Larry Wilmore and ’Steppin’ into Higher Ed’ highlight SLPL’s Black History Month events

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The St. Louis Public Library presents two featured events highlighting the Library’s 2017 Black History Month celebration.

SLPL will host featured speaker Larry Wilmore on Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street. Wilmore is an Emmy Award-winning producer, actor, comedian, writer and former host of “The Nightly Show” on Comedy Central. He released his first book, "I'd Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts," in January 2009. Books will be available for purchase courtsey of Barnes & Noble. Wilmore will sign books after his talk. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Friends of the St. Louis Public Library should call 314-539-0359 for reserved seating.

In addition, the Library will host “Steppin’ into Higher Ed” on Saturday February 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Avenue. The event will feature a panel discussion on the “Decline of Black Education.” College representatives will be available and fraternity and sorority members will showcase their step performance.

A list of all BHM events at SLPL can be found here.

Support for St. Louis Public Library’s Black History Month programming is provided by the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.