We suggest: New(ish) nonfiction titles

Book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Looking for some nonfiction reading suggestions? Discover these recently released under-the-radar gems just waiting for you! Recently new nonfiction titles Girl, Gurl, Grrrl by Kenya Hunt Why you should try it: When you are reading, do you love the feeling that you and the author are having a genuine, … Read more

We suggest: New(ish) fiction titles

Book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph We miss talking books with you, especially now that the deep winter has set in. But don’t worry, we’ve still got some excellent reads to get you through. Check out these hidden gems just waiting for their readers. Fiction titles you might have missed The Living Is Easy by Dorothy … Read more

Meet Tatiana, Restorative Practices Coordinator

Tatiana Swancy, Restorative Practices Coordinator

Last January, Tatiana Swancy was among eight library staff members who trained to become peace circle keepers, or facilitators. “A peace circle is a tool to have community conversations where everyone is valued,” she explains. “It’s rooted in the idea that everyone has a story, and it’s a great way to address difficult topics. It … Read more

We suggest: Cover stories: Black romance novels

Romance book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Romance is in the air! It’s almost Valentine’s Day and what better way to celebrate than with romance novels?! Romance novel covers come in all designs, some are more charming and others more risqué, but isn’t that half the fun of reading them? Celebrate Black love with these romance novels written by Black authors.  Romance … Read more

‘Caste’: Waiting for it? Loved it? Try these titles!

Caste book cover on a phone screen

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton I love how much our community uses the library. Sometimes that means waiting for the hottest titles. Don’t fret! I can help you find a similar reading experience to THAT book you are waiting for or that you finally read and loved. Caste read-alikes A More Perfect Reunion by … Read more

Recognizing Black History Month with books, programs, online resources & more

Black History Month

Your public library is here to connect you with books, virtual programs, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Black history and culture all year long. On this page, you can: Find suggested fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, teens, and kids, all hand-selected by our librarians in recognition of Black History Month. Register for … Read more

We suggest: Honoring the life & legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph One of the best known leaders of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. preached nonviolence, marched, and was jailed in pursuit of equal rights. Assassinated in 1968, his legacy continues to inspire. Find titles below honoring Martin Luther King Jr., his life, his legacy, and his contemporaries. What … Read more

Honoring MLK Day: Virtual programs & more from your library

I have a dream: Martin Luther King Day

Honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. as a day on, not a day off this Monday, January 18. Below find virtual programs and activities, digital title suggestions, online resources, and more to celebrate the life and legacy of one of the best known leaders of the civil rights movement. Access digital titles and … Read more

Let’s discuss: ‘How to Be an Antiracist’

Please join the Anti-Racist Book Group on Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30 pm, as we dig deeper into How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.  Register now in Zoom » ‘We had so much more to unpack’: Book group invites us to keep talking We first discussed Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist in December, and we’re continuing the discussion … Read more

Join us for two anti-racist book discussions in December

Register now for December 1: Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You Join us on Tuesday, December 1, 6-7:30 pm​ for the third family and community discussion of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Register now » Stamped offers a history of racist and anti-racist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe … Read more

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