Peoria Public Library celebrates Black History Month throughout February with a film festival, recommended reading and a wide array of digital resources available to anyone with a PPL library card.

Black History Month Film Festival

Join us for a different film every Wednesday in February on the big screen in our auditorium at Peoria Public Main Library.
Free and open to all. All films are rated PG-13. Screenings begin at 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1: Harriet

Wednesday, Feb. 8: Just Mercy

Wednesday, Feb. 15: The Hate U Give

Wednesday, Feb. 22: Respect

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