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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Resources

Come to the library this month and check out our display with books on "May is Mental Health Awareness Month".  Online resources:

April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month Poster 2016

April is National Poetry Month. Looking for poetry?

Come see our display and discover some of our best new poetry books.

Here is a link to our poetry books in our online catalog, sorted by publication

date.

2016 Jackson Poetry Prize recipient is Will Alexander. Will Alexander's books in our online catalog

New York City Poem in Your Pocket Day - April 21, 2016

New York City is hosting the annual Poem in Your Pocket Day celebration on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in honor of National Poetry Month. To join in the excitement, write your own poem or borrow one from your favorite poet; just make sure to carry a poem in your pocket to share with your friends, family, classmates, and colleagues.

 

 

 

March is Women's History Month

February is Black History Month

 Celebrating Black History began in 1926, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D., initiated "Negro History Week." Dr. Woodson, a historian, chose the second week in February because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the Bicentennial (200th birthday) of the United States of America, the week-long observance was extended to the entire month of February in order to have enough time for celebratory programs and activities. Please see our book display in honor of Black History Month.

Books on African-American History in our collection

Statistical data for Black History Month

 

Thornton Wilder died 40 years ago

Thornton Wilder died 40 years ago. He died on December 7, 1975 in Hamden, CT. Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and for the two plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth. He was born on April 17, 1897 in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Education: Yale University, Oberlin College, Berkeley High School, Princeton University.

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."

"There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning."

"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate -- that's my philosophy." 

Books by Thornton Wilder in our collection

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