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Early in the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese submarines and carrier-based planes attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor. Nearby military and naval airfields were also attacked by the Japanese planes.

November 6, 2018

Black Women's History Month

Fiction and nonfiction by, for, or about women of African heritage, in honor of their achievements and contributions in our community and the world.

April 26, 2018
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Celebrate the culture and contributions of African Americans through these recently published books.

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Black History Month 2017

Celebrate Black History Month

January 30, 2018

In honor of Labor Day we’ve compiled this list exploring the American labor movement that celebrates the contributions of workers throughout our history.

August 28, 2017

Limestone stories are built into the foundation of our community.  Read or watch a few to find out how limestone has shaped Bloomington, Indiana, and beyond.

May 23, 2017
Reading books like these can be one way to remember those who lost their lives during military service. From the American Revolution to more modern conflicts, a wide range of people effected by war are represented here.
April 27, 2017

Celebrate the culture and contributions of black Americans of African, Latin, and Middle Eastern heritage with these recently published books.

February 2, 2017

Celebrate Black History Month by checking out one of these recently published books about African Americans.

January 22, 2016
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Aside from what we were taught in elementary school, how many of us have a really in depth understanding of Native American history? This list of carefully chosen titles offers well documented, fascinating accounts of America’s indigenous peoples, going as far back as before Columbus.

June 27, 2015

Enjoy these biographies of well-known and not so well known people from the founding of our country.

May 26, 2013