February 19, 2023

15 Books You Should Read This Black History Month And All Year Long

Did you tell yourself you’d read more this year? Well, there’s no time like the present to start tackling that goal! If you’re looking for more reading suggestions, Black History Month is the perfect time to get more acquainted with Black authors and stories. From remarkable works of fiction to the moving rhythm of poetry and the heartfelt prose of personal narratives, Black writers have been documenting the African American experience for decades.

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December 22, 2022

Librarian Archives All of the Things People Leave Behind in Books

If you've ever checked out a library book, you may have come across something that belonged to the previous owner—whether it be a scribble or a bookmark. For nearly 10 years, library director Sharon McKellar has been archiving all of the numerous diverse items left behind in books at the Oakland Public Library, creating a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the people in her community.

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