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Celebration of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the African American Emancipation Day that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. This holiday recognizes African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.

As part of Juneteenth, we want to recognize local artist Joe Mallard. Sunshine Joe’s exquisite tapestry-quilts consist of thousands of tiny hand tied knots. They take 4 to 5 years to complete. They pulsate with color, energy, and joy. He uses his quilts as a teaching tool in classrooms, community centers, homeless shelters, senior citizens facilities, libraries, juvenile detention centers, university campuses, and quilting guilds.

30June 30, 2020

Five Chapter Books by African American Authors

Looking for great books for kids by African American authors? These choices are perfect for summer reading or anytime. Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott (2018; 154 pages). When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby [...]

25June 25, 2020

Take pride in these reads by Black LGBT+ authors!

June is Pride Month, and what better time to highlight overlooked voices? Here are a few books at the intersection of Black and queer that you can get at the library! Real Life by Brandon Taylor (2020, 327 pages). Wallace is a black man in the predominately white setting of academia, pursuing his degree in biochemistry. He keeps himself at [...]

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I find great value in helping others. I think there’s a kind of magic in briefly joining with a stranger in a common goal, whether that’s finding them books to read and enjoy, teaching computer skills, or finding information they need and accomplishing it together. Another thing I enjoy about working in the public library is the variety. I truly never know what I am going to get on any given day, and I learn new things all the time. I’ve always been a very curious person so I love that opportunity to keep learning and growing.
Melinda Borie, Librarian

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New Albany Central

180 West Spring Street

New Albany, IN 47150

(812) 944-8464

 

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Saturday: 10 AM – 2 PM

Carnegie Center for Art & History

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New Albany, IN 47150

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Galena Digital Library

6954 Hwy 150

Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

(812) 949-3060

 

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Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 1 PM, 2 PM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 2 PM