There are a number of ways to celebrate Black History Month in east Toronto in the coming week.
On Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., the Riverdale Library, 370 Broadview Ave., will host a film night featuring a screening of The Ninth Floor, a movie about the infamous Sir George Williams race riot. Presented by the National Film Board, the screening will be held in the library’s children’s program room.
The following day, Friday, Feb. 17, there will be a Black History Month story time at the Pape/Danforth branch from children ages 2 to 6. The drop-in event runs from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at the branch’s second floor program room. The Pape/Danforth Library is located at 701 Pape Ave., just south of Danforth Avenue.
On Saturday, Feb. 18, Mystic Drumz will host a hands-on drumming workshop from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Main Street Library, 137 Main St., just south of Gerard Street East. Every participant will have the chance to learn how to play an instrument. Registration is required. This workshop is for children age 5 to 12. Register in the branch or call 416-393-7700 to sign up.
Carnival Spice entertainment is presenting an energetic dance and spoken word show titled A Journey Through Dance at the Riverdale branch on Friday, Feb. 24. The event, which will highlight African, Caribbean and Hip Hop culture through dance and spoken-word dialogue, will run from 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Visit http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca for more details.