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Adventure Backpacks

Each year the Friends of the Library invites Library employees to submit their enterprising ideas for consideration of a Pioneer Grant. Projects must be innovative and beneficial to the community and lead the way to a knowledgeable, inclusive, and engaged community empowered by the Library. This year two projects were awarded grants.

June 22, 2020
Rap
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Hip-hop, defined by Britannica as the "cultural movement that attained widespread popularity in the 1980s and ’90s; also, the backing music for rap, the musical style incorporating rhythmic and/or rhyming speech that became the movement’s most lasting and influential art form", encompasses more than just music.

June 21, 2020
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What’s the difference between a kelpie and a selkie? Is the Loch Ness monster just a myth? Just what is a Stoor Worm? Explore these and other interesting creatures and stories as you delve into the rich world of Scottish culture through an exploration of traditional folklore, fairy tales and legend.

June 19, 2020
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How do we define Jazz (with so many choices there will, of course, be so many omitted from lists like these)? Britannica defines it as: "often improvisational, developed by African Americans and influenced by both European harmonic structure and African rhythms.

June 18, 2020
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Books and more to help make sense of the current state of policing in the United States. Items on the come in a variety of digital and physical formats.

June 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Sarah K., Materials Handler

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid is also available as an ebook and audiobook.

June 17, 2020

Accessibility, civil discourse, inclusiveness, integrity, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, literacy, respect, safety, service, and stewardship.

June 16, 2020
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This list of movies is intended to promote increased visibility of LGBTQIA+ themes or characters. Some are comparatively, historically important, while others are simply recommended. For streaming choices, try the great collections at Kanopy and Hoopla.

June 16, 2020

Call for Submissions

Monroe County tweens (ages 7–11) are invited to contribute to making an online Tween Quaranzine to document how you, the community’s young people, are responding to these strange times of quarantine and social distancing in the face of COVID-19.

June 16, 2020
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Covers of books about Women's history in Hollywood over a sepia colored film background.

Women have been part of a variety of areas of filmmaking since its invention, but their achievements have been largely ignored outside of the celebrity around Hollywood actresses (many of whom also should be celebrated as well). Check out some of these suggestions to learn more.

June 15, 2020
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Shannon had long believed the advice of her mother, “One good friend. My Mom says that's all anyone really needs.” But when her one friend, Adrienne, starts spending more time with the new, popular girl and her “friend group,” Shannon is left confused about where she fits in.

June 15, 2020
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Nonfiction works from Native American authors that include poetry, history, recipes, and more.

June 12, 2020
Queer Zine Archive Project

In honor of Pride month, the Library is highlighting QZAP, a huge, free, queer zine collection available online! QZAP (The Queer Zine Archive Project) exists to catalog and preserve the history of queer zines. The Library has showcased just a few of QZAP's zines below. Make sure to check out QZAP's archive for many, many more zines––all available virtually!

June 11, 2020