In-person author and book illustrator events are a highlight of the Black History Month 2023 schedule for Cobb County Public Library, officials say.

Adult programs in February include bestselling author Wanda M. Morris discussing her debut crime thriller All Her Little Secrets on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 1:30 pm at North Cobb Regional Library, 3535 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw 30144. Copies of her book and her follow-up prequel novel Anywhere You Run will be available for purchase and book signing.

Veteran sports writer Terence Moore will discuss his biography The Real Hank Aaron: An Intimate Look at the Life and Legacy of the Home Run King at Charles D. Switzer Library, 266 Roswell St. in downtown Marietta on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 pm. Bob Hope, a former public relations director for the Atlanta Braves who is widely recognized as an icon in PR and marketing, will moderate the discussion on the legendary athlete and humanitarian. The book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Living Legacies: Black History Month, a discussion featuring award-winning children’s book illustrators and local children’s authors is Tuesday, Feb. 28 at noon at Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta 30066.

The Living Legacies program will include illustrators Laura Freeman (Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly; The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice by Carole Boston Weatherford) and R. Gregory Christie (Keep Climbing Girls by Beah E. Richards; Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 by Alice Faye Duncan).

The writers in the Living Legacies event are Dr. Jennifer Zimmerman, author of Jason, the Bully Buster and more in the Jason series; Kevin B. Edwards, author of Kevin Turns Fear into Feat; and Dr. Katina Currin, author of the Nurse Nee Nee Series. Seating is limited and registration is required. The program will also be available virtually.


Lewis A. Ray Library

All Month at L.A. Ray – Black History Month Craft Kits

Mountain View Regional Library

2/21 at 5 pm – Tweens Art with Ayanna: African American History Month- Billie Zangewa and Silk Textile Collage for Grades 4-6   

2/28 at 12 pm – Living Legacies: Black History Month    

North Cobb Regional Library

2/1 through 2/14 – KSU Exhibit: Women’s Voices for Civil Rights Display   

2/21 at 4:30 pm – Poetry Workshop for Kids       

2/28 at 1:30pm – Special Event: “Read & Meet” with Acclaimed Author Wanda M. Morris

Powder Springs Library

2/2 at 4 pm – Kids Craft Club Program Gee’s Bend Quilt Collage

2/13 at 6:30 pm – Black History Book Discussion              

2/14 at 12 pm – Booked For Lunch: Mystery Book Club: Any Where You Run by Wanda M. Morris

 South Cobb Regional Library

All Month – Black History Month Scavenger Hunt

All Month  – Black History Month Drawing Contest (Note: submissions must be sent by 2/28)

Every Wednesday in February at 3 pm –  Black History Month Movie Matinee (PG & PG-13 movies)

2/18 at 6:30 pm – Social Justice Book Discussion (Virtual Program)

Stratton Library

2/13 at 6:30 pm – African American Authors Book Discussion: Don’t Cry For Me by Daniel Black

Switzer Library

First three Saturdays in February at 3 pm  – In search of Teen Dancers for Black History Month Celebration

2/22 at 1 pm – Taste of Africa and Cultural Performances    

2/23 at 1 pm – Let’s Talk Multicultural Book Discussion @ Switzer Library

2/23 at 7 pm – The Real Hank Aaron: An Intimate Look at the Life and Legacy of the Home Run King

West Cobb Regional Library

2/2 at 3:35 pm – Thursday Explorers: Black History Month STEM            

2/4 at 10:30 am – Alma Woodsey Thomas Mosaic Hearts            

2/16 at 3:35 pm – Thursday Explorers: Black History Month STEM         

2/18 at 10:30 am – Celebrate Black History Month: a Story and Craft in Honor of Mae Jemison

2/24 at 10:30 am – Winter Break Fun: an Art Program in Honor of Black History Month