Blog Tag · Lgbtq-

Read the Rainbow for Pride Month

by Scott Lenski on Jun 18, 2022

June is Pride month, celebrating all things LGBTQIA+. Pride month was started to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. It is celebrated in small and large cities across the United States. Milwaukee has its own Pride celebration at the Summerfest grounds and it is usually the first festival of the season. Librarians Scott and Valerie have assembled a list of titles featuring LGBTQIA+ characters.

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Must-Read YA Books for National Mental Health Awareness Month

by Taylor Camara on Apr 29, 2022

Mental illness continues to be one of the most stigmatized topics in society when approximately 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 3 teenagers have experienced some form of mental illness in the last year (NAMI.org). As the last two years has been marked with grave uncertainty, loss, and grief – whether it for someone, something, or our “normal life” pre-COVID, many have sought help, support, or information from healthcare professionals, the internet, and literature.

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Out of this World Reads

by Scott Lenski on Apr 4, 2022

News got you down? Need an escape from reality? I’ve got the genre just for you! Travel the universe, experience first contact, and fight a battle against aliens with some science fiction. As the genre diversifies, there are some great new authors to check out and travel out of this world.

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New Nonfiction for kids

by Valerie Morris on Feb 24, 2022

The Youth Services department has a plethora of new nonfiction books for kids! There is a wide range of topics for all interests from coding, forensic science, oceans, and ancient history to origami, modern art, American history, and biographies. Listed here are a few of the books that stand out on our “new” shelf.

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Love and Other Disasters

by Kayla Livingston on Feb 14, 2022

Do you love cooking shows and cute romance novels? Then this is the book for you. Try out Love & other disasters by Anita Kelly. This cute queer romance covers all the emotional bases for an excellent romcom. The characters are strong, the plot is light, and the background is original. It’s perfect for a Valentine’s day read or listen. Spend your day with a good book and treat yourself to some sugary sweets while you chow down on this great read.

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