Black History Programs at Iberville Libraries

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Artist Barbara W. Franklin will teach a “Cloth Doll Workshop” that lets you design and create your own doll on Saturday, February 16.

Iberville Parish Library will feature several programs to celebrate Black History in the month of February. Barbara W. Franklin is a Folk Doll Artist from New Orleans and is renowned for her embroidery skills and has a great passion for dollmaking. On Saturday, February 16, she will teach a “Cloth Doll Workshop” that lets you design and create your own doll. Ages 13-Adult are invited to participate, and all supplies are provided. This program will be held at the North Iberville Community Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is a free program with limited space so please sign up by phone, online at the library’s website, or in person at any library branch.

Also, at the Plaquemine branch on Tuesday, February 26, the phenomenal Jazzy Jags return for one night only! Come enjoy smooth and easy jazz music by Southern University’s Jazzy Jags of the Alvin Batiste Jazz Institute under the direction of Harry Anderson Sr. & Herman Jackson. The show is from 7-9 p.m. in the library meeting room and refreshments will be served while you enjoy the music. You don’t want to miss this wonderful night.

Across the river in East Iberville the library will have a Black History program on Saturday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants are invited to map out trips using “The Green Book” This book was a travel guide published between 1936 and 1966 that listed business establishments that welcomed African American travelers. In an age of sundown towns, segregation, and lynching the book became an indispensable tool for safe travel. All ages are invited to attend.

These are just some of the awesome library programs you and your family can attend to celebrate Black History Month in February. Be sure to check out our website: We have posted calendars listing all of the great things going on at our parish branches Also be sure to like us on Facebook! If you need any additional information, you can contact the main branch at 225-687-4397.

Contributed by Iberville Parish Library