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National Racial Day of Healing

Today we honor the National Day of Racial Healing to forward collective action to create a more equitable world. The National Day of Racial Healing was created in 2017 by more than 500 leaders around the United States.  There have…

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New Fiction Lists for National Day of Racial Healing

“But if everyone could feel everyone else’s pain, who would torture? Who would cause anyone unnecessary pain?”  ― Octavia E. Butler Reading is an act of self discovery and celebration, empathy and imagination.  What better way to observe the National…

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Self Care Recommendations

Self care can mean different things to different people Below are some recommendations to help you take care of you. BOOKS           Professor Follows His Bliss by  Rajeev BalasubramanyamThe A to Z of Mindfulness by Anna…

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January New Books

There are many great books coming out in January 2021. Here are few that might interest you. You can put a hold on the title by clicking on the image. If you are looking for recommendations from staff, please go…

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Top Books & DVDs of 2020

Every year, we look back to see what the top circulated items at the Forest Park Public Library. Check out the top checkouts of books and DVDs in the Youth Services, Young Adult, and Adult departments. Check out the Top…

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Book to Screen

Here's a small round up of books headed for the big or small screen. Click on the image to put a hold on the book. Read it before you see it!            

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Finding Books on Racism & Antiracism

The purpose of this guide is to help you navigate our non-fiction collection to find, discover and/or explore books that might not be immediately visible. That is, there are subjects that can be found in a specific section, but if…

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Our Democracy Needs You

We curated a list of books exploring democracy in America. Click on the image to put a hold on the book. For more recommendations, go to fppl.org/getarec.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October, and is an official city and…

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