Celebrate Juneteenth with us!
First things first, what is Juneteenth and how can I learn more?Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021 and many folks are curious about its origins and looking for great ways to learn more. So let's get started:
- First, learn the basics with Britannica Library's short and sweet overview.
- Next, share what you find with the kids in your life, with this fun and joyous celebration of freedom, "Juneteenth for Mazie."
- Now that we all have the basics, let's dive deeper into how to celebrate emancipation and honor those who endured the conditions of slavery in America with this AMAZING book list available through Overdrive and Libby.
- Did you know we just added a new database? Black Life in America lets patrons explore the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media. With images taken from publications of the day (as far back as 1700), this collection shows accounts of unfathomable injustices and cruelty, but it also shows protest, hope, and joy.
- Still looking for more? Visit the Weston Public Library and browse our Juneteenth displays in both our adult and youth services departments.
While the library building will be closed Sunday, June 19th and Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth, our eLibrary is always open.
All of our eLibrary content is free- just make sure you have your library card handy. Here is a quick list of some of our most popular resources and what each offers:
- Overdrive/Libby: Bestselling eBooks, digital audiobooks, popular digital magazines
- Hoopla: no-lines-no-waiting eBooks, digital audiobooks, movies, TV shows, comics, music, and instructional courses.
- Freegal: downloadable digital music
- Mango Languages: language learning
- Kanopy: thoughtfully curated movies, world cinema, documentaries, TV, and The Great Courses
- America's News: hundreds of local and national newspapers from across the country.
- New York Times.com: full home access for FREE. No more articles behind a paywalls for you.
Don't forget that most of these fantastic resources are available as apps for your smartphone, tablet, or even smart TV! The Libby
, and Mango
apps are especially wonderful ways to access library content.