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Fall and Rise: 9/11, 20 Years On

As the nation prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, consider these titles from our collection to learn more about what happened on that day, both from the perspective of the immediate aftermath and from mor
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Our Vulnerable Democracy: Past, Present and Future

One of the many things that we learned in the year 2020 is that democracy is a fragile thing.   How do we as regular citizens combat white supremacy?  How do we go about demanding that the institutions that are the foundation of our democracy and government be fairer and actually represent all of us and not just some of us? 
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COVID-19 Resource Review

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, but don't know where to look? Check out these resources!

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Let's Talk Race: A Book List Inspired by 1619

Inspired by the New York Times' 1619  audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, each title in this list corresponds to the thematic elements of an episode. For episode 3, listen to our curated playlist in Freegal.  
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Get Your News with U.S. Newsstream

If you have grown weary of paywalls impeding your access to reliable news (or of “free” subscriptions that offer only limited access, at the cost of surrendering some personal information), consider using U.S. Newsstream to essentially bypass paywalls and find the latest on US politics, COVID-19 vaccines, and world news.

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U.S. Newsstream

US Newsstream provides access to the most influential and respected contemporary news resources from around the nation including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Th

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Elections and Issues Information for Teens

Every vote matters and every voice counts. Make sure your voice is heard by learning more about the political process, political figures, and challenging issues in the titles below.  Access even more information on these topics using the Gale Opposing Viewpoints database, or dig into some fantastic fiction on important social subjects.
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Find a Ride to the Polls

Do you know where to vote in Richland County and how to find a ride to get there?

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The First Casualty

The first casualty of war, it has been famously said, is the truth, which is why war correspondents have played such a crucial role throughout history.  And it hasn’t been just a “boys’ club” – Martha Gellhorn, Rebecca West, and others made a name for themselves reporting from zones of conflict.  More recently, Marie Colvin (tragically killed in Syria in 2012) and Clarissa Ward (author of a new memoir, On All Fronts) have done the same.
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Top 10 Challenged Books of 2019

The American Library Association tracked 377 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2019. Overall, 566 books were targeted. Here are the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in 2019.

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OFF BOOK: Crush Rush

Arts Librarian Ashley Warthen goes off book with photojournalist, Crush Rush to kick off his library residency.  

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RIP RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, Sept.
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Labor and Its Discontents

The world of work was being upended even before the coronavirus pandemic drove the US unemployment rate to record highs.  The “gig economy,” robotics, and offshoring, to name but a few factors, have reshaped traditional employment in ways that are not yet fully understood.  As we observe Labor Day, this is a good time to take a look at how we got here and what may be in store for us in the labor market.  The books listed below offer a range of views on the subject, from critiques of Silicon Valley’s role in degrading work life to constructive advice on finding meaning and fulfil
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Gale Onefile: Informe Académico

Meeting the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Gale OneF

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Because Libraries are Always Here for You

In honor of National Library Week (April 19 - 25, 2020), we decided that there's no better way to celebrate than by shining a light on the courageous and innovative work our colleagues around the country are doing during this unprecedented time. 

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Your Daily Dose of Children's Authors & Illustrators

From readings to art clubs to book-based activities, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite authors and illustrators who are going digital to help you and your family join in on the fun. 

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Stuck at Home? 👀

14 things that just might get you through an extended homestay

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For the Love of Dog(s)

My journey of losing a beloved family pet and finding a new purpose as a foster dog mom.

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Coronavirus Resources & Information

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) currently impacting the U.S., we've compiled a list of resources and information to help you and your family stay informed. 

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Talking to Children about Tragedy

Books are one of the best ways to open the door on a topic, to start a discussion with your children about tough issues.

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Publisher’s Business Model Will Limit Access to eBooks

We want to alert you to some upcoming changes by Macmillan Publishers, one of the largest book publishers, that will impede access and the ability for public libraries to offer readers popular eBooks in a timely manner.

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Gale Onefile: News

A full-text newspaper resource that allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to mo

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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Seal

A quick, yet insightful breakdown of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Seal designed in 1974 by the internationally known artist Lev Mills.

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Become an Artist-in-Residence

Share your talents with the community by providing creative and educational opportunities that support cultural and artistic exchange.  

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Academic Search Premier

Search here for full-text journal articles in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, and many more topics.

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NewsBank

NewsBank provides access to full-text articles published in 187 newspapers from around the country. Collections inside NewsBank include: America's News, with U.S.

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General OneFile

General OneFile, s a collection of citations and/or the full text for articles dating back to 1980 from magazines, newspapers, professional journals, law reviews reference sources, pamphlets, and n