All about astrology: A virtual tutorial, books & more

By Children’s Librarian Hal Patnott

Astrology and astronomy are similar words that are easy to confuse!

Both relate to space and the universe, but astronomy is a branch of science, and astrology is an interpretation of the movements of the stars, planets, and other celestial bodies. Back in September, Children’s Librarian Genevieve Grove shared books and online resources related to astronomy.

While not related to science, astrology is an ever-popular topic and a fun way to explore identity. Want to learn more about astrology?

Join us virtually, check out our virtual tutorial

On October 28, join us virtually for Try-It Thursday to learn some basics of Western astrology. We’ll be using our newly created astrology virtual tutorial, which features videos that’ll teach us how to draw our own astrological birth charts.

The astrology virtual tutorial is available on-demand, so you can explore it whenever you like! In it, you’ll also find book recommendations and other activities to try. Just click the play button on this page to get started!

Borrow these books

Check out these fiction and graphic novel especially for stargazers and fans of astrology:


Hal Patnott

About Hal

Hal Patnott is a children’s librarian who specializes in serving LGBTQ+ young people and their allies. He is passionate about identity exploration through collaborative storytelling and imaginative play.

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