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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

May 7, 1843, a 14-year-old Japanese fisherman named Manjiro stepped off a whaling ship onto U.S. soil, becoming the first person from Asia to officially immigrate to the United States. Later, in 1869, the month of May saw the completion of the transcontinental railroad, the construction of which could not have been realized without the effort of Chinese laborers. Since 1990 the U.S. government has designated the month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, recognizing and celebrating the many achievements and contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders to the history and culture of the United States. Check out these books that speak to their struggles and triumphs!

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Irish in America

According to the Library of Congress, as many as 4.5 million Irish arrived in the United States between 1820 and 1860 -over 1/3 of all immigrants to the USA during that time. They proceeded to make incalculable contributions to the life and culture of their adopted home, particularly in the areas of politics, industry, organized labor, religion, literature, music, and art. Celebrate Irish Americans with these reads! 

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Winter Bird Watching

Winter may seem like the worst time to get out & watch birds. However, without leaves on the trees, this is the time of year to see birds most easily, and you are likely to see seasonal visitors that are not around during the warmer months. Whether you are looking for a cure for "cabin fever", or simply enjoy watching the feeding station outside your kitchen window, the following books will grow your appreciation for birding in winter.

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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!

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