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3 Friday

First Stage presents: Welcome to Bronzeville: The Wisconsin Cycle, First Stage's new play development initiative honoring the local history and heritage of Wisconsin, presents this play set in 1957 about a young African American man struggling to find his place in his home and community. This play is suggested for families with young people ages 8 and up.

Marcus Center's Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee

7 p.m.

Tickets start at $15.

414-273-7206

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5 Sunday

First Stage presents: Welcome to Bronzeville: 1 p.m. (ASL interpreted performance)

See February 3 listing for details.

6 Monday

African Drum Workshop with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music: Learn how the music of Africa influenced cultures all over the world in this hands-on drumming workshop with Wisconsin Conservatory of Music faculty. Instruments will be provided.

Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., Milwaukee

4 to 5 p.m.

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A Milwaukee African American History Museum: Join us for the opening celebration of a museum created in collaboration with neighborhood children and Villard Square Branch area schools.

Villard Square Library, 5190 N. 35th St., Milwaukee

Opening celebration 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Museum open through February 28

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8 Wednesday

The Science Guy presents African American Scientists: Join the Science Guy as he highlights the contributions of African American scientists such as Lewis Latimer and George Washington Carver. See some of their experiments performed and try Latimer’s light bulb experiment.

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

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13 Monday

African Drum Workshop with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music: Learn how the music of Africa influenced cultures all over the world in this hands-on drumming workshop with Wisconsin Conservatory of Music faculty. Instruments will be provided.

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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The Science Guy presents African American Scientists: See February 8 listing.

Mill Road Library, 6431 N. 76th St., Milwaukee

5 to 5:45 p.m.

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20 Monday

Adventures in African American History: Learn about Black History while creating a piece of keepsake art. Bring something you want to incorporate into your collage or use materials provided. Enjoy prizes and snacks too! Children ages 7-18 and their families are welcome.

Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee

6 to 7:30 p.m.

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22 Wednesday

African American History Month Jeopardy: Test your knowledge of African American history and win prizes!

Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St., Milwaukee

5 to 6 p.m.

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Black History Month Read In: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites families to listen to heartfelt stories. Craft included. Light refreshments will be served.

Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St., Milwaukee

5:30 to 7 p.m.

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23 Thursday

Extra Special Story Time: Tar Beach. Celebrate African American History Month with this classic and make your own quilt-style collage.

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

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28 Tuesday

Adventures in African American History: See February 20 listing.

Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee

4:30 to 6 p.m.

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