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African American History Month
Date: Feb 2 - 28
Location: DeSoto Library
Age: 4-17
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

Children and teens are invited to join us in celebrating African American leaders, inventors, authors, and more during the month of February. Read 3 books by or about an African American and receive a prize. Reading forms can be picked up from the Children’s desk. For more information, please visit us or call 972.230.9666


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Selma Lord Selma Movie Viewing
Date: Thursday, Feb. 5th
Time: 4:30pm
Location: DeSoto Library
Age: All ages
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

As part of our Black History Month celebration, the DeSoto Public Library will show the movie “Selma, Lord, Selma,” a story set in 1965 when a young girl is touched by a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and becomes a follower. Her resolution and devotion to the Civil Rights Movement is tested when she joins others on the march from Selma to Montgomery. For more information, please visit us or call 972.230.9666


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Civil Rights History with John Handcox
Date: Saturday, Feb. 21st
Time: 3:00pm
Location: DeSoto Library
Age: All ages
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

Join the library for an exciting history lesson on a remarkable man renowned for his politically charged songs and poetry during the Civil Rights era. Mr. Handcox will speak about his grandfather, John Handcox, who was an influential songwriter, singer, and poet of the time. For more information, please visit us or call 972.230.9661.


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Teens Talk Body Image & Self Esteem
Date: Saturday, Feb. 28th
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: DeSoto Library
Age: 13-18
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

TAB presents a discussion on positive teen body image and self-esteem. The body image workshop will identify negative social messages and provide tools which will reinforce the idea that body image is based on what one thinks about themselves, not what others think. During the self-esteem segment of the program, teens will evaluate traits that make them unique and be given tools to adjust thoughts about themselves. Teens will learn to “Do You and Do You Well.”

Presenter Tamera Nalls is the founder/CEO of Journey of a Young Lady, Inc., which impacts the lives of young women while providing guidance in apprenticeship, community ambassadorship, entrepreneurship, public speaking, and life skills. For more information about Journey of a Young Lady, Inc., please visit www.journeyofayounglady.com.

This program is sponsored by the DeSoto Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB). For more information, please contact Ms. Marq Runnels at 972.230.9663 or .


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