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….

26 Book Recommendations for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Did you know the first Japanese immigrants came to the United States on May 7, 1843? In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, our librarians gathered a list of top book recommendations. The following books are created by and/or about Asian and Pacific Americans. All titles are available at Grand Forks Public….