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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Spotlight – St. Tammany Genealogical Society

The St. Tammany Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1986.  The primary mission of the Society is to “encourage the study of genealogy by providing training seminars and workshops.”  The St. Tammany Parish Genealogical Society offers assistance and training to each of its members, regardless of the geographic place of origin…
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Library Apps for eBooks and More!

STPL has several great options for reading eBooks and eAudiobooks, and downloading movies, music albums, and TV shows. You can access thousands of materials online at any time with your library card. Want to know how? Just keep reading! Cloud Library -- Provided by Bibliotheca, Cloud Library provides ebooks and eaudiobooks for popular titles that you can download to…
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Women in History-Sally Ride

Sally Kristen Ride was born May 26, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. Ride attended Portola Junior High and then Birmingham High School before graduating from the private Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles on a scholarship. Ride attended Swarthmore College for three semesters, took physics courses at the University of California, Los Angeles, and then entered Stanford University as a junior, graduating with…
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