The More Than a Month series is the library's yearlong exploration of the African diaspora, revealing black history beyond its February traditions, and placed within American history at large. The name is inspired by the documentary film "More Than a Month" by Shukree Tilghman.
Our series aims to illuminate black culture via multiple themes, to expand understanding of black history for all, and to foster dialogue about the black historical presence in the Americas, Africa and the Caribbean. Through programs and events including film screenings, lectures, health demonstrations, music and dance performances, art exhibitions and book discussions, our series strives to enrich the entire community's understanding of a complex, historical legacy and to widen their knowledge about the scope of black history. View a full listing of the ongoing More Than a Month program offerings.
Oak Park (Ill.) Public Library's black history programming extends long beyond February.