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Reviewed by Alejandria G. 

It’s impossible not to feel inspired while reading this gorgeous, well-written nonfiction picture book about the life of Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

March 14, 2019

Check out some of the rad new games in our video game collection, including some deep dives that you might have missed!

March 14, 2019
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Want to start a book club? Looking for new titles for your existing club? The Monroe County Public Library has a unique collection to support local book clubs. "It's in the Bag" allows a patron with a library card in good standing to borrow one bag for a 6-week period.

March 7, 2019
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Celebrate Women's History Month by reading books about some amazing women from our world's history!

March 6, 2019
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Reviewed by Ginny H. 

A.F. Harrold's novel follows Rudger, an imaginary friend. Amanda, Rudger's real person friend, helps him run away from an evil man who hunts "imaginaries".

But when Amanda is injured, Rudger is left all alone, which is bad news.The longer that Rudger has no one to believe in him, the more he fades. Can Rudger evade the evil hunter and find Amanda before he fades completely?

March 6, 2019

Your Friendly Neighborhood LibrariansThink Library Presents: Your Friendly Neighborhood Librarians, a monthly podcast from Monroe County Public Library featuring our chattiest Librarians, Erica Brown and Matt Neer! In this month’s podcast, Matt and Erica explore forgotten and unknown women in history, learn how Library music and movies are selected, and face off in a mini Quiz Bowl moderated by VITAL's coordinator. Know what a literary canon is? Learn about and remake it! Have a question for next month’s podcast or want to appear on the show? Post it to our Facebook page or community [at] mcpl.info (subject: Your%20Friendly%20Neighborhood%20Librarians) (email us)!

 
March 4, 2019
Shannon Bowman-Sarkisian

After years of working in west coast bookstores and developing a specialty in rare books, Shannon
Bowman-Sarkisian is now studying to be a librarian at Indiana University and working as an Information
Assistant at the Library. Searching for meaningful opportunities to work on behalf of our community,
Shannon applied for and received the 2019 Pioneer Grant.

February 28, 2019
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Looking for a great modern poet to read? Then this list is for you. The following are books and compilations of modern poets from the United States and around the world.

February 25, 2019
Trivial Fursuit

32 teams + 4 nights of trivia = 36th Annual VITAL Quiz Bowl
Show off your smarts while raising money and awareness for the Library's adult literacy program, Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL). 

February 20, 2019
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The (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. This list contains the winners from 2006–present. Please visit the (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award home page for more information.

February 15, 2019
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Women have been the driving forces behind scientific breakthroughs, political and social movements, the arts, and business, but have often gotten their accomplishments glossed over or misattributed to their male colleagues. In honor of women's history month, we've created a list biographies of women's who have changed the world, but haven't always gotten the credit they have deserved.

February 11, 2019
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A Discussion on Gerrymandering and Redistricting Reform

February 7, 2019