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Books Celebrating Hispanic and Latino/a Culture

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Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual invitation to step into, take pride in, learn about and share a vibrant and thriving culture that is rich in history, music, great food, and beautiful art. How you choose to celebrate is up to you. At the Library, we mark the occasion with festive displays and booklists that we hope will encourage you to learn more about yourself and others.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (celebrated September 15 through October 15) recognizes the history, culture and contributions of American citizens of Spanish and Latin American origin. It encompasses several smaller holidays and independence days in the 30-day period. At it's heart, though, it is an invitation to step into, take pride in, learn about and share a vibrant and thriving culture that is rich in history, music, great food, and beautiful art.

Youth Leaders and Change Makers

International Youth Day is an annual reminder and the perfect opportunity to uplift and center the voices of young people, encourage them to take action, and to champion their efforts to engage in local, national, or global affairs. Check out this booklist for some great examples of youth leaders and change makers doing good around the world!

The Power of Youth

International Youth Day

International Youth Day is an annual reminder and the perfect opportunity to uplift and center the voices of young people, encourage them to take action, and to champion their efforts to engage in local, national, or global affairs. For some great examples of youth leaders and change makers doing good around the world, check out this blog and booklist!

Hire a Veteran Day

Hire a Veteran Day: Tips for Vets and Employers

National Hire A Veteran Day on July 25 is an annual reminder and a call to action for employers and all those in hiring positions to seek out qualified veterans to hire and promote. It was founded by Marine Corps veteran Dan Caporale (who also founded the organization Hire Our Heroes). It is also a way to communicate to veterans the value and experience they bring to the table; veterans are highly trained, disciplined individuals with proven skills in communication and teamwork.

A Non-Binary Day Booklist for Adults

First celebrated in 2012, International Non-Binary People’s Day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate those who do not identify exclusively as male or female (masculine or feminine). This booklist is for anyone and everyone - in the community or ally - who might be struggling or need better language to describe their own or another's gender identity or gender expression. If you're new to they/them/their or other gender-neutral personal pronouns or you just want to read books by non-binary, gender nonconforming, and trans authors or stories with gender diverse characters, check out this list.

Hot Days, Ice Tea, Cool Reads

Can you think of something more refreshing -- on a long, sweltering summer day in the South -- than sipping on a tall, icy-cold glass of satisfyingly sweet tea and reading that Carolina swamp-girl mystery everybody’s been talking about and you just can’t put down? Whether you’re alone (engaging in some much-needed self-care), beachside and pouring over the latest bestseller or you’re chatting about your next book club read with your bestie from the comfort of well-used front porch swing: Southern-style sweet tea and sizzling summer reads just go hand in hand. So, this Iced Tea Month enjoy this short list of cool classic and contemporary Summer/Southern reads.

Summer in the South

Books celebrating Summer in the South

Can you think of something more refreshing -- on a long, sweltering summer day in the South -- than sipping on a tall, icy-cold glass of satisfyingly sweet tea and reading that Carolina swamp-girl mystery everybody’s been talking about and you just can’t put down? Whether you’re alone (engaging in some much-needed self-care), beachside and pouring over the latest bestseller or you’re chatting about your next book club read with your bestie from the comfort of well-used front porch swing: Southern-style sweet tea and sizzling summer reads just go hand in hand. So, this Iced Tea Month enjoy this short list of cool classic and contemporary Summer/Southern reads.

Rainbow Reads

Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. Among other things, it’s a great time to learn more about and honor key figures in the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement and the fight for full equality. For those in the community, it can also be a personal or even communal celebration of self-worth, dignity, and visibility. Read the rainbow! And, if you find a book you connect with, be sure to share it with friends and family!

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