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This October the eagerly awaited list of the Nobel Prize laureates have been announced. But the first Nobel Prize has been awarded many years ago, 120 years ago to be precise, in 1901. It all started when Swedish magnate Alfred Nobel has bequeathed almost all his vast fortune to reward those who confer the “greatest...
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October is Disability Awareness Month. One of every five Americans is a person with a disability and so many of these people are not someone using a wheelchair or a walker. They have so called invisible disabilities like a debilitating chronic illness and most non-disabled people don’t even think about how much sense of purpose,...
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Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. It became an annual event held during the last week of September highlighting the importance of freedom to seek and express ideas, even the ones that some consider unorthodox or unpopular....
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Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the history and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.  September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of...
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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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