Reading Recommendations

Native and Indigenous films to celebrate Native American Heritage Day

Once again, our resident movie expert, Tyler, has some great suggestions for films to celebrate Native American Heritage Day on November 27th.    November is Native American Heritage Month, and I would like to present you with some amazing films from Native filmmakers that display the rich culture and powerful history of the Indigenous peoples […]
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Hidden Gems in our DVD Collection

By Tyler Brown Last year, there were 786 movies released in the USA and Canada—France and Germany match that number each year. In a normal year, there are thousands of movies released into the world. How do you know which ones you should watch, and how do you know which to avoid? I watch nearly […]
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An image featuring rainbow stripes running vertically and the text Pride 2020. The image also contains the logos for Laramie PrideFest and the Albany County Public Library

Pride 2020

June is Pride Month! Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Riots and is a time of celebration and support for the LGBTQ+ Community. This year will mark the fourth annual Laramie PrideFest which is being held from June 22–28. Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, this year’s pridefest will consist of virtual events.    As part […]
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An image with the text Celebrating Black Voices and the covers of 5 books. The books are Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The Mothers by Brit Bennet, Rosewater by Tade Thompson, Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby, and The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore.

Celebrating Black Voices

  In recent weeks, you may have seen many lists and posts on social media containing books about racism in the United States (1 2 3) and how to talk to your children about race (1 2 3). These books are great resources for white people and non-black POC to educate themselves on issues around […]
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