Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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Reading While Black

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual February observance remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Here is a sampling of the library’s collection of books by black authors, featuring black characters, or about the historical black or African American experience.

 

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The Library Is Like a Box of Chocolates: Sweet Reads

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with one of these sweet reads!

 

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Civil Rights and Martin Luther King, Jr. at Your Library

 

On January 21, the library will be closed as we observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  This is a day for the nation to think about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a minister, civil rights activist and nonviolent leader. Dr. King is recognized as one of the most prominent leaders in the Civil Rights movement, which endeavored to end racial discrimination against African Americans including segregation. Dr. King played an important part in creating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Dr. King was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. His nonviolent leadership in the Civil Rights movement continues to be remembered as one of the most influential and effective in world history. Please take the time to learn more about this American hero’s life and times in observance of the holiday.

 

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New Books updated 1/11/2019

NEW MATERIALS LIST – UPDATED January 11, 2019

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NEW MATERIALS (3 entries)
NAME # OF RECORDS
1 New Fiction, Paperbacks and Graphic Novels 104
1 New Non Fiction 37
3 All New Materials 309

 

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