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June New books

Check out the great new books available at your Library this June! Click on the image to place a hold on the book or call 708-366-7171. Need a recommendation? We can help! Go to fppl.org/getarec to get personalized picks from…

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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

During the month of May, the Library celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We will recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans by sharing books for all ages through out the month. We…

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Juneteenth 2022

Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) is when enslaved African Americans of Galveston, Texas learned they were free. The news erupted into a history-making celebration known as “Juneteenth.” The formerly enslaved African Americans rejoiced and declared that day “Freedom Day,” “Emancipation Day,”…

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Pride 2021

June is Pride Month, a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community and a commemoration of the New York City Stonewall riots in 1969. To celebrate Pride Month, we have assembled a list of resources, book and movie recommendations, events, and activities.…

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March 2021 New Books

There are many great books coming up this spring. Check out the great books available this March. Click on the image to place a hold on the book or call 708-366-7171. Looking for something else? Let us recommend your next…

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Spotlight on Local Black Kidlit Authors

Happy Black History Month! While you should of course be reading Black authors year-round, Black History Month is the perfect time to support and learn about new-to-you Black writers. The Library staff has already shared a wonderful list of recommended…

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February New Books

This February brings many new books available for check out from the Library. Click on the image to put the book on hold. To get a recommendation from Library staff, please go to fppl.org/getarec. 

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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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