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April is National Poetry Month! This 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry was launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 to remind us that poets have an integral role to play in our culture. And what better time than Spring to promote artists and an art form that’s given us so much beauty? Whether you’re looking for a new poet, revisiting old favorites, or composing your own haiku, freeform poem, rhyme, or blank verse: the Library’s collection is a great place to enhance your own life with this literary art form.

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Books to read for Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! This 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry was launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 to remind us that poets have an integral role to play in our culture. And what better time than Spring to promote artists and an art form that’s given us so much beauty? Whether you’re looking for a new poet, revisiting old favorites, or composing your own haiku, freeform poem, rhyme, or blank verse: the Library’s collection is a great place to find something that resonates with you.

Organizing for Spring

Spring has officially sprung! And with all that warmth and sunshine comes a need to transform. So, open those windows, clear the STUFF out those closets, and shed that cramped cold-weather cocoon! While you’re at it, grab a few of these books on organizing. Whether you’re planning a big “Spring Clean-Up” or just need help with those few problem “junk” drawers and catch-all rooms… You can make the inside of your house as fresh and bright as everything is on the outside.

Clear Your Space, Spread Your Wings

Organizing for Spring 2021

Spring has officially sprung! And with all that warmth and sunshine comes a need to transform. So, open those windows, clear the STUFF out those corners, and shed that cramped cold-weather cocoon! While you’re at it, grab a few of these books on organizing. Whether you’re planning a big “Spring Clean-Up” or just need help with those few problem “junk” drawers and catch-all rooms… You can make the inside of your house as fresh and bright as everything does on the outside.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Youth Books to Celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental Disability Awareness Month raises awareness about the barriers people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) face in connecting to the communities in which they live and making sure they are included in all areas of community life. The following booklist is one place to start for building that understanding and awareness. Be sure to check out Dr. Tracy Packiam Alloway’s books. Like many of the books in the list, they are about “boosting the confidence and strength-awareness of children” with intellectual and developmental disabilities “while also allowing for better understanding and positivity among their peers.” Bonus: She’s a local author and award-winning psychologist.

The "Just Write" Books for Writing Your Story (Day)

Write Your Story

Everyone has a story to tell. If you’re on social media, you’re most likely already “micro-blogging” in the form of daily updates, posting photos, and sharing milestones and moments with friends and family. Why not grab a pen and paper, open your laptop, or (heck) bring out the old typewriter if you’re so inclined and just write? Your life story may also end up being a family treasure one day, a record of you and of family history that might otherwise get lost or forgotten. If you need some inspiration or direction, these books are a great place to start.

The "Write" Booklist for Writing Your Story (Day)

Everyone has a story to tell. If you’re on social media, you’re most likely already “micro-blogging” in the form of daily updates, posting photos, and sharing milestones and moments with friends and family. Why not grab a pen and paper, open your laptop, or (heck) bring out the old typewriter if you’re so inclined and just write? Your life story may also end up being a family treasure one day, a record of you and of family history that might otherwise get lost or forgotten. If you need some inspiration or direction, these books are a great place to start. Just write.

Trailblazing Women and Girls: Telling Their Stories

Women's History Month is not just about honoring the past. It is also an opportunity – an annual reminder – to reflect, to learn, and to grow. So, it’s about celebrating the trailblazers and everything that they accomplished. But it is also about passing the torch. Some of the women and girls featured in these booklists might just change the way you see history. Others may help you better understand the current state of women’s rights and the issues facing women and girls domestically and globally. We hope they also give you reason to cheer and that they give you the inspiration you've been looking for to continue leading change in your school, chosen field, in your workplaces, in the community, or in the country at large.

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Trailblazers of Women's History and Today

Women's History Month

For the last 34 years, the month of March has been designated “Women’s History Month” by Presidential Proclamation. It is designed to “celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.” This celebration, though, is not just about honoring the past. It is also an opportunity and annual reminder to reflect, to learn, and to grow. Some of the women featured in these booklists might just change the way you see history. Others may help you better understand the current state of women’s rights and the issues facing women and girls here domestically and globally.

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