Wolverhampton's libraries will be marking Black History Month with a series of events throughout October.

There will be 2 special Black History Month displays at Central Library celebrating famous Black people and how they have influenced thinking – one in the Adult Lending Library and one in the Children’s Library. People can see these throughout the month during normal opening hours.

A different Black author will be celebrated on Wolverhampton Libaries' Facebook and Twitter feeds each day from Monday 4 October to Friday 9 October, featuring a brief introduction to the author and their work, and links to items available within the library catalogue.

The work of Benjamin Zephaniah will be celebrated on social media on National Poetry Day, Thursday 7 October.

And local author and African story teller Grace Bennett will be hosting an Anansi Tales storytime and craft session at Central Children’s Library between noon and 1pm on Saturday 16 October for youngsters aged five to nine on Saturday 16 October – to book a free place, please call 01902 552023. 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "Our libraries are pleased to be able to hold a number of activities throughout Black History Month to celebrate the history, lives and contributions of people of African and Caribbean descent."

It's free to join Wolverhampton's libraries – to find out more, please visit Libraries, call 01902 552025 or follow the library service on social media at Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about Black History Month, visit Black History Month.