Category Archives: National Promotions & Events

Nation-wide events such as Banned Books Week, National Book Night, etc.

LGBT History Month 2019

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her) October is LGBT History Month! Started in 1994 by high school teacher Rodney Wilson, this monthly observance is a time to celebrate the diverse and longstanding history of the LGBTQIA+ community. The celebration also coincides with National Coming Out Day on October 11.

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OverDrive Big Library Read

by Marina OverDrive‘s next Big Library Read (BLR) starts on Monday, June 12. For the next two weeks there will be no-wait checkouts of The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only […]

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Shakespeare, Modernized

by Marina Today we celebrate Shakespeare! April 23rd is Talk Like Shakespeare Day and we celebrate both his birth and death on that day. I’m a fan of Shakespeare. Of his plays, at least. The comedies more than the tragedies. I guess I don’t really know much about the man himself. Besides what might be true in […]

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Veterans Day

by Marina I recently finished listening to Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach. I wasn’t a huge fan of the narrator–her vocal inflections came across as too “cutesy” for me. Even though Roach writes humor with a deft hand in her scientific topics I felt it needed a narrator with slightly […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Katherine Kellgren

Ahoy buckos! Monday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In honor of this a ruckus (or fun, for you landlubbers) our monthly narrator spotlight is the award-winning Katherine Kellgren, the voice behind everyone’s favorite cross-dressing pirate, riverboat seductress, and street-urchin-turned-sailor Mary “Jacky” Faber. If you haven’t listened to the Jacky Faber books by L.A. Meyer, […]

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Celebrate Roald Dahl Day

by Marina I just couldn’t resist. I’ve already done a couple of centennial posts and I feel like I’m on a roll. What’s one more? Roald Dahl is most well known for the many children’s books he has written. Most of them were hugely popular–and still are–but some of them weren’t at first. Several have been made into movies (plus […]

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Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!

by Marina It seems like a lot of centennials* are taking place this year. First Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday and now the National Park Service will celebrate 100 years on August 25th. The National Park Service (NPS) idea started with a bill in 1864, signed by Abraham Lincoln, to preserve the area now known as Yosemite […]

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2016 Olympic Games in Rio

by Ruth The Olympic Games start today, Friday August 5, and run through August 21. To celebrate the occasion, you obviously need to start with a selfie with the Olympic mascots, Vinicius and Tom: (and then ask yourself: just what creature IS Vinicius?) At this point, you might need some Olympics trivia to get into […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Lorelei King

by Danielle Dreger-Babbitt June is audiobook month and what better way to celebrate it than with a narrator spotlight! If you follow this blog or if you’ve ever asked for a book recommendation from me, you know that I love audiobooks. Now that I’m a mom to a tiny toddler tornado, the only real time I have […]

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Celebrating Pride and the LGBT Community

by Michelle C. June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. After the senseless loss of so many lives during the Orlando shooting, it has become even more important to celebrate and honor Pride. Buzzfeed recently compiled a list of 27 Movies That Actually Represent LGBT People Accurately and the library has most of […]

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