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Celebrating Black History Month @ the Library

WC Public Library

     Displays and programs at the West Chicago Public Library will help mark February as Black History Month. The Library will feature a concert with professional storyteller Oba William King on Wednesday evening, February 6 at 7 pm as part of the celebration.

     Mr. King combines his professional theatrical training with a distinct poetic style, sharing the traditional art form of storytelling “as if it were a sacred gift.”  His program will celebrate African-American heritage, demonstrate cultural tradition, and encourage cultural diversity by interweaving stories and poetry with rhythm and song to create a wonderfully entertaining and educational event for the whole family to enjoy.

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. history. The public is invited to enjoy this free event by registering online at or by calling the Library at (630) 231-1552, x4.


  • Shelley Campbell, Public Relations Specialist
    West Chicago Public Library District
    Phone:  (630) 231-1552, x128
    FAX:  (630) 231-1709


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