Merton libraries host events to celebrate Black History Month
11:10am Saturday 13th October 2012 in News
A variety of family events are taking place at Merton libraries to celebrate Black History Month.
Those wanting to indulge in exotic fruit tasting can tickle their taste-buds and try out a selection of some lesser known fruits at a free event being hosted by Morden library.
A black literature highlights talk and a story time for under fives will take place at Mitcham library, while events have also been organised at the Donald Hope library.
Sessions include exploring mythology from the Caribbean and learning how to trace Caribbean Ancestry, to treasure hunts and poetry circles.
There will also be themed craft sessions at Donald Hope, Morden, Pollards Hill, Raynes Park and Wimbledon libraries.
As part of the Black History Month celebrations, a “Celebrating Communities” event is being hosted by three local community groups, Ahmadiyya Community, Morden Baptist Church, and University of the Third Age (U3A) who will be showcasing the work they’ve done in the community at Morden Library on Tuesday 30 October, 11am - 3pm.
Merton Council’s cabinet member for community safety, engagement and equalities, Councillor Edith Macauley said: "Merton is a diverse borough and Black History Month celebrates the great contributions black people make to our community.
“The range of events taking place in Merton’s libraries is really exciting and a great way for all residents to celebrate and learn more about black history, culture and heritage."
For more information on Black History Month events in Merton's libraries visit www.merton.gov.uk/libraries.