Monthly Archives May 2021

Broadway Musicals with Barbara Brilliant

A Jewish American Heritage Month Special Event Behind the Scenes with Barbara Brilliant, Creator and Executive Producer of Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy The Library is delighted to announce an exciting program in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month on Sunday, May 23rd from 2:00-3:30 p.m., via our Zoom platform. We invite you to meet Barbara Brilliant, the Creator and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award-winning film, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, in conversation with Librarian Barbara Wenglin. Please register here. With film clips and fascinating behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Ms. Brilliant will describe the making of this extraordinary documentary which explores
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Metaliteracy & Disinformation Workshop

Truth Vs. Disinformation: Turning the Tide Against Social Media Manipulation Monday, May 24th 7:00–8:00 p.m. Click here to register. Professor Tom Palmer will provide metaliteracy tools that attendees can use to help friends and family examine information shared online. Professor Palmer will introduce metaliteracy principles for observing and detecting the origin of disinformation and how it expands through social media channels via unsuspecting citizens. As a media critic and news deconstructionist, Palmer's experience with multimodal forensics draws upon three-decades of news editing, photojournalism, picture editing and design directing in the news industry. His research and writing also focus on text-image
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Board Meeting Documents for May 12th, 2021

Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes – 05-12-21 Combined Agenda 05-12-21 05-12-21 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 04-14-21 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report – April 2021 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 9 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – April 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report – April 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management Report – April 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach – April 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Digital Media Specialist Report – April 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Media Report – April 2021 Agenda Item
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

Peculiar Picks

Peculiar Picks are a selection of odd, funny, interesting, curious, moving, irreverent, and otherwise wonderfully awesome, but perhaps not well known, reads. Peculiar Picks are books for younger readers and their grown-ups, handpicked by the Library's Youth Services Manager, Joshua Carlson. Reading these fun pictures books about Vikings lead to my daughter becoming interested in learning more about Vikings and Norse Mythology. The Three Vikings by Adam Auerbach Library Catalog A red Viking, a blue Viking, and a wee green Viking set off on adventures seeking entry to the fabled Valhalla. Red is super strong, Blue is very brave, but
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mexican-American Heritage!

Cinco de Mayo marks the unlikely defeat of a large, well-trained French invading force by an undermanned Mexican army in the Battle of Puébla on May 5,1862. The victory against the French forces prevented Emperor Napoleon III from helping the Confederacy win the American Civil War. Dave Roos, on the History Channel’s webpage, “How Cinco de Mayo Helped Prevent a Confederate Victory in the Civil War,” writes,“Napoleon figured if he could get his hands on Mexico, it could become the first colony in a new French stronghold in North America. Abraham Lincoln was busy fighting the Civil War, so the
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Categories: Authors & Books and Library News.

Goodbye AcornTV

I hope you got plenty of use out of AcornTV, because effective May 14 we will no longer offer it. The decision wasn't ours; apparently Acorn decided they no longer wanted to be in the library market. This is one of the downsides of the digital world. Unlike a print book, or a DVD, libraries don't own the eBooks and streaming content they offer. Typically, we can only lease them. Which makes us vulnerable to whatever decision a vendor might make. If you were a fan of AcornTV, this is a good time to get to know another streaming service,
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Categories: Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

May the Fourth Be with You!

Happy Star Wars Day! For additional reads and activities to celebrate, check out our previous May the Fourth Be With You blog posts! Below find some newer Star Wars books, along with some fun activities. Stars Wars Books for Younger Readers Star Wars Galactic Storybook by Calliope Glass, illustrated by Katie Cook eBook / Library Catalog A fun retelling of Skywalker Saga for younger readers with exceedingly cute illustrations. A Jedi You Will Be by Preeti Chhibber, illustrated by Mike Deas eBook / Library Catalog Experience training with Luke Skywalker on Dagobah and receive Jedi wisdom from Master Yoda in
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Categories: Authors & Books and Library News.

Hoopla Bonus Borrows for May

Hoopla Bonus Borrows are back from May 1 – 31! Choose from hundreds of titles in Hoopla's Bonus Borrows collection. Find some staff highlights below or see the full list here. Adult Materials Books Heiress for Hire (Part 1 of the Duke's Heiress series) by Madeline Hunter eBook Minerva Hepplewhite has learned the hard way how to take care of herself. When an intruder breaks into her home, she doesn't swoon or simper. Instead she wallops the rogue over the head and ties him up-only to realize he is Chase Radnor, the man who nearly got her convicted of her
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