Palm Beach County Library System celebrates Haitian Heritage Month

Posted 4/9/21

The Palm Beach County Library System is proud to honor Haitian culture during Haitian Heritage Month

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Palm Beach County Library System celebrates Haitian Heritage Month


WEST PALM BEACH — The Palm Beach County Library System is proud to honor Haitian culture, history, and language during Haitian Heritage Month in May, a month that includes the important holiday of Haitian Flag Day on May 18. This year although the library is not able to offer the events in person, you are invited to enjoy a wide variety of events accessible online through the Zoom portal. Register and join the library for the live events, or view the recordings on their digital activities page.

All Events Offered on the Zoom portal. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday, May 15, 10:30 a.m.
Popular Crops of Haiti Presented by Garden Talks
Popular crops of Haiti from your garden to your table. Join us for some popular dish recipes and tips on how to maintain a tropical garden. (60 min.)

Thursday, May 20, 1:30 p.m.
Book Discussion: Everything Inside - Stories by Edwidge Danticat

May is Haitian Heritage Month. Join in a lively discussion of Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat’s acclaimed short story collection. Print, audio and electronic copies of the book available through the library. (60 min.)

Thursday, May 27, 2 p.m.
Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month: Virtual Tour of the Haitian American Museum of Chicago
The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is the realization of a dream by its co-founder, Elsie Hernandez. Since 2012 the museum has hosted a wide array of programs and exhibits showcasing Haiti’s rich culture and art as well as its complex history. Enjoy a virtual tour with a Q&A session to follow. (60 min.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Children and Teen Events

Friday, May 7, 11:15 a.m. (BG)
Meet the Author: M.J. Fièvre

In celebration of Haitian Heritage Month, join the library for an interactive conversation with long-time educator and author M.J. Fièvre. Register early for a chance to win a free copy of her book “Empowered Black Girls: Joyful affirmations and Words of Resilience.” Sponsored by the Florida Center for the Book. Ages 12 and up. (90 min)

Friday, May 28, 1 p.m. (BG)
Krik? Krak!: Tales & Tune From Haiti
In Haitian culture, tales have been passed down from generation to generation. Tales that are meant to teach, frighten and entertain. Join us for an afternoon of storytelling and music! Ages 8-12. (45 min)

Sunday, May 23, 11 a.m.
Book Discussion - Teen Volunteer Hours!
Meet Alaine Beauparlant, she is 17, smart, witty, and lives in Miami. After a school presentation goes array, she goes on a journey and discovers the beauty of her Haitian heritage. Come read this YA book and be prepared to discuss it at our teen book club! Earn volunteer hours for reading this enthralling story. Materials Needed: A copy of the book, “Dear Haiti, Love Alaine” by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite (available in print, e-book, and audiobook), any notes that you wish to share, pen/pencil, and paper. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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