Black History Month 2023

Join Pikes Peak Library District in celebrating Black History Month! Black History Month is a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history. This month-long observance is an opportunity to recognize the impact that Black Americans have made on our society.



The Importance of Supporting Historical Fiction Authors

“In a time where books are being banned, individual rights are being terminated, and historical events are being questioned, historical fiction writers’ creative works need the support of its readers more than ever,” expressed local author Consuelo Hamilton, author of Lullaby Book 1. It is the foundation upon which her presentation, The Importance of Supporting Historical Fiction Authors, was built. This presentation will explore the contributions made by authors whose works specifically incorporate the Civil War era but not limited to. We will examine such authors as Toni Morrison, Colson Whitehead, Octavia Butler, and Alice Walker and how their work impacted our culture, igniting box office hit films.

Mosaic Painting

Join us to create a painting inspired by Black American Artist Alma Thomas!

How We Move Through Life - Kevin Johnson Galley Showing Grand Opening

Join PPLD and local artist Kevin Johnson on Feb. 1, 2023 at the gallery space in Penrose library as we honor Colorado Springs classical and jazz music legend and philanthropist Peggy Shivers with a special portraited to be displayed during the month of February in a galley showing of other art created by Kevin Johnson. 

Drop in anytime from 10 a.m. to noon to meet the artist and continue to visit and enjoy the exhibit any time you wish during the month of February during regular open hours.


Black History Month Bookmark

Use these recommendations to explore PPLD's collection of Black voices, from iconic moments in Black history, to Black authors, artists, and more. Pick up a copy at your library location.


Education Resources

Regional History & Genealogy Resources