This year Imbola Mbue, Donisha Prendergast, Robyn Maynard, Joy Lapps-Lewis and Desmond Cole help us to honour the legacy of Black Canadians. The kickoff event took place on Thursday, February 1, 2018, featuring Canada's Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke.

Check out these programs and more at branches across the city.

Upcoming Events

Adult Afternoon Movie: Queen of Katwe (2016)

Tue, Feb 05 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a free afternoon movie. Drop in.

Workshops, Markets and Palaces: The Making of African art in Contemporary Settin

Thu, Feb 14 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This talk analyzes some of the historical developments and contemporary trends in the ...

Kente Cloth Weaving Workshop

Thu, Feb 14 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

In celebration of Black History Month, learn about Kente (woven) cloth, a tradition fr...


Programs for teens feature world poetry slam champion Ian Keteku, astronomer Margaret Ikape, motivational speaker Sean Mauricette, conversations on hip hop and more.

Kids and Families

Learn about the Underground Railroad, textiles and African drumming, sing songs from the Caribbean, and dance with rubber boots. Enjoy programs for the whole family.

Reading List

Curl up with one of these recommended reads for all ages. Or check out the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection.

Support Heritage Collections

Help grow the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection by donating to the Rita Cox Endowment Fund. For more information, call the Toronto Public Library Foundation at 416-393-7123.

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