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Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. The day’s name is a combination of “June” and “nineteenth” in honor of June 19, 1865, the date of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon...
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Every June during Pride Month a lot of attention turns to LGBTQ culture. The books we invite you to read are books by LGBTQ writers, as well as books with queer characters. Pick up one of the books or movies from our collection that can expand your understanding and appreciation of the diverse LGBTQ world.
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What can be better than to follow fascinating characters from another time and place, to plunge into the stories based on real life historical events? For this collection we’ve chosen the most recently published and highly praised historical novels by talented well known and less known authors. Enjoy!  
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This month as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage we are proud to introduce you to our large collection of books and movies that talk about Asian identity, immigration and what it means to belong. You will find the books that will make you laugh, and the books that will make you ponder, and the...
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Let’s talk about autism. What is it? Some say, “It is a way of seeing the world from a different angle and developing in a different pace.” Let’s read about autism to understand, to advocate for, and to appreciate people who “do not lie, do not judge, and do not play mind games.”
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Every year in April during National Library Week we celebrate our libraries and the great job they are doing. This year’s Library Week is special. The pandemic forced us all to adapt, and libraries have being going above and beyond to continue to serve communities, expanding our digital resources and access to virtual events. This...
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After a difficult winter we finally can say “Hello Spring!” As the great poet Pablo Neruda once wrote, “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” Spring is here, the days are getting longer and we have more time to indulge in reading good books. Browse our curated collection of...
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Cicely Tyson, an Actress Who Shattered Racial Stereotypes, Dies at 96 During her long and dignified life, Cicely Tyson was always true to her believes and principles. In the obituary, published by the New York Times, Robert McFadden writes, that Cecily Tyson was “the stage, screen and television actress whose vivid portrayals of strong African-American...
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It’s that time of the year again. The IRS began accepting 2020 tax returns on Friday, February 12 and the tax filing deadline is on Thursday, April 15. The IRS says there are no plans to extend the deadline, as was done last year. When it comes to taxes, knowing more is always helpful. Browse...
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February the 14th is one of the most beloved days of the year. It’s Valentine’s Day and it is celebrated all over the world. It started with a romantic legend about a Catholic priest who fell in love when in jail awaiting execution. He was guilty of marrying roman soldiers in secret, as it was...
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