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…

Partners in Creativity: Inspiring Childhood through Art and Stories

“Think of it like the Oscars, but for picture books,” smiles Aaron Stefanich, Children’s Librarian at Grand Forks Public. “Or, like a book club where you talk about the art just as much as the story,” replies Matt Anderson, Director of Education at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Named in honor of nineteenth-century English…

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…

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…

From Library Program Participant to Regional Science Fair Champion

Amaa Wijetunga, a fifth-grader at Discovery Elementary School, loves to participate in activities provided by Grand Forks Public_, especially the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities offered on school early out days. While participating in these activities, Library STEM coordinator, Delores Clark, recognized Amaa’s curiosity and…

6 Books Featuring Strong Women in History

Want to teach the next generation about women who were movers, shakers, and history-makers? Check out these top picks recommended by our children’s librarians and available at Grand Forks Public. 1. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math… really good. Learn how they…