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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

In honor of the complex contributions of authors and trailblazers descendent from Spanish speaking countries, join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage by reading compelling research, poignant memoirs, inspiring biography, and captivating fiction!


Banned Books Week

Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out these challenged and banned books!


Labor Day 2022

Labor Day honors the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers. The titles in this list tell the stories of the labor movement's past, present, and future.


Women's Equality Day 2022

Women's Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote. The titles in this list offer both historical and fictional treatment of the women's suffrage movement and the hard-won right to vote.



Tik Tok Reads

It is hard to deny the power of TikTok. In particular the influence of "BookTok," and how it helps readers to find new authors and books. These are just a few of the many books you will see on TikTok that are recommended for your next library haul. 


Drought, Flood...Fiction

You've heard the news stories, now take in some works of fiction in which one of the main characters is climate change.


Make it: Makerspace Resources and Books to inspire

3D printing, laser engraving, sticker making; if you haven’t visited the Library’s Makerspace you are missing out. Everyone starts somewhere. Here is a list of books and resources to get you going and spark your creativity.


Disability Independence Day

On July 26th the Americans with Disabilities Act will be celebrating its 32nd birthday.  It was signed into law on July 26, 1990 and has continued to promote the importance of equal opportunities for people with disabilities ever since.   Below you will find an assortment of books that discuss the experiences of people with a variety of disabilities.


A Thought Experiment

We have no choice when or where we are born. Would you be willing to roll the dice again now?


LGBTQ+ Healing from Religious Hurt

During Pride Month, we celebrate LGBTQ+ victories and recognize the progress that still needs to be made. A painful part of the LGBTQ+ experience can be trauma associated with religion. Whether the hurt comes from outside sources, or a battle within oneself, reconciliation between faith and Queer identity is a difficult gap to bridge. The books in this list seek to provide healing and hope. 


Graphic Memoirs on Gender Identity

“Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” -Marjorie Blackman

“I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.” -Anne Tyler

Expand your understanding of the lives of others by reading these memoirs about gender identity.


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