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What is Juneteenth?

Posted 06/14/21 by Talena R

Are you wondering, “What is Juneteenth?” Juneteenth is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics, and family gatherings all recognizing the 19th of June as the day of emancipation of enslaved people in Texas.

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Learn about Birds

Posted 04/26/21 by Jennifer H

In the spring, warblers, a tiny, colorful classification of songbirds, fly through our area on their journey of thousands of miles between Central and South America, and the Caribbean, on their way to Northern North America.

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You Grow, Green!

Posted 02/08/21 by Tess L

Need a way to brighten your home this winter? Get some houseplants! Studies have shown that keeping houseplants have many benefits. Among them are improving your mood, reducing fatigue, and boosting healing and pain tolerance. They also improve air quality, releasing oxygen and moisture. Here are some titles that will help you start going green.

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Need some comic books and graphic novels to read during Black History Month? The library has you covered.

Posted 01/19/21 by Eric S

During Black History Months, we are reminded of the countless ways African Americans have contributed to visual arts, music, film, and fashion, among other creative endeavors. Like jazz, comic books are a truly American artform whose influence showcases the talent of countless Black creators. While comics have had a frustrating history with diversity and representation, the number of Black authors, illustrators, inkers, letterers, and colorists who have contributed to the medium is extensive and ever-increasing. By no means an exhaustive list, hopefully these books provide a starting point for those hoping to delve into the diverse world of comics created by African Americans.

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