The Round Rock Public Library is celebrating Black History Month, showcasing the works of African American artist Na’jee Thomas and featuring various historical presentations.

What’s happening?

The library will host a reception for Thomas, highlighting the “Creativity Can Change the World” exhibit on display. The event will take place Feb. 22 from 5-6 p.m., and the art will remain on display until Feb. 29.

Thomas’ work “seeks to exemplify the richness and unique nature of the Black experience,” according to the artist’s website.

The community can also enjoy a family story time showcasing music and stories from Africa, alongside a presentation highlighting local legend Juanita Craft.

Family story time will take place Feb. 24 at 11 a.m., featuring storyteller Elizabeth Kahura, who will share traditional folktales and music from African cultures.

Also on Feb. 24, at both 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the library will have a presentation discussing the civil rights work and activism of Juanita Craft. There will be a free luncheon—with donations encouraged—featuring food Craft enjoyed cooking for guests, including chicken and dumplings, potato salad, and tomato salad.

Learn more

For more information on events, visit the library’s calendar.