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Black History Month: Hidden Figures

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In honor of Black History Month and the visiting exhibit from The Automotive Hall of Fame (AHoF) called Achievement that the library is hosting all month long, we’ve decided to honor some of the many stories of African American achievement and innovation that often get lost to history.

PDL Staff Best of 2023

They’re simply the best. Better than all the rest. Better than anything. Anything we’ve ever read (or watched). Here’s our staff’s picks for the best books, TV, and movies of 2023!

PDL Wrapped 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right, it’s Spotify Wrapped season. Here at PDL we’ve got a staff full of audiophiles who are so excited to share their top artists and albums of 2023!

Trans Voices And Stories: An All Ages Booklist

This all-ages list features a selection of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming related books for all ages from the PDL collection, which was presented in conjunction with the traveling art exhibit Authentic Selves.

Juneteenth Reads for All Ages

Made a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved people were emancipated in the United States on June 19, 1865. The list below celebrates fiction and nonfiction by African American authors that continue to shape our culture, celebrate liberation, and acknowledge the ongoing work towards freedom and equality.

The Loving Day Booklist

Every year on June 12th, it’s a global day of visibility, education, and community. Loving Day celebrates the overturning of anti-miscegenation laws in the US following the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia in 1967. Celebrate this day by adding a few nonfiction and fiction to your to-read list that feature interracial relationships.

Arab American Heritage Month Book List

In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, we are highlighting books about the diverse experiences, cultures, and contributions of Arab American people. These works of fiction and nonfiction were written by authors who challenge notions of rigid racial identities—there is no single Arab American person, but a multitude.

PDL Staff Best of 2022

It’s back, and bigger than ever! Our staff has picked their best reads and watches of 2022. If you want titles featuring butterflies, baked goods, or monsters, you’ve come to the right place.