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The Declaration of Independence Today

Kathy Coker

Posted in Book Reviews |

On July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. However, the legal separation from England actually happened on July 2, 1776, when the delegates to the congress approved Virginia native Richard Henry Lee’s resolution stating the thirteen colonies were "free and independent States," no longer part of the British Empire. After the delegates voted for independence, a Committee of Five drafted the Declaration of Ind...

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Browsing the New Book Shelves (While You Can't), part 3: new books of interest to women

Meg Raymond

Posted in Reading Recommendations |

While the library buildings are closed to the public for everyone’s safety, mail delivery never stopped! Library staff have been working behind the scenes, receiving and processing books and other items. You can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, but sometimes you want your browsing options a little more … curated. We can do that! There have been some great nonfiction titles coming in that are of interest to women. Some of these include: ...

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It's Okay to NOT Be Okay

Naomi D'Archangel

Posted in Inform * Enrich * Empower |

mental health

  Life is rough. Now, more so than ever. From sickness and injustice to finances and families. It's absolutely overwhelming! Our sense of time is out of whack too! Blursday blends into Caturday with barely any distinction. Do Monday's even really exist?   First and foremost I want you to know... you are not alone!!!   Second, if you are overwhelmed RIGHT NOW you can text HOME to 741741 (US and Canada) to connect 24/7 to a Crisis Counselor for FREE.   ...

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