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    Happy Cat Month

    September is Happy Cat Month! Celebrate your furry feline friends with these books and movies, all about cats! Fiction If Cats Disappeared from the World. Genki Kawamura.“The young postman’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family and living alone with only his cat, Cabbage, to keep him company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can tackle his bucket list, the devil shows up to…

    Book Lovers Day

    August 9 is Book Lovers Day. Celebrate with these books and movies about books and book lovers! Fiction The Reading List. Sara Nisha Adams“Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a list of novels that she’s never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored with her slow job at the checkout…

    Historic Moments in Pride

    June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Each year, Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots and celebrates the impact LGBTQ+ people have had on society. The five books listed below highlight some of the struggles and triumphs of LGBTQ+ people in the United States. The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage by Sasha Issenberg In The Engagement, Sasha Issenberg chronicles same-sex marriage in the United States between the years 1990 to 2015. Issenberg focuses on…

    Pride Month Reads for All Ages

    A good library will have books that reflect the entire spectrum of its community. There’s enough space on our shelves for everyone to find reflections of themselves in a book. For this Pride month, and all year long, celebrate lives too often relegated to the margins of our community. Below are recommendations for all age groups. Find yourself, or someone you know and/or love, in these pages. Adult fiction Dead Collections. Isaac Fellman.This offbeat, moving…

    Mental Health Awareness: Be Kind to Yourself

    Every May, Mental Health Awareness Month draws attention to how mental health plays a factor in our everyday lives. According to the World Health Organization, the COVID-19 pandemic spiked anxiety and depression prevalence by nearly 25% worldwide. We believe that books concerning mental health can help people feel seen and help readers cope with issues they face on a daily basis. In the post below, we have compiled a shortlist of books that can help…

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Since 1978, May has marked the celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. Lawmakers chose the month of May to commemorate two significant events: the first Japanese immigrant arrived to America on May 7, 1843, and the First Transcontinental Railroad (largely built by Chinese immigrants) opened May 10, 1869. To honor those with Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry, we have compiled some books and movies for all ages below. These works recognize the stories and experiences…

    Southern Stories, With a Twist

    Love Southern Fiction? You’re not alone. Here at DCPL, it’s one of the top genres for checkouts, and every year new titles arrive with buzz and excitement (and a long list of holds). With super-popular titles like Where the Crawdad’s Sing, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, and The Giver of Stars, Southern Fiction has proved it’s here to stay. But in the past few years, authors have been branching out from the typical Southern…

    Top Movies and Fiction by Women

    Every year since 1978, we celebrate Women’s History Month during March by looking back at the accomplishments of women and their contributions to society. For this blog entry, we’ll be looking at the books and movies by female writers and directors that have checked out the most at DCPL in the past year. Most Popular Movies Directed by Women By some estimates, women make up only about 20-30% of directors. But there have been some…

    21 Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

    For Women’s History Month, the staff of the Daviess County Public Library chose their favorite books that celebrate extraordinary women and their stories that helped shape women’s history. Three of our favorite selections are listed below. Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brien In Fly Girls, O’Brien covers the story of five female aviation pilots, including Florence Klingensmith, Louise Thaden, Ruth Eider, Ruth Nichols, and Amelia Earhart, and…

    Black History in Owensboro: Dracin Williams Recommends

    During Black History Month each February, we celebrate the joy and honor the struggle of Black Americans. This month, DCPL has been recognizing the Black experience with displays and programming for all ages. To round out this month with a local connection, we asked local community activist and advocate Dracin Williams for his recommendations of books that have shaped him and give insight into the local African American community. Williams was born and raised on…

     
     
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