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What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

From September 15th to October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated, but what exactly is it celebrating or who are we celebrating? And why isn't it dedicated a complete month like other heritage months (Black History Month, Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, or Women's History Month). I want to share the answers to these questions and I promise to give a book list at the end. 

Mentoring Opportunity for Teens: Be a Book Guide

August 22, 2019 - 11:55am -- angela

Teen Book Guides earn volunteer hours by helping 1st-3rd grade readers who are having challenges with reading. It creates a mentoring relationship between a teen and a child to increase the child’s reading confidence and skills.

Training for the program will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The fall program runs Thursday, October 10-Thursday, December 12, 2019 (excluding October 31 and November 28).  

How to Beat a Book Slump

July is National Anti-Boredom Month, and what better way to combat boredom than with a book? But what do you do when you simply can’t find that next perfect read? Maybe you’ve just finished something amazing and are suffering from serious TEABS (The End of an Awesome Book Syndrome). You know the feeling -- you’re not quite ready to move on from the people and places your last book took you to. Or maybe you’re in the dreaded book slump, when you just can’t find anything that really sucks you in.

The Immigrant Teen Experience

July 15, 2019 - 10:28am -- Dodie

With ongoing threats of ICE raids, immigrant families are stashing away money, seeking out church pastors for advice or sanctuary and having “the talk” with their children about the possibility that one day an immigration agent could knock on their door. Think about how this feels to teens, who may already be questioning their place in the world! The following titles will inform and support teens experiencing threat of deportation, and those who care about them.

Freedom of Information Day

March 8, 2019 - 4:09pm -- wendy

What is Freedom of Information Day, you ask?  It's a day near James Madison’s birthday (this year it’s on his actual birthday, Saturday, March 16) to celebrate our right to access information held by the federal government.  President Madison is considered the Father of the Constitution and was a big believer in the openness of government, as well as the fourth President of the United States.

Test Prep Made Easy with LearningExpress

January 22, 2019 - 9:27am -- Dodie

Debating when you should take the SAT or ACT? The perfect test date comes down to scheduling and planning. Consider how much time is needed to prep, how packed schedules can be, and if there are plans to take the test multiple times. Many high schools still recommend taking the ACT the spring of junior year because the content of the Math test includes topics some curricula do not cover before then.

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