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Poetry at the Library

2018 Adult Poetry Contest Winners

This year, a total of 26 poems were submitted. The three judges we used are professional, award winning and published poets who belong to the Society of Midland Authors. Congratulations to the 2018 Adult Poetry contest winners! First Place – $75: Connie Lay-Ngo for her poem Cicada Seeks A Job Second Place – $50: J.P. […]

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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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