7 Ways to Nurture Your Mental Health with Grand Forks Public

People come to the library for a number of reasons—to discover something new, to escape with a great story, to meet new people, to simply be a part of the community’s living room. We call ourselves “a playground for curious minds,” and allowing your mind to play is a perfect way to de-stress and give…

40 Top Book & Film Picks for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, our librarians gathered a list of top book recommendations. The following titles are created by and/or about Asian and Pacific Americans. All titles are available at Grand Forks Public. Picture Books 1. Eyes that Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho, Illustrated by Dung Ho…

Celebrate Black History Month with These 31 Picks

It’s always a good time to learn about Black History as a way to educate yourself and expand your knowledge about the contributions of Black people in American history. In celebration of Black History Month in February, our librarians have rounded up 31 books and other resources to guide your learning. Here are several recommendations…

28 Book Recommendations for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate! ¡Celebremos! National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15. During this monthlong celebration, we recognize the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of Hispanic and Latino communities. And what better way to do that than through stories? Here are several book recommendations for kids, teens, and adults—all available at…

Taking Flight & Writing a Book at Grand Forks Public

It’s 2 p.m. on a rainy Saturday in 2019. Dr. Brandon Wild settles into a cozy cubicle in the Grand Forks Public Library for the next four hours, pops in some earbuds playing his favorite rock music, and gets to work writing his next book. “I didn’t plan to be an author,” Brandon reflects. “I…

Celebrate Freedom with Juneteenth Resources at Grand Forks Public

June 19, otherwise known as Juneteenth or Emancipation Day, is a holiday commemorating the freedom of enslaved people in the United States in 1865. Here are several resources at Grand Forks Public to learn more about Juneteenth. Adult Books: Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain The Warmth of Other Suns…

4 Ways We’re Celebrating Pride Month at Grand Forks Public

At Grand Forks Public, we celebrate our differences. We bring people together. We encourage curiosity. All are welcome here. During Pride Month, we take a moment to recognize the impact LGBTQ+ people have had in the world. Here are four ways we’re celebrating #PrideMonth at the library. 1. Waving the rainbow and wearing the rainbow….