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The People Remember

“This immaculately illustrated picture book walks through a vast swath of history… Zoboi’s poetic retrospective breathes life into Black history narratives and reverently celebrates Black lives.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

“Historical fiction that is as relevant as ever…A timeless and timely tale of one girl’s journey to save her family and discover herself.” ― Kirkus Reviews

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Voices from the Pandemic: American Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage and Resilience

“Saslow has done a sterling job of capturing real people’s experiences of the start of the pandemic.” –Tampa Bay Times

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The Lincoln Highway

“[A] playfully thought-provoking novel . . . [Towles] juggles the pieces of his plot deftly, shifting from voice to voice, skirting sentimentality and quirkiness with a touch of wistful regret, and leading up to an ending that is bound to provoke discussion.” Booklist (starred)

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The Alice Network

“…In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women ― a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947 ― are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.” — Amazon.com

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A Good Kind of Trouble

“A Good Kind of Trouble” by Lisa Moore Ramee — “Shayla navigates the world of middle school and the troubled world beyond with wit and endless heart. A timely, funny, and unforgettable debut about friendship, facing your fears, and standing up for what’s right.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America

“How the World is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America” by Clint Smith — “Both an honoring and an exposé of slavery’s legacy in America and how this nation is built upon the experiences, blood, sweat and tears of the formerly enslaved.”―The Root

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Monarch Butterflies: Explore the Life Journey of One of the Winged Wonders of the World

“Monarchs are a favorite and familiar North American butterfly, and their incredible annual migration has captured the popular imagination for generations. As populations of monarchs decline dramatically due to habitat loss and climate change, interest in and enthusiasm for protecting these beloved pollinators has skyrocketed. With easy-to-read text and colorful, engaging illustrations, Monarch Butterflies presents young readers with rich, detailed information about the monarchs’ life cycle, anatomy, and the wonders of their signature migration, as well as how to raise monarchs at home and the cultural significance of monarchs in Day of the Dead celebrations. As the book considers how human behavior has harmed monarchs, it offers substantive ways kids can help make a positive difference. Children will learn how to turn lawns into native plant gardens, become involved in citizen science efforts such as tagging migrating monarchs and participating in population counts, and support organizations that work to conserve butterflies.” — ONIX annotations

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AGENDA for SPECIAL MEETING

September 17, 2021 – 3:00 PM

Minutes

Topic: Policy for COVID vaccination and testing for GFL staff and volunteers

Other Business

Zoom option: 778 950 7007 or at Library

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My First Gardening Book: 35 Easy and Fun Projects For Budding Gardeners

“If you’re a budding gardener, you can discover how to sow and grow successfully with My First Gardening Book. In Chapter 1, Getting Started, you will learn all the basics, such as how to prepare soil, sow seeds, choose plants and maintain your garden. In Chapter 2, Grow Your Own, put your skills to good use with projects such as the Tasty Herb Pot, Sunflower Alley and Eggshell Gardens. Chapter 3, Garden Decorations, shows you innovative ways to brighten up your garden, including Painted Pots and Ice Mobiles, and in Chapter 4, Garden Crafts you can combine gardening and craft activities, with fun creations such as Lavender Bags and Pretty Seed Packets. All the projects are explained in child-friendly language so that you can garden independently. You will soon enjoy all the rewards of your work as you watch your plants and flowers grow and blossom.” — Simon and Schuster