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Remembering The Stonewall Riots

Every June, LGBTQ+ communities across the United States celebrate Pride Month. Now known for energetic celebrations like parades, festivals, and parties, Pride began as a political demonstration when riots broke out at the now legendary Stonewall Inn.

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Kacy Helwick, youth collection development librarian, poses with some of her favorite festival season reads.
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Staff Recommendations: Get Excited for Festival Season​

Growing up, April was always Kacy Helwick’s favorite month of the year. In addition to being her birthday month, in New Orleans, it’s the start of festival season. Now that festival season is finally upon us again, Kacy is here to share some Library resources for enjoying music, food, history, and heritage to keep you in festival spirits throughout April and beyond!

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Shukrani Gray displays Kwanzaa reading recommendations from the African American Resource Collection
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Celebrate Kwanzaa with the Library

Learn about the customs, symbols, and history of Kwanzaa and what you to read, watch, and listen to this year to celebrate with recommendations from African American Resource Collection, Equity & Inclusion librarian Shukrani Gray!

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