May is rich in reasons to rejoice, including Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – an annual tribute to the many cultural and historical contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders to the diverse tapestry of the United States. In common with the other commemorative months, the yearly celebration originated in Congress.
There’s a lot to celebrate in May - spring flowers, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and, since 2006, Jewish American Heritage Month. Following a concerted effort by Jewish leaders to establish a national month of commemoration, Jewish American Heritage Month was inaugurated in 2006 by a Congressional Resolution and a Presidential Proclamation by George W.
Overdrive to Libby
On May 1, 2023, the OverDrive app will be discontinued. We encourage you to make the switch to Libby, the newer reading app.
Download Libby or visit libbyapp.com to get started.
The Catalog-Save Your Reading Lists
Carol Ann Duffy, the United Kingdom’s Poet Laureate from 2009-2019, wrote: “You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what’s in your heart.” Her message that poetry is everywhere and that it is accessible to everyone is one of the reasons this literary form will always be an integral part of our lives and culture.
Hello Scarsdale Teens!
Here's the 16th installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!
Our latest prompt for you is: What would your theme song be?
- The Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog
- [whatever great song you write on Discord or on a post-it in the Teen Room]
Our next Post-it Prompt will launch in April.
This project is brought to you by Scarsdale Public Library's Teen Services Department & Teen Advisory Board.
On March 12, 1987, Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as National Women’s History Month. Each year, the President issues a special proclamation in recognition of the enormous contributions made by women to every aspect of American life, history and culture. Why was March chosen for the celebration?
The Scarsdale Public Library is here to serve as your community hub - providing you with a space away from home to read, relax, learn, connect, and enjoy friendly service. You can also experience the library from home or abroad. Download digital books, magazines, and stream movies, from anywhere you have an internet connection.
Libraries are for everyone! From birth through adulthood and into your senior years, the library has something to offer for every stage of life.
Presidents’ Day, a Federal holiday which is celebrated this year on February 20, was originally established in 1885 to honor the February 22 birthday of our first president, George Washington. Over time it also became associated with the February 12 birthday of 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which created additional three day weekends for the country’s workers, the holiday will always fall on the third Monday of February but, ironically, never on the actual b
February is Black History Month, an annual tribute to generations of African Americans whose invaluable contributions to this country were achieved in the face of tremendous adversity. Originally a week-long observance created in 1926 by prominent scholar and historian Carter G. Woodson, the celebration was expanded to a month in 1976 by President Gerald R.
Hello Scarsdale Teens!
Here's the 15th installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!
Our latest prompt for you is: What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
Who hasn’t yearned for a “do-over,” an opportunity to correct missteps, undo wrongs, take a different fork in the road or even rewrite history? As the saying goes, “hindsight is always 20/20.” Of course, we inhabitants of the real world cannot travel to the past and reset the future but writers are not constrained by the limitations of the space-time continuum; they venture wherever their imaginations take them. The cusp of the new year, when the slate for 2023 is still blank, is the perfect time to conjecture about what it would mean to possess a prescient advantage.
Resolutions: Inherent in every ending is a beginning; in December, we reflect back on the past year while in January we anticipate the future with cautious optimism. In the spirit of a new year, who has not committed to resolutions for a better life, a better self, a better world?
The Path to Empowerment: Empowering High School Girls forum is brought to you by SHS student Sonya Chen in partnership with the Greenburgh and Scarsdale Public Libraries.
This series was designed to equip girls to feel more empowered, self-confident, and better prepared to handle the day-to-day challenges they encounter. Participation is open to high school girls in grades 9-12.
As the year draws to a close we reflect back on goals achieved and goals left unrealized. For many of us, the wish list of unread books just kept growing. So many wonderful books were published in 2022 that choosing became a daunting challenge. Which ones to read? Why not start with the literary prize winners - the best of the best!