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Celebrate Poetry at Work Day

In many adults’ minds, poetry is always associated with high school. William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson were shoved down our throats for four years (if not more) and just like I avoid Algebra, the average adult avoids poetry. For many, poetry was traumatizing, and boring, and not everyone was good at it. One of the perks of graduation...
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Looking Back and Moving Forward

I don’t believe there are any insights or emotions that have not already been shared regarding the year 2020. As sportscasters like to say, “This is one for the history books.”  So many of us started 2020 with high hopes for the new year. Positive energy filled the city. Individuals were poised to do fantastic...
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What would you tell yourself a year later?

We started the year with high expectations at Martin Library.  2020 was going to be so exciting as we began to prepare for the renovations.  It was going to be the year Ms. Trish, and the Children’s Department launched Sensory Story Time.  Randy Flaum was working with young students in a FRIENDS project to the...
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November is Native American Heritage Month

What is Native American Heritage Month? Native American Heritage month (also called American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) was created to celebrate Indigenous peoples’ “rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people” in the United States (Excerpted from the National Congress of American Indians website). A...
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Hotspots to Go at York County Libraries!

YCL is happy to announce we’re bringing back Wireless Hotspot rentals—now at more YCL locations! What’s a Wireless Hotspot? It’s a portable device that allows you to take a cellular Internet connection with you. It’s perfect if you live in an area that can’t get cable Internet or if you don’t have a data plan...
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Summer Read | Resilience with Option B

York County Libraries Summer Read 2020 | Resilience with Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant’s Option B Each summer, York County Libraries partners with community health organizations to read a health-focused book and discuss the issues raised by the book. In 2020, we invite you to join York County Libraries, WellSpan Health, and WITF as they...
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Happy Independence Day!

What’s Independence Day? The United States’ Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a US national holiday that commemorates the United States’ declaration of independence from Great Britain. Today, when we refer to the ‘Declaration of Independence,’ we generally refer to the physical document. In 1776, what was seen as important were the...
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Pride Month & the Stonewall Riots

June is Pride month! What’s Pride Month? June celebrates LGBTQIA+ people and their struggle for recognition and rights in the eyes of the law. LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual. The + (plus) indicates all other orientations and genders.  Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots (aka...
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Celebrate Juneteenth!

What is Juneteenth? It is a holiday celebrated across the U.S. (including Pennsylvania) that marks the date the last enslaved people in the U.S. learned of the official abolition of slavery in the states belonging to the Confederacy. It is also called Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, Cel-Liberation Day, and Jubilee Day; in PA, its official...
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