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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

What to Read: Banned Books Week 2019

Each September, the American Library Association celebrates Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Starting in 1982, Banned Books Week was a response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Today, Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access … Continue reading What to Read: Banned Books Week 2019

What We’re Reading: August 2019

Miss Bethany is reading... The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda Littleport, Maine is like two separate towns: a vacation paradise for wealthy holidaymakers and a simple harbour community for the residents who serve them. Friendships between locals and visitors are unheard of - but that's just what happened with Avery Greer and Sadie Loman. … Continue reading What We’re Reading: August 2019