Black History Month at BPL

The Bridgeport Public Library Celebrates Black History Month 2023.  Throughout the month of February, please visit our library locations for book displays and exhibits celebrating Black History Month. Click here to access local Black history special collections and archives, accumulated by the Bridgeport History Center. Likewise, please join us at some or all of these free events for the whole family:


February 1st – March 1st (anytime) Let’s Make a Black History Month Quilt Together! (Burroughs-Saden Main Library, Children’s Dept.)

Wed., February 1st at 6:30pm Family Game Night: Black History Jeopardy (Burroughs-Saden Main Library, Children’s Dept.)

Weds., February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd March 1st at 6pm Black History Month Storytime Series (Burroughs-Saden Main Library, Children’s Dept.)

February 1st – March 1st (anytime) Teen Room Trivia Board (Burroughs-Saden Main Library, Teen Room)

Tue., February 7th at 4pm Creation Station: Design Your Own Protest Sign in Honor of Black History Month (Burroughs-Saden Main Library, Teen Room)

Wed., February 8th at 6pm Black History: The Underground Railroad (Newfield Branch)

Thu., February 9th at 5pm Black History Month Movie: The Tuskegee Airmen (Newfield Branch)

Thu., February 9th at 6:30pm Black History in Connecticut: Artifacts from the Connecticut Historical Society (Black Rock Branch)

Wed., February 15th at 5pm Black History Month Poetry (East Side Branch)

Thu., February 16th at 6pm Black History Month Book Club (Black Rock Branch)

Tue., February 21st at 6pm Hidden Figures in African American and Black History (North Branch)

Thu., February 23rd at 5pm Black History Month Movie: King Richard (Newfield Branch)

Thu., February 23rd at 7pm Rhonda Denet: From Ella to Aretha ~ Concert at the Klein Memorial Auditorium (free tickets available at all BPL locations)

Sat., February 25th at 1pm Black History: Paper Freedom Quilt (Newfield Branch, Children’s Room)

Mon., February 27th at 4pm We Rise: Sharing the Black Experience Through Literature (Burroughs-Saden Main Library, Teen Room)

For more information please contact your local branch:

Burroughs-Saden (Main) Library (203-576-7400 ext. 408); Black Rock Branch (203-576-7025); East Side Branch (203-576-7431); Newfield Branch (203-576-7828); North Branch (203-576-7821) Beardsley Branch (Opening soon!)