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Banned Books Week 2021

Every September, the American Library Association (ALA) holds Banned Books Week which celebrates our freedom to read. It highlights attempts (both past and current) of the censorship of books in schools and libraries. Unsurprisingly, most challenged books contain LGBTQ+ content, race, sexual situations, or anti-Christian viewpoints. The vast majority of challenged books are also titles […]

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Climate Preparedness Week

September 24-30 is recognized as Climate Preparedness Week by Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW). They provide educational events and resources to help communities better prepare for extreme weather events. For more info visit here. Below are some books about climate change (a major factor in extreme weather). Click on the image to request the […]

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Pirates!

September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Did you know that you can learn Pirate on the Mango Languages app? Create a free account with your library card and become an expert in Pirate! Check out one of these swashbuckling tales! Click the image to request that title from our catalog. Books Movies

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is held each year from September 15 to October 15. Check out a selection of fiction, graphic novels, and non-fiction titles below (click on the images to request the title from our catalog)! We also have a collection of Spanish language materials for teens in the library as well. Fiction Graphic Novels […]

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Go for Gold! 2020 Olympics

It’s almost time for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo! The games will run from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Check out these books below about historic Olympics events as well as memoirs and biographies from former Olympians! Click on the covers below to request that title from our catalog!

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Loki Love

Have you been watching the new Loki show? Just love him from the Marvel movies? Check out these titles below for more Loki, including non-Marvel iterations! Click on the book covers below to request them from our catalog! Loki Centric Marvel titles Loki appearances Non-Marvel titles

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Caribbean-American Heritage Month

The month of June has been recognized as Caribbean-American Heritage Month since President George W. Bush made the proclamation in 2006. Ever since, each year the President makes a proclamation declaring June as Caribbean-American Heritage month. You can read President Biden’s proclamation here. Visit this site to learn more about this celebration and Caribbean Heritage. […]

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Pride: Resources for Teens

Pride is a time to celebrate, but it might also be a difficult time for teens and young adults that are not out yet. Listed below are some helpful websites and book titles. Websites: The Trevor Project Greater Boston PFLAG BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth) McVAGLY (Merrimack Valley Alliance of […]