SAINT PAUL - Several Saint Paul Public Library book clubs will be celebrating Black History Month this February. Book clubs are free, and new members are always welcome. Most book clubs meet monthly, and the theme for February is African-American history and experiences. Books selected for discussion can be checked out from the library catalog. Visit or call the library, or explore the library's catalog online at alpha.sppl.org.
Central Library, 90 W 4th St, 651-266-7000
Book Club discussion: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
Thursday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.
Dayton's Bluff Library, 645 E 7th St, 651-793-1699
Book Club presents the film: Freedom Riders
Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.
Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Pkwy, (Library is closed for renovations; event will be held in the Hillcrest Recreation Center)
Book Club discussion: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7:45 p.m.
Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave, 651-642-0385
Book Club discussion: Copper Sun by Susan Draper
Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Black History Month book club events are supported by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.