Kid Lit Coffee Breaks
Adults who love children's literature get a chance to relax and talk about books . . . with me! I'm hosting two Kid Lit Coffee Breaks this summer. One is Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. The other is Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 3 p.m. We'll meet in the Youth Program Room to drink coffee and eat delicious desserts, all from the library's very own East 59. And we'll talk about all the amazing kid lit books we've been reading. There will be door prizes each time. Free books? You bet! This event is open to parents, teachers, librarians, and the young at heart. No registration is required.
Every June, LGBTQ persons take time to celebrate their shared history and culture. Those who have bravely persevered for their civil rights and equal liberties are revered as pioneers and leaders, speaking for the voices of many whose own have been marginalized. At the Hoover Library, materials are available for learning about the history, as well as current topics, of the LGBTQ community.
If you’re looking for a recommendation, I suggest Anything for Amelia by Andrew C. Branham. Branham and his partner go through a frustrating and sad ordeal to become parents. The book highlights the common struggles of the adoption process, but also iterates the further strain if you’re in a same-sex relationship. Though there is much turmoil to adopt their child, they proved that love and good will prevail over prejudice. They are unbelievably happy to nurture and raise their daughter, at last. Check out this book and more at the Hoover Library, in the Nonfiction Department.
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