The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Montgomery County Public Libraries Celebrates Black History Month 2012

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) celebrates Black History Month in February with free programs highlighting traditional West African culture and dance.

Anansegromma of Ghana, featuring native Ghanaians Kofi Dennis and Kwame Ansah-Brew, will present a program of traditional music, storytelling and dance. The group performs “call and response” songs, games and drum rhythms on authentic instruments giving the audience first-hand exploration of West African cultural traditions.

Programs will be held according to the following schedule:

Saturday, February 4, 2:30 p.m.
Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. Call 240-777-0678.

Saturday, February 11, 2:30 p.m.
Marilyn J. Praisner Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Call 240-773-9460.

Thursday, February 16, 6:30 p.m.
Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Call 240-777-0910.

To request ADA program accommodations, at least five work days in advance, or to receive more information about programs, call the library hosting the program; log on to; or call Ask-a-Librarian Language Line/LĂ­nea en otros idiomas: 240-777-0001. TTY users call Maryland Relay at 7-1-1.

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