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FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION BEACH READS

August is traditionally a time when we get a chance to relax, and this often involves reading a book on the beach. I hope you all are able to find a sandy spot somewhere with 6 feet on all sides where you can sit back and enjoy some fun in the sun. If you’d like to take a trip to another world while you’re on the beach check out these fantasy and science fiction titles below that I think will hit the spot for some beach reading!

Books for Hamilton Fans of All Ages

Want to brush up on your historical knowledge before tuning in this Fourth of July weekend? Or maybe just read some of the fun fiction that has sprung up surrounding these larger than life historical figures? The library has you covered with e-book recommendations for the whole family.

RAINBOW READS FOR KIDS

You know that June is Pride month, but did you know that it’s also Rainbow Book Month!? 

These are just a few of our favorite books featuring LGBTQ+ characters for 4th through 8th grade. 

Anti-Racist Resources

As we seek to understand the deep injustices that have led to this current situation of unrest and calls for urgently needed change, our librarians have come together to produce a list of titles for Adults, Teens and Children that focus on anti-racism. In addition to these lists, there are a number of excellent documentaries dealing with systemic injustice on Kanopy, many of them listed here.

Get Moving

As we have mentioned previously, May is Mental Health Month, and it seems to be pretty common knowledge that physical activity is essential to our mental well being. With this in mind I am so glad to be able to share this pilates video from one of our Friends ( the Scarsdale Library Friends), Loretta Vickers. Loretta’s video is especially great because it helps us focus and breath correctly as we perform the movements.

Get Down and Boogie!

Picture it: Studio 54 NYC: the mirror ball shimmers as the strobe lights flash to the beat of the disco. So put on your platform shoes and let’s hustle on back to the sounds of  the ‘70s! John Travolta inspired a nation to get out on the dance floor with his iconic moves in Saturday Night Fever.  

Coping

May is Mental Health Awareness Month; it is almost a certainty that many of us are seeking support for ourselves or our loved ones during these times.

Literary Moms We Love

Moms deserve more credit than they sometimes get in children’s and teen literature. There was a time in kid and YA lit where out-of-sight at best and gone-before-the-book-began at worst parents were the norm. In 2010, Publishers Weekly even wrote about this phenomenon of “The Ol’ Dead Dad Syndrome”.