Booklist

Food for the Creative Soul

Artist Day

Has the “Muse” been a little fickle (or absent) lately? Are you looking for inspiration or some fresh ideas to get your creative juices flowing again? Sometimes you get in a rut, encounter a block, or just stop enjoying what you do. Or maybe you’re already making art consistently but you realize that you have settled into a comfort zone that you’d very much like to step out of... If inspiration is lacking or you just want to try a new thing, you’ll find plenty of ideas and food for the creative soul in our stacks.

Bullying Prevention Month

Stop bullying. Speak up. Bullying Prevention Month.

We all know what bullying is and how detrimental it can be. Whether it’s on the school bus, in gym class, on social media, or even at your workplace water cooler – it’s never been more toxic or pervasive. Our online and interconnected world can make it hard for children and teens to find safe havens or the courage to speak up and speak out. Knowing how to start those conversations or where to turn isn’t always easy. That’s why the Library has several resources for children, teens, and parents to help prevent or stop bullying.

Books Celebrating Hispanic and Latino/a Culture

Youth Booklist

Teen Booklist

Adult Booklist

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.

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