Jazz in the Library

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is a music festival held every April in recognition of the significant contribution that jazz music has made to society. The aim of this annual event is to pay tribute to jazz for its historic and cultural significance by encouraging schools, governments, and organizations to participate in various events such as…
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Celebrate the Splendor of Unicorns!

With the resurgence of Lisa Frank, the abundance of “Unicorn”-flavored foods and beverages, and the incorporation of unicorns into pop culture, some might say these magical one-horned horse creatures are having a moment. I’d argue, however, that unicorns have staying power — and have been capturing human fascination since Ancient Greece. January 11th is your…
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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, a time-honored and revered holiday in the Mexican and Mexican-American community, commemorates the victory of the Mexican Army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The holiday celebrates a victory over the French forces that invaded and occupied parts of Mexico. The History When two previous wars left the Mexican…
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Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is a music festival held every April in recognition of the significant contribution that jazz music has made to society. The aim of this annual event is to pay tribute to jazz for its historic and cultural significance by encouraging schools, governments and organizations to participate in various events such as…
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Microphone Mechanics

A Celebration of Black Excellence: Drum Making Workshop Oakland based Hip Hop artist Jahi, from Microphone Mechanics, will present contributions African Americans and Africans have made on the world through various known and unknown inventions. Drum making and rhythmic expression will accompany this session with a focus on building legacy. Jahi has over 20 years…
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Celebrate Thanksgiving

Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is coming up fast! If your Thanksgiving is anything like mine that means lots of cooking, family, and maybe some stress (or a lot). But don’t worry. The library has you covered. Check out our thanksgiving recommendations below for an awesome thanksgiving celebration. Cookbooks for Thanksgiving Dinner Inspiration The New…
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