Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th and is also called Emancipation Day, Liberation Day, Jubilee Day, or Freedom Day and celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the United States and originated in Glaveston, Texas on the date in 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom from slavery in the state of Texas. In the 21st century the holiday is celebrated throughout the United States in a variety of ways, I've been together a few of books from our collection to share with your children to learn more about the history behind this holiday:
Return of the Hoopla Summer Drive-in Double Feature
It’s that time again for movies under the stars and I’m searching out Hoopla for all kinds of crazy drive-in double features. Let’s jump into it! (Please remember that Hoopla does not offer “double features” and I am just putting films together for an evening’s viewing. You will use two of your monthly borrows when you select two movies.)
Zombies A Go-Go
The American Library Association has named June "Rainbow Book Month," - a month to highlight the authors and books that reflect the lives and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community. This book list includes not only fiction, but memoirs, essay collections, history of LGBTQIA+ and more- all recommended by our librarians. Click on the cover of each book to access the catalog.
Nonfiction Collection (Juvenile, Young Adult, and Adult):
Creator Spotlight: Grant Morrison
Grant Morrison is a Scottish author and playwright and is known for several fan favorite series for Marvel, DC and European publishers. They are known for their bizarre, psychedelic and counterculture themes and are responsible for breathing new life into a number of obscure characters like Animal Man and the Doom Patrol as well as their own creations like The Invisibles and Zenith. Below are a few of my favorites we have available in our collection:
Leaving Hoopla in June
The following films are leaving Hoopla in June. More than 800 films will be leaving the collection, so this list barely scratches the surface of just some of the great titles in this collection. All write-ups are courtesy Hoopla.
Can't get enough super-heroes? A great way to bridge the gaps while you're waiting for the next volume of your favorite series is checking out a audiobook featuring some of your favorite costumed characters on Hoopla! Take a look at just a sampling of the great audio adaptions featuring various Marvel characters:
Memorial Day this year is May 31. It signals the beginning of summer. (Yay for warm weather after this cold winter!) Its origin goes back to post-Civil War 1866 in Waterloo, New York. At that time, the commemorative day was called "Decoration Day". Businesses closed and people visited cemeteries to decorate with flowers and mementos the graves of fallen soldiers in their honor. In 1971 the day became a federal holiday observing all soldiers who have died in active military service.
Movies for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month all month with these titles and more from the Hoopla collection. Write-ups are from Hoopla.
Jewish American Heritage Month is observed in May and I've selected some of my favorites to showcase, though Jewish American heritage is intrinsically linked with the history of comics stretching back to the Golden Age of Comics and the creation of Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and the Silver Age of comics and the rise of Marvel by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, among countless other examples.