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RPL Recommends: The Scariest Books We've Ever Read

Jennifer Deuell

Posted in Fiction | Reading Recommendations | Teens |

#bookrecommendations #halloween #horror #rplrecommends #scarybooks

This Halloween, we've set out to bring you the scariest books we've ever read...and you know we read a lot of books!  The following is a list of books which are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine, give you goosebumps, keep you up late, and have you jumping at every little bump in the night.  Proceed if you dare! Our director, Scott Firestine, recommends 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King.  King is arguably the horror master of literature and 'Salem's Lot is one of his first work...

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Latino Voter Suppression: A Brief Look

Kathy Coker

Posted in Elections |

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] National Hispanic Heritage Month National Hispanic Heritage Month Month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of the U.S. Latinx and Hispanic communities. The commemoration, September 15 to October 15, observes how these communities have shaped and influenced American society. The term Hispanic or Latino (or the more recent term Latinx) refers to a person’s culture or origin—irrespective of race. “On the 2020 Census&nb...

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November Means NaNoWriMo

Meg Raymond

Posted in Inform * Enrich * Empower | nonfiction | Reading Recommendations | Writing |

EVERY STORY MATTERS.  START WRITING YOURS. “Writing a novel alone can be difficult, even for seasoned writers. NaNoWriMo helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in a vast community, and participate in events that are designed to make sure you finish your novel. Oh, and best of all, it’s free!” What is NaNoWriMo?   It’s an online community to help novice writers (of all ages!) get their stories written.  The goal is to wri...

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