This #OwnVoices story follows teenager Sky through her journey to self-acceptance. Told in verse, this touching story perfectly displays the often overwhelming feelings of uncertainty and angst that will resonate with teens and adults alike. Poet Mahogany L. Browne's lyrical writing is inspiring without being cliché and will stick with you long after you've finished reading.
Groundbreaking Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on September 18 at the age of 87. She was nominated for her position by President Bill Clinton, and served from 1993 until her passing. She was a true champion of justice and fought to end gender discrimination. Ginsburg notably co-founded the Women's Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union in 1972. Decades later, she inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair pay Act, which helps workers win pay discrimination claims.
She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2002 received the ABA medal from American Bar Association in 2010. Her legacy will live on as a champion for women, girls, and anyone who dissents the notion of inequality.
For more information on Ginsburg's life, read Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law; Ruth Bader Ginsburg: a Life; or Notorious RBG: the Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Read My Own Words for an autobiographical account of her life.
Young readers will enjoy I dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes her Mark and Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality.
You can also check out or stream RBG on Hoopla.
Looking to boost your job searching skills? Join us on May 11 at 6 p.m. for The New Virtual World Of Online Job Searching with Goodwill Workforce Center. This webinar will help you learn new job searching tools and find new resources to help you along the way. Register here to save your spot.
There's no better time to celebrate our planet than while we're welcoming this warm spring weather. Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd, and while it will look and feel different than our past observations, there are still ways to celebrate on our own.
One easy thing you can do is get outside. Though we can't gather, we can still find a porch, yard, or path and get some fresh air. Do you have a garden? Now is the perfect time to work on it. My favorite way to spend time these days is by reading out in the sun. It's a great way to relax in the afternoon.
If you want to get more involved, look at more sustainable ways of shopping. Greener Gadgets has information on how to buy more eco-friendly goods and how to live more sustainably. This is a great resource for anyone trying to lower the amount of waste they produce.
Do you know how to recycle electronics? Check out DuPage County's recycling resources. They have information on free recycling events, recycling locations, and how to recycle different goods. Learning how to recycle your old devices is a great way to keep batteries out of landfills.
Last but certainly not least, continue to support libraries. Are you buying books you'll only read once? Why not check it out at the library? While we're closed, we're offering digital services including access to ebooks and audiobooks. Check out Overdrive and Hoopla to see all of our titles.
Earth Day is about protecting and appreciating the beauty around us. Let's all try to take a few moments to reflect on the little things we can be grateful for.
Do you have Animal Crossing: New Horizons FOMO? Fear not! Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is free from the App Store (Google or Apple). Join all your favorite villagers for the ultimate virtual camping trip. It's the same cute, colorful game you'd expect, without Tom Nook shaking you down for bells all the time. This version of the classic game has seasonal events that make logging in a treat. Go fishing, catch bugs, pick fruit, and decorate your very own campsite. The best part? You get to choose which villagers you host.