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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Find videos, books & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, online resources, and learning experiences that honor Asian Pacific American history and culture all year long. On this page, you ...
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Shadow and Bone series book covers

‘Shadow & Bone’: Watched it? Read it? Try these!

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Last week, Netflix started streaming Shadow and Bone, their highly anticipated adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse books. Want books like the series, but you've ...
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Flowers in the shape of a peace sign

Celebrating Mother’s Day: Titles for peace

Celebrated the second Sunday each May (this year on May 9), Mother’s Day was first proposed by abolitionist and poet Julia Ward Howe. In her 1872 “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” Howe ...
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Coordinated by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, this annual campaign is designed to raise awareness and educate the ...
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April is National Poetry Month

We suggest: National Poetry Month

We'll admit, we're still feeling the poetry buzz from Amanda Gorman's awe-inspiring reading at this year's inauguration! And in honor of National Poetry Month, we're extra excited to share these ...
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Teen Spring Reads Book Covers

We suggest: New spring releases for teens

by Alexander Gutierrez, Teen Services Librarian Spring is such an exciting time of year, and it’s also a great opportunity to crack open a new book while taking a break ...
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Virtual Money Smart Week: April 10-17

We suggest: Personal finance books for Money Smart Week

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Ready to get money smart? Try these titles that help you change bad habits and form good habits in the ways you think, talk, ...
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Books to Celebrate National Library Week

We suggest: Books about libraries

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Happy National Library Week! For one week in April each year (April 4-10 this year), we celebrate libraries and library staff for their contributions ...
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