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Oscar Nominations Wrap-Up

When the Oscar nominations were announced, my biggest takeaways were the diversity of the nominations. Two females were nominated for Best Director, with Chloé Zhao being the first woman of color nominated as director. So, now we’re up to only seven females ever nominated for director.  Progress, but not much. Concerning progress, or lack of […]

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Looking Back at the Last Year: Staff Picks from 2020

We all know 2020 will go down in history for being one of the strangest years ever. For me, as a public librarian, not physically interacting with the public but rather helping patrons remotely definitely qualifies as strange, as does hosting programs, attending meetings and watching presentations all via Zoom rather than in person. One […]

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We Remember Chadwick Boseman: 1976-2020

Jackie Robinson. Thurgood Marshall. James Brown. Three Black heroic icons in their respective professions.  To that, add T’Challa (aka Black Panther) and you have four superheroes.   Aside from their hero status, what do these four men have in common: Chadwick Boseman, who passed away at the age of 43 on August 28 after a four […]

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