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Black Lives Matter: A Teen Booklist

Posted 9 months ago by Connie C

Posted in Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with African Americans, Black Lives Matter Movement, coming of age stories, discrimination, justice, personal narratives, race relations, racism, teenagers and young adult books

​Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, these titles offer inspiration for discussions of race, justice and privilege.​

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: It's Women's History Month, Y'all!

Posted about 1 year ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with biography, book lists, book lovers, children's literature, female authors, juvenile fiction, memoir, poetry, Readers' Advisory, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions, women authors and Women's History Month

It’s Women’s History Month, y’all! I, for one, can’t think of a worthier topic to chat endlessly about. So in celebration, Katie and I got together to talk about the female authors who have captivated us through the written word and inspired us in our own lives. The following conversation is a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of that chat.

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Plays by African-American Playwrights

Posted about 1 year ago by Eric P

Posted in Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Movies and Music | Tagged with African American History, African American playwrights, African-American plays, American drama, Black History Month, drama, Historical Drama, plays, poetry and theater

For decades, African-American playwrights have pushed the American theater to embrace bold, daring and popular new forms and have, in the process, contributed some of the most enduring stories and characters in the American literary canon. The library has on its shelves an assortment of scripts from this robust tradition.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with Oglala Indians, Tuscarora Indians, athletes, culture, football, history, Indians of North America, Inuit, Jim Thorpe, Native American Heritage, Native Americans, poetry and social history

Learn more about Native American history and culture.

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10 Books by Disabled Writers You Should Read

Posted about 1 year ago by Claire F

Posted in Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Health and Wellness, History and Politics and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with Asperger's syndrome, Spinal muscular atrophy, Autism, celiac disease, chronic illness, depression, disabilities, disability, families -- fiction, friendship, personal growth and Schizophrenia

October is National Disabilities Awareness Month, in which we not only recognize the existence of disabilities and the need for accessibility, but also celebrate the achievements of disabled individuals, both on the individual level and group level.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Posted about 1 year ago by Angela B

Posted in Children and Parenting, Cooking, Home and Garden, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Movies and Music, Nature and Travel and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with Cardio Drumming, cookbooks, Cooking with Spices, Cuba, Cuban Cooking, events, Hispanic Americans - culture, Hispanic Heritage, Latin Cooking, Latino Cultural Committee, Mexican Cooking, Peruvian Cooking, Spanish Music and travel

Visit our branches or Main Library for a Latino cultural event in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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