What to Read (Picture Book Edition): MLK Day 2020

Each year, on the third Monday in January, we as a country pause to reflect the societal contributions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, MLK Day falls on Monday, January 20. Check out these picture books to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement, MLK, and his legacy: I Have a Dream … Continue reading What to Read (Picture Book Edition): MLK Day 2020

What We’re Reading: December 2019

Check out what our librarians read at the end of 2019! The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú Francisco Cantú was raised in the scrublands of the Southwest. Haunted by the landscape of his youth, he joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners are posted to remote regions crisscrossed … Continue reading What We’re Reading: December 2019

What to Read: Native American Heritage Month

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer The received idea of Native American history–as promulgated by books like Dee Brown’s mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee–has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. In The Heartbeat of Wounded … Continue reading What to Read: Native American Heritage Month

What We’re Reading: Fall 2019

Check out what our staff is reading this time of year! Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s … Continue reading What We’re Reading: Fall 2019

What to Read: World Mental Health Day 2019

Every year on October 10, World Mental Health Day is observed with the objective of raising awareness to mental health issues around the world and in our own community. These may include anxiety and panic disorders, depression, anger, personality disorders, loneliness, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and body image or eating disorders. You are not alone. … Continue reading What to Read: World Mental Health Day 2019