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African American History Biographies, part 2


Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe
Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. 574 more words

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Uncommon Partnerships - Government Access

We’re lucky to have a very strong connection with our local government access channel. They help us by filming large programs and running them on our government access channel at a later date.   132 more words

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Accio Kids Pick: I Am Josephine

I Am Josephine (and I Am a Living Thing) by Jan Thornhill & Jacqui Lee

This informational picture book features Josephine, a human being.  Josephine shows us readers that we are also mammals, animals, and living things.   115 more words

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The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky

The New Title Tuesday pick this week is The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky.  I didn’t know I needed a refreshing dose of intelligent self-realization literature infused with dark humor until I began this dream-like quick read about a woman at a turning point. 1,015 more words

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Let's Plan an Oscar Party Weekend!

Discover the many ways you can benefit from the Rolling Meadows Library collection with our Let’s Plan a Weekend displays at the Welcome Desk!

We are having small, themed raffles in conjunction with these displays that patrons can enter to win!   152 more words

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Accio Kids Pick: You Can Read

NEW series here on Accio Librarian! I’m calling it Accio Kids Pick, for lack of a better name.  At work we share Staff Picks on our intranet, and I thought I would start sharing mine here, too. 161 more words

2017

African American History in Poetry


Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. 762 more words

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