2023 Juneteenth

Juneteenth Graphic

Juneteenth, occurring annually on June 19, honors the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. On that date, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas and freed enslaved people who had not been liberated following President Abraham Lincoln’s ruling. Celebrate this important history with the Library!  


  • Hand fans for Juneteenth  
    Celebrate Juneteenth with the Library by picking up a hand fan to keep you cool and commemorate this celebratory American holiday.
  • Juneteenth Family Storytime
    Sat., June 17 from 2pm – 2:30 p.m. – Cheyenne Mountain Library
  • Take and Make: Juneteenth Recipe Postcards  
    Celebrate Juneteenth by picking up recipe cards at your favorite PPLD location! Recipes come from books in our collection and from the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).
  • Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild Trunk Show 
    Join the Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild for an informative program on the traditions of African American quilting. Registration required. Intended for ages 18+. – Sat., June 24 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Penrose Library