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Black Lives Matter

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated every June 19 to commemorate the official end of slavery in the United States. 155 years later, we still see clearly that the end of slavery was not the end of racial inequality in this country. In honor of the approaching holiday and to recognize the racial injustices we see currently taking over the news, I’ve compiled a list of books you can find in our e-resources that are about the unique struggles of Black Americans, and what white people can do to be good allies.

New Nonfiction eBooks

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Many people have been turning to eBooks during these trying times. We at FRVPLD have been working hard to make sure more titles get added to our eBook platforms so our patrons can have access to the latest titles in some capacity. We have three different eBook platforms: Overdrive, Axis 360, and Hoopla. Below are some of the newest adult nonfiction titles that can now be found in each of those three platforms.

Overdrive

Cover art for The Lincoln Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

Keeping Busy During Quarantine

With all this unexpected downtime we can easily become restless. The days seem longer and quarantine appears to stretch on forever with no end in sight. To combat the restlessness i've been feeling I have finally started the journey into organizing my space; something that I always said I would get around to but was always busy, well not anymore!

Tales from the Cemetery

Don Alesi worked for nearly thirty years at a local cemetery.  He helped thousands of people through some of the hardest times of their lives. After serving in the military, Don returned home and needed to find a job. A friend of the family offered him a job with benefits as a gravedigger. He accepted the job thinking he would keep it until something better came along. He found that he loved the job and was eventually promoted to director.  After he retired Don decided to write his experiences in a memoir.

#D300Reads Book Lists for Summer Reading

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This summer, D300 students entering grades 6-12 can read books from one or more award lists or read an article a week. We have the books featured on these award lists on display at the Dundee Library and Randall Oaks. 

Display of award books for #D300Reads

And you can check out the award lists below to find a title or two (or more!) to read for #D300Reads this summer.

The Best of the Best book lists:

Randall Oaks Staff Favorites of 2018

You’ve seen enough “Best Of” lists for 2018 by now, so the Randall Oaks staff thought we’d just share some of our favorites, whether they're critically lauded or not. Here’s a sampling of books and movies that came out last year that we enjoyed for various reasons- they made us think, they made us cry, they were just plain fun, etc.

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