On March 8, 1857, women working in New York City factories protested the horrible working conditions in the factories. In 1909, International Women’s Day was observed for the first time. Then, in 1981, the US Congress designated the second week of National March as Women’s History Week. In 1987, CongressContinue Reading

What is Manga We are often asked what is Manga?  Why do some people like it?  How do you read these books?  Why is this such a big thing? Katrina, one of our circulation assistants, is a big fan of manga and has even lived and studied in Japan, soContinue Reading

Juneteenth Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people in the United States at the end of the Civil War. President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law on June 17. 2021, making Juneteenth a federal holiday.   Why is Juneteenth Significant? President Abraham Lincoln issued theContinue Reading

The American Library Association supports every American’s right to access information. The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights asserts that Congress can not create laws based on religion and that every American has the right to assemble and the right to free speech, including members of the press. JamesContinue Reading