viewing Recommendations

We recommend these books and DVDs exploring African American heritage, history and Black Mental Health & Physical Wellness: