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Conversations on Race in Our Public Libraries

Posted by Milagros Phillips on August 11, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Editor’s note: This blog describes a framework for facilitating a dialogue on race. Milagros Phillips was invited to write a blog about how libraries can be a place where conversations on race can be convened and advanced.    

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Space Matters

Posted by Jill Hardy Heath on July 27, 2017 at 10:36 AM

Whether witnessing the Northern Lights, reading an inspiring article, attending a world premier opera, dining at a pioneering new restaurant or swimming with sharks; these moments are etched in my mind and filed away as memories to be cherished again and again. Why? Because they made every cell vibrate with...

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