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Juneteenth Festival

June 19

Juneteenth at the County Library

Join Americans across the country for this holiday recognizing the end of slavery. Celebrate the history, culture, and accomplishments of Black Americans through food, music, crafts, and lectures.

Events include a storytime for kids celebrating Black authors and musicians, followed by a lecture on Black history for teens and adults.

Learn about and taste traditional Juneteenth foods with the Taste of Louisiana food truck, and then wrap up the evening with reggae music from Natural Roots.

This year's Juneteenth Festival will combine virtual and live elements.


Juneteenth Storytime
Learn stories, music, and dances that honor Black authors, musicians, and performers. Presented digitally for children 0–5 and their caring adult(s).

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Juneteenth Speaker
Immerse yourself in the history, symbolism, and celebration of Juneteenth with Gina Alfred.

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Juneteenth Food
Taste of Louisiana takes us inside their food truck to learn about traditional southern foods and the ingredients and spices that are meaningful symbols in Juneteenth celebrations.


Juneteenth Take & Make Activities
Take and Make kits teach about Juneteenth through fun, hands-on activities.
Kits will be available at all branches beginning June 14, while supplies last..


Natural Roots Concert (Live)
Dance the night away with Natural Roots, a Salt Lake City-based band that blends socially conscious messages with upbeat reggae rhythm.

Presented in-person at the Library's Viridian Event Center.

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