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
- Basic Search - Gale In Context: U.S. History
Use the search word “Juneteenth” to explore the history of this holiday.
- Basic Search: EBSCOhost (available for in-library use, or sign in with your library card if the card number starts with a 4)
Use the search word “Juneteenth” to find articles about Juneteenth.
- Gale in Context Elementary for kids
Elementary students and homeschoolers can use the search term “Juneteenth” to learn more about this historic holiday.
- Lifetime Biography of Opal Lee for adults
Watch this Lifetime video and learn about Opal Lee, the grandmother of Juneteenth.
- Kids activities for Juneteenth
Discover free activities and lesson plans for kids exploring different elements of Juneteenth.
- Happy Toddler Playtime
Enjoy a selection of fun, easy crafts and activities for kids.
- Juneteenth for Kids video
Kids will enjoy this video from Seed of Melanin Kids! exploring history in an accessible, fun way.