July is “Graphic Novels in Libraries Month”!

Booklist magazine has declared July “Graphic Novels in Libraries Month”, and for good reason: Graphic Novels offer a way of reading that is enjoyable and accessible. Especially for children, graphic novels offer an exciting avenue into the world of reading.  Whether you (or your children) are brand new to graphic novels or have been devouring…
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Mental Health Awareness: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

We continue our Mental Health Awareness series with a look at borderline personality disorder, an often misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition.  According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness,"Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a condition characterized by difficulties regulating emotion. This means that people who experience BPD feel emotions intensely and for extended periods of time…
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Women in History- Dr. Virginia Apgar

Dr. Virginia Apgar was born on June 7, 1909 in Westfield, New Jersey. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1925, knowing that she wanted to be a doctor. Apgar graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1929, where she studied zoology with minors in physiology and chemistry. In 1933, she graduated fourth in her class from Columbia University College of Physicians…
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50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

Around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village, was raided by the New York Police Department.  Raids on establishments that catered to LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, etc.) patrons were fairly commonplace at the time.  This time would be different.  This time, the community had had enough.…
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It’s Midsummer!

~Happy Midsummer~   Spring has sprung and summer is here! Midsummer marks the halfway point of the growing season and the start of astronomical summer. Midsummer falls on the Summer Solstice, approximately June 21 or 22 depending on the year. Astronomical summer is based on the Earth's axial tilt and elliptical orbit. This is not…
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