Iberville Parish Library hosting events for Black History Month

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

February is Black History Month.

The public is invited to attend several wonderful programs at the Iberville Parish Library throughout the month beginning on Feb. 3 with an art show at the Plaquemine Library featuring the works of Mr. Randell Henry.

Mr. Henry has been an art professor at Southern University since 1993.

His approach to making art is like a jazz musician. He enjoys improvising with shape, color, and texture to create art in a variety of media that bears the influence of abstract expressionism, cubism, and the art of other cultures, most notably that of Africa and Asia.

So, come out to view these amazing works on display all month and stop by to meet the artist in person on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additionally, all are invited to attend a “Read-In” at the Plaquemine Branch on Saturday, Feb. 17.  Guests are invited to read aloud excerpts from any African American literature of their choosing.  This program is being held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Finally, on Tuesday, Feb. 27 and back by popular demand, the library will host our very popular and super fun “Jazz Night” at the Plaquemine Library.

“Jazz Night” features an awesome show by the “Jazzy Jags” from Southern University. This group is extremely talented and so enjoyable. 

Program time is 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and all ages are invited to this totally free event. Incredible music along with light refreshments make for a truly wonderful experience you do not want to miss!!

So, mark your calendars and plan on attending one or all these outstanding events celebrating Black History Month at Iberville Parish Library.

If you have any questions please call the library at 225-687-4397 or see us on the web at www.myipl.org Also, please don’t forget to “like us” on Facebook.