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YA Gets Real and Deals with Mental Health Issues – Part Three

In the last two blogs, in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, we looked at some of the great YA fiction which presents characters whose lives are touched by disorders. But is not all the Niles-Maine District Library—or, indeed, the entire library consortium to which we belong–can offer. There are also nonfiction resources on the […]

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YA Gets Real and Deals with Mental Health Issues – Part Two

Last week, in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, we began talking about YA novels whose lead characters manage mental health conditions. Let’s meet some of these characters. The heroine of Melina Marchetta’s Saving Francesca has a mother battling depression and sometimes unable to get out of bed. But, despite the long shadow of major […]

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Why Virtual Reality is Important

Virtual Reality has come a long way from the 1930s. The ‘Link Trainer’ was created to safely train new pilots how to use the electronic aircraft systems found in World War II planes. The flight simulators very closely resembled the common coin-operated kids rides found in malls. Today, virtual reality can be experienced in the […]

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