National Foster Care Month

“National Foster Care Month is an initiative of the Children’s Bureau. Each May, we take time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. We use this time to renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the more than 407,000 children and youth in foster care, and celebrate those who make a meaningful difference in their lives.” Click HERE for more information on National Foster Care Month.

Click HERE for information on NPL’s Foster Care Information Session on May 11th.

If you are thinking about becoming a foster parent, you can learn more about the application process and the supports provided by the Department by attending this information meeting.

This event will be held on Zoom. Register HERE or by calling 978-465-4428 x 242. A link will be emailed to participants automatically. If you do not receive a link, please email or call 978-465-4428 x242.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

“May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.”

Source: Click HERE to see the collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The contents of this site highlight only a small portion of the physical and digital holdings of the participating partners.

Circulo de Lectores

Do you enjoy reading in Spanish?

We invite you to join our new Spanish language book group! We will read Spanish-language classics as well as recently published books with an average length of 250-350 pages. This is best suited for anyone with an intermediate to advanced Spanish reading level- both books and discussions will be in Spanish. Please contact the reference desk if you have any questions!

¿Le gusta leer libros en español?

¡La biblioteca lo invita a participar en nuestro nuevo grupo de lectura! Leeremos libros clásicos así también como libros recientemente publicados con una longitud de promedio de 250 a 350 páginas. Platicaremos sobre la trama de la historia, los personajes, y su experiencia leyendo el libro. El grupo será mejor adecuado para aquellos con un nivel de lectura intermedio a avanzado en español.

Si no está seguro de su nivel de lectura en español, el gráfico (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) que se encuentra AQUÍ le puede dar una idea. Para que usted pueda leer cómodamente y participar en la discusión, un nivel de B2 a C2 probablemente sería lo mejor.

El primer libro que estaremos leyendo es Violeta por Isabel Allende.

Violeta por Isabel Allende

Con una carta de amor, esta novela histórica relata las memorias de Violeta- sus desengaños, romances apasionados, momentos de pobreza y prosperidad, pérdidas terribles e inmensas alegrías.

Las discusiones se llevarán a cabo en Zoom. Regístrese AQUÍ o llamando al 978-465-4428 x242. Un enlace será enviado por correo electrónico a los participantes automáticamente. 

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no recibe un enlace, o para poner un libro en espera envíe un correo electrónico a o llame al 978-465-4428 x242.

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