Displays & Events 2019 Archive
Spring--whether a day of spring showers or a day of rainbows and soft breezes--a good book is just the right compliment to the day. Get your READ on!
March 2019: "commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history." www.women'shistorymonth.gov
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February 2019 is Black History Month. The theme this year is "Black Migrations." While it concerns the migration of blacks from the deep South to the North and elsewhere, this year's focus is on the 20th & 21st centuries.
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"June is Pride Month, a month to celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual people, plus all other sexual orientations and genders. The month is celebrated in June in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots, which kicked off the first major demonstrations for gay rights in America. On June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn in New York City’s Greenwich Village, but bar patrons — gay men and drag queens — fought back, a spontaneous incident which is now marked as the beginning of the gay rights movement in the United States. Brenda Howard, a bisexual activist, organized a march and other events to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the riots and is known as the “Mother of Pride.” Today, Pride Month features marches around the country, educational and awareness events, and parties to celebrate gay pride!" NationalToday.com
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"Celebrating Audiobook Month is simple, find your favorite book in an audio format and try listening to it on your way to work. "You can listen to it while you’re in the shower, or laying in bed, or even riding the bus or driving in the morning. The opportunities are endless, and the types of books you can find on tape are growing every year." (Days of the Year.com)
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15, 2019
2019 Theme: “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation.”
“Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.” https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/
Banned Books Week
September 22 - 28, 2019
"Books are still being banned and challenged today. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials." http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned
"According to the Government Printing Office, 'National Aviation History Month is dedicated to exploring, recognizing and celebrating America’s great contributions and achievements in the development of aviation. Aviation history refers to the history of development of mechanical flight — from the earliest attempts in kites and gliders to powered heavier-than-air, supersonic and space flights.' ” https://www.census.gov/newsroom/stories/2019/aviation-history.html
"From generation to generation, American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) handed down invaluable cultural knowledge and rich traditions in art, folk tales, literature, religion, language and American history, which continue to thrive in AI/AN communities and across our country today. AI/ANs also have served in the U.S. Armed Forces with honor and distinction, defending the security of our Nation with their lives. Historically, AI/ANs have the highest record of service per capita compared to other ethnic groups." US Department of Veteran’s Affairs: https://www.diversity.va.gov/calendar/aihm.aspx
History repeats itself only in that, from afar, we all seem to lead exactly the same life. We are all born; we all spend time here on earth; we all die. But up close, we have each walked down our own separate paths. We have stood at our own lonely crossroads. We have touched the lives of others at crucial points, for better or for worse. In the end, each of us has lived a unique life story, astounding and complicated, a story that could never be repeated. ~ Edward Bloor (American novelist and playwright, best known for Tangerine and London Calling.