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Remembrance. Resistance. Resilience.

Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with Sonoma County Library

LGBTQ+ History Month is a month-long celebration that occurs in October to observe lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history, a history which often is, and has been, down-played, distorted, or erased.

In 1994, high school teacher Rodney Wilson worked with other teachers and community leaders to develop this month-long celebration. They decided on October because it occurs when school is in session. It also coincides with National Coming Out Day, which is on October 11, as well as the first and second LGBT Marches on Washington, which took place in 1979 and 1987. From its inception, LGBTQ+ History Month has been challenged. However, due to the past, and continued, work of the queer community and allies, there is more positive LGBTQ+ representation than ever before. While our community has made great strides, it is important to remember that LGBTQ+ history isn't just a reminder of what we've overcome, but is inspiration for the future as well.

This remembrance has come under renewed attacks as more states attempt to silence any discussion of LGBTQ+ topics in classrooms and libraries. PEN America reports that 23 of 137 educational gag orders introduced in state legislatures across the country specifically target teaching about LGBTQ+ identity, history, and other related topics. This censorship is an attack on intellectual freedom, and has real-world consequences to the health and safety of the LGBTQ+ Community. The Sonoma County Library continually works to ensure that LGBTQ+ stories and resources will always be freely available to all members of the public. By doing so, we make sure that the strides made by the LGBTQ+ community will endure and resist this period of backlash, hate, and censorship.

LGBTQ+ History Month is a time to remind ourselves of the vital importance of engaging with history honestly and accurately, and to learn from that history as we celebrate the triumphs of, and the challenges to, the queer community—our community—today.


Here + Queer, Sonoma County

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Share your pride. Reclaim your history. Connect with your community.

Here + Queer, Sonoma County collects, archives, and amplifies the histories of Sonoma County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities. Throughout history, LGBTQ+ people have fought for equality, representation, and dignity in society.

Here + Queer strives to uncover the rich and dynamic stories of queer culture and activism, documenting the struggles and joys of queer life.

This project accepts digital content in the form of personal narratives, essays, anecdotes, photographs, creative works, audiovisual material, and more.

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The project actively seeks submissions from all ages and backgrounds, from all time periods in Sonoma County history. Anonymous submissions are supported, as well as submissions in English and Spanish.

Your stories will empower, enrich, and deepen our understanding of queer communities.
UPLOAD & SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES

Librarian Stuart Wilkinson at Sonoma County Pride Festival 2022, photograph by Terra Emerson.


Virtual Events

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Tuesday, October 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

National Coming Out Day: A Retrospective

Join us on Zoom as Magi Fedorka, an LGBTQI+ activist in Sonoma County, shares a video and talks about community building to support activism and changing Sonoma County to be more inclusive.

Magi Fedorka is known for drafting the first Pride Resolution for Sonoma County in 1987. She also spearheaded the 5-year LGBTQI+Allies community campaign to get the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to pass a Pride Resolution which succeeded in 1992. Members of Forward Together, a community building Lesbian and Gay group organized Pride events from June 1987 through 1993. Magi coordinated the June Pride Picnic/Celebrations during those years.

Magi Fedorka collaborates with Adam Richmond and Tina Dungan on LGBTQI+ LEGACY SONOMA COUNTY.

Advanced registration is required. Please register with your email address to receive the Zoom link one hour before the event begins. This event is presented in English.


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Queer Book Club - (adults) - Virtual

Wednesday, October 12, 6:00pm

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Join librarians virtually to discuss books centering on LGBTQ+ voices. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month (January-December) from 6-7 pm. For more information please visit: https://sonomalibrary.org/queerbookclub.

Physical copies of the book are available (while supplies last).

Queer Book Club


In-Person Events

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October 1-31

Sonoma County LGBTQI Timeline Display at Central Santa Rosa Library

Curated by two local LGBTQI historians, the Sonoma County LGBTQI Timeline will be displayed at the Central Santa Rosa Library all of October for LGBTQ+ History Month! It will also be displayed at the Guerneville Regional Library in November from 11/12-12/3.

Sonoma County has had an LGBTQI presence for many decades. We have had a significant role in LGBTQI culture and politics regionally, statewide and nationally. Women's studies classes at the SRJC and SSU were two of the first programs in California. Gay men from around the US flocked to the Russian River for vacations in the 1970s and 1980s. Sonoma County helped stop a national anti-LGBT movement by successfully fighting against the Brigg's Initiative in 1978. The Sonoma County LGBTQI Timeline contains 6 panels that describe our history from the late 1960s to 2000. See how your life is reflected in the LGBTQI history of Sonoma County. Presented in partnership with LGBTQI+ LEGACY Sonoma County.


Saturday, October 1, 12:00pm-1:30pm

Spooky Story Time with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
at the Guerneville Regional Library

Join library staff and the Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for stories and games that are just a little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun!


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Monday, October 10, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Making Good Trouble with Shad Reinstein
at the Rincon Valley Regional Library

Join local LGBTQI+ historian and activist, Shad Reinstein, who will share stories and photos from over 30 years of protesting. Learn from history, get to know your rights, and create a bookmark or write a letter to share your message. For teens in grades 7-12.


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Family is a Rainbow

Join us for an inclusive event for queer families and allies focused on celebrating the importance of family, diversity, and community. Parents, caregivers, and guardians are welcome to bring their children for an hour of stories, crafts, and exploring what it means to be a family. Recommended for ages 0-6.


Saturday, October 22, 1:00-3:00pm

Celebrate LBGTQ+ History: Exhibit Reception & Oral History Event
at the Central Santa Rosa Library

Share your pride and record an oral history for the Here + Queer, Sonoma County project! We want to hear your stories, big or small, about being LBGTQ+ in Sonoma County. Have a meaningful conversation with us and preserve your voice!

Library staff will interview and record your story. Participants will be asked to sign an interview agreement form, which allows your story to become part of the library's digital collections for future generations to explore and learn.


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Wednesday, October 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Understanding the Transgender Experience
at the Petaluma Regional Library

Join us for a panel discussion with transgender youth and parents of transgender children who will share their perspectives with us. This program will support, educate and inspire anyone who attends.


Community Partners

Take a look at some of Sonoma County’s wonderful LGBTQ+ community organizations and their history. Visit the websites of our fantastic community partners for more events and resources!

LGBTQ Connection - Description from website:

  • https://www.lgbtqconnection.org/
  • https://www.lgbtqconnection.org/north-bay-lgbtq-events-calendar
  • “What was born as a support group for LGBTQ youth at the VOICES youth center in Napa in early spring 2010, has grown into a comprehensive, multi-county initiative fostering healthy, diverse and inclusive communities, driven by youth and other emerging leaders in the rural and suburban north SF bay area--and a model program for the state of California! As both a hub of LGBTQ information and a thriving center of the community, LGBTQ Connection increases awareness, visibility & wellness.”

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Positive Images - Description provided by organization:

  • https://www.posimages.org/
  • https://www.facebook.com/PosImages/
  • “Positive Images was founded by Jim Foster, a gay LMFT, in 1990. Since then, we've provided a weekly peer-support group for LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults ages 12+. Today, we still have a weekly youth group (ages 12-18), a weekly adult peer support group (18+), and a youth leadership development program (ages 12 - 24). Our community center in Santa Rosa features drop-in hours where folks can hang out or receive referrals to other supportive resources. We have a media library and a free closet called our Transformation Station. We are open 12-5pm Tuesday through Friday.”

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Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County - Description provided by organization:

  • https://www.facebook.com/wsnarchives/
  • “In 2007 six older lesbians got together to share our concern for the lack of public information about the formidable Sonoma County Lesbian Movement. Over a few months' time we had generated a list of sixty organizations and businesses created or led by lesbians who were active during the politically turbulent years of 1965 and 1995. Today we are a small group of nine lesbians dedicated to preserving the history of the Sonoma County lesbian community that began during those years of social upheaval.”

TransLife - Description from website:

  • https://translifeconference.org/
  • “In 2015, a group of dedicated individuals came together to create an event to foster a vibrant, healthy, and responsive community of, for, and by our transgender and gender-nonconforming population, those who love them, and those who serve them. This became the first TRANSLIFE Community Conference. The vision of the TRANSLIFE Community Conference and the TRANSLIFE Professional Symposium is the foster a vibrant, healthy, and responsive community of, for, and by our transgender/gender-nonconforming population, those who love them, and those who serve them. The outcome of these two events is strengthened social networks, deeper community engagement, and increased skills across all three of these groups.”

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North Bay LGBTQI Families - Description provided by organization:

  • https://nblgbtqifamilies.org/
  • "Founded in 2017, North Bay LGBTQI Families seeks to provide families with LGBTQIA+ parents, caregivers, and children with a means of building community and advocating for inclusive, diverse, and welcoming spaces in Sonoma County and the surrounding areas. In addition to planning family-friendly social events, our group hosts workshops and other training opportunities for parents to develop the tools and skills they need to engage in intersectional advocacy for equity in schools, local government, and elsewhere in our rural, semi-rural, and suburban communities. We also host monthly social and family gatherings for gender expansive youth under 12."

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Amor Para Todos (APT) - Description provided by organization:

  • https://aptamorparatodos.weebly.com/
  • Mission: To join with schools and communities in an innovative, intersectional approach to cultivate more gender and LGBTQIA+ affirming environments for our youth. We believe our work will be the early intervention that can serve as a catalyst to change systematic invisibility for LGBTQIA+ youth.
  • Vision: That all people, regardless of gender and sexual orientation, feel safe and comfortable to be their true authentic selves and to express themselves freely, and are supported and treated with respect.
  • When people can be their true authentic selves in a safe and respectful environment we will see reduced mental health disparities, improved wellness and strengthened social connections. We are working to support that.
  • Our two main projects are the Saving Lives Now Project (SLNP) and the Rainbow Awareness Project (RAP).

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LGBTQI+ LEGACY Sonoma County - Description provided by organization:

  • LGBTQI+ LEGACY Sonoma County Facebook Group
  • LGBTQI+ LEGACY Sonoma County is a new group that works toward preserving, collecting, and archiving historical materials from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex communities of Sonoma County, California, through the year 2000. We think it is vital to preserve and record the story of how Sonoma County became a desirable place where LGBTQI+ people lived, worked, and created a vibrant community. Our work is not only valuable for the LGBTQI+ community, but also to the heritage of Sonoma County.
  • LGBTQI+ stories from non-metropolitan, suburban, and rural areas of the United States have been poorly documented, inaccessible, and lost. We are interested in papers, fliers, publications, photographs, videos, digital items, and other items.

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Sonoma Valley LGBTQ+ Seniors - Description provided by organization:

  • https://www.aginggayfully.net/
  • This community building social group has been holding monthly group discussions at Vintage House, the senior center in Sonoma, since 2009. For the first three years the group had a coordinator/facilitator paid for under a grant to the LGBT Center in Marin County. When the grant ran out, the Sonoma group participants decided to keep it going with volunteers. In addition to the monthly discussions, the group has also sponsored Pride dances, group meals at local restaurants, outings to places of interest, and intergenerational gatherings. A popular annual event is providing an opportunity for LGBTQ+ elders an opportunity to participate in Sonoma's famous 4th of July Parade including riding in colorfully decorated vehicles (see photo).
  • In addition to being a co-facilitator of Sonoma Valley LGBTQ+ Seniors, Professor Gary "Buz" Hermes also teaches "Aging Gayfully!" through SRJC's Older Adults Program.

 

¡Celebremos la Libertad de Leer!

Banned Books

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma celebra la Semana de los Libros Prohibidos del 18 al 24 de septiembre de 2022. La semana se estableció en la década de 1980 y celebra la libertad de leer y resalta la resistencia a la censura de libros en escuelas y bibliotecas públicas. La censura de libros por bibliotecarios o miembros de la comunidad rompe con la protección constitucional de la libertad de espresión y no se acuerde con el Código de Éticas de la La Asociación de Bibliotecas de los Estados Unidos (ALA). Gracias a los atentos trabajadores de bibliotecas, maestros, padres, estudiantes y campeones de la libertad de expresión, prohibiciones de libros usualmente fallan.

El deseo de protegerles a otros de ideas inapropiadas o difíciles, frequentemente en referencia a los niños de padres preocupados, es la razón más citada para prohibir un libro. Remover acceso a un libro no es una expresión de protección sino un ataque contra la libertad de expresión de los demás. Encuestas sugieran que la mayoría de las prohibiciones de libros no son reportados y a menudo no se notan en las noticias. Los prohibiciones de libros mayormente pasan en las bibliotecas públicas, las aulas y bibliotecas de escuelas y las academias. Puede apoyar promotar la libertad de expresión intelectual por leer libros prohibidos y reportar intentos de censura a la Oficina de la Libertad Intelectual de ALA.


Recursos adicionales

Consulte estas páginas web para obtener más información y recursos sobre la Semana de los Libros Prohibidos y la censura.

 

Celebrate the Freedom to Read!

Banned Books

The Sonoma County Library observes Banned Books Week September 18-24, 2022. First established in the 1980s, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and highlights resistance to book censorship in schools and public libraries. The censorship of books by librarians or community members violates the first amendment protection of free speech and conflicts with the American Library Association Code of Ethics. Thanks to vigilant library workers, teachers, parents, students, and free speech champions, attempted book bans often fail.

The desire to protect others from inappropriate or challenging ideas, frequently the children of concerned parents, is commonly cited as the reason for a book challenge. The removal of a book isn’t an expression of protection but an attack on other people’s freedom of information. Surveys suggest that most book challenges aren’t reported and often go unnoticed by the news media. Most book challenges occur in public libraries and happen in school classrooms, school libraries, and academia. You can help promote intellectual freedom by reading banned books and reporting censorship attempts to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom.


Additional Resources

Check out these websites for more information and resources on Banned Books Week and censorship.

 

Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana Latinx con la Biblioteca

ÚNASE a la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana Latinx de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma, observado desde el 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre anualmente para honrar las historias, culturas, y contribuciones de personas Hispanas o Latinx.*

Le invitamos a todos a los eventos y programas especiales de la biblioteca. Puede revisar nuestras listas de libros seleccionados por su representación de las voces y experiencias Latinx y obtener más información en su biblioteca local.

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma valora la diversidad, la convivencia, la bondad y la conexión. \ Todos los eventos y servicios en la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma están ofrecidos a nuestra comunidad de manera gratuita. Que se sienta como en casa en la biblioteca.

* Latinx, un término neutral de género que refiere a alguien viviendo en los Estados Unidos que nació en Latinoamérica o tiene ancestros de Latinoamérica (Britannica High School, 2022)


Eventos de la Biblioteca

 

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Para más eventos, visite sonomalibrary.org/events
Or check out this PDF!

Hora de cuentos

 

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Para más Cuentos Eventos.


Eventos locales


Libros, colecciones y recursos


Listas de libros recomendados

Children/Niños

Lista de libros para niños PDF

A Girl named Rosita

A Girl named Rosita

por Anika Denise

Abuelita y Yo

Abuelita y Yo

por Leonarda Carranza

Blancaflor

Blancaflor

por Nadja Spiegelman

Camila the Gaming Star

Camila the Gaming Star

por Alicia Salazar

El Club de las Ninas Fantasma

El Club de las Ninas Fantasma

por Raquel Castro

Jugamos al Fútbol

Jugamos al Fútbol

por René Colato Laínez

La Tribu Chatarra

La Tribu Chatarra

por Fermín Solís

Lowriders to the Rescue

Lowriders to the Rescue

por Cathy Camper

¡Mambo Mucho Mambo!

¡Mambo Mucho Mambo!

por Dean Robbins

Manu

Manu

por Kelly Fernández

Nada que Ver

Nada que Ver

por Patricio Betteo

Nuestra América

Nuestra América

por Sabrina Vourvoulias

Selena

Selena

por Silvia López

The Big Splash

The Big Splash

por Kirsten McDonald

The Last Cuentista

The Last Cuentista

por Donna Barba Higuera

Veo

Veo

por Joe Cepeda

Areli es una dreamer

Areli es una dreamer

por Areli Morales

Growing an Artist

Growing an Artist

por John Parra

Hello, Friend

Hello, Friend / Hola, Amigo

por Andrés Salguero & Sara Palacios

Paletero Man

Paletero Man

por Lucky Diaz

Salsa Lullaby

Salsa Lullaby

por Jen Arena

Sharuko

Sharuko

por Monica Brown


Teen/Jóvenes

Lista de libros para adolescentes PDF

Al final mueren los dos

Al final mueren los dos

por Adam Silvera

Casi Alcanzar Todo

Casi Alcanzar Todo

por Matt Méndez

Does My Body Offend You?

Does My Body Offend You?

por Mayra Cuevas

Furia

Furia

por Yamile Saied Mendez

Inheritance

Inheritance

por Elizabeth Acevedo

Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster

Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster

por Andrea Mosqueda

No Filter and Other Lies

No Filter and Other Lies

por Crystal Maldonado

No somos de aquí

No somos de aquí

por Jenny Torres Sanchez

Pocho

Pocho

por Matt de la Peña

The Lost Dreamer

The Lost Dreamer

por Lizz Huerta

This Is Why They Hate Us

This Is Why They Hate Us

por Aaron H. Aceves

 

 

 

 


Adult/Adultos

Lista de libros para adultos PDF

Cocina Latina Ligera

Cocina Latina Ligera

por Johana Clavel

Cócteles

Cócteles

por Ivy Mix

Dos Soledades

Dos Soledades

por Gabriel García Márquez

Finding LatinX

Finding LatinX

por Paola Ramos

The inheritance of Orquidea Divina

The inheritance of Orquidea Divina

por Zoraida Córdova

Invencible

Invencible

por Chiquis Rivera

Más alla de la Frontera

Más alla de la Frontera

por Margarita Longoria

Mi Cocina

Mi Cocina

por Rick Martínez

Mi Lenguaje Roto

Mi Lenguaje Roto

por Quiara Alegría Hudes

No me Cerraran Los Labios

No me Cerraran Los Labios

por Abia Castillo

Salsas Mexicanas

Salsas Mexicanas

por Ricardo Muñoz Zurita

Taste of Latin America

Taste of Latin America

por Patricia Cartin

Velorio

Velorio

por Xavier Navarro Aquino

Violeta

Violeta

por Isabel Allende

Yo Cocino Latino

Yo Cocino Latino

por Verónica Cervera

 

 

 


Recursos de la Biblioteca de la Historia y Genealogía

Disponible en Calisphere Diseños: mapas de Alta California que fueron parte de las peticiones españolas y mexicanas de tierras

“Mapas, o diseños, que constituyeron la colección de Mapas de Tierras originalmente fueron parte de las reclamaciones de tierras privadas adjudicadas por las Cortes del Distrito de California de los EEUU (los distritos del norte y sur) y la Corte Circuita de los EEUU (la 9ª) de 1850 a 1860.”

La Biblioteca de la Historia y la Genealogía guarda archivos de naturalización en el Condado de Sonoma desde el año 1841. Copias son disponibles de manera gratuita.

Finding Your Mexican Ancestors

Finding Your Mexican Ancestors

por George R. Ryskamp

Hispanic Surnames

Hispanic Surnames

por Lyman D. Platt.

Origins of New Mexico Families

Origins of New Mexico Families

por Angélico Chávez

Ranchos of California

Ranchos of California

por Robert G. Cowan

 

 

 

 

 


Recursos de Adult Literacy

Cuéntenos su experiencia de inmigrante
Los inmigrantes en el Condado de Sonoma están invitados a enviar una historia escrita o contarnos verbalmente sobre su experiencia de inmigrante. Estamos buscando historias de inmigrantes que han venido de TODAS PARTES para una colección que se distribuirá a todos los participantes. La fecha límite para enviar su historia es: 30 de septiembre de 2022.
Para más información visite: sonomalibrary.org/arrivals-departures

English Language Partners
¡Nuevo! El Programa English Language Partners provee tutoría individual para adultos que hablen cualquier idioma y deseen mejorar su inglés. Los adultos deberán reunirse con su tutor de 2 o 3 horas por semana en la biblioteca local (o de manera virtual).
Para más información favor de comunicarse a la oficina de Adult Literacy al (707) 544-2622.
Correo electrónico: literacy@sonomalibrary.org


Colaboradores de la comunidad


 

Celebrate Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month with the Library

Join the Sonoma County Library’s celebration of Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month, observed annually from September 15-October 15, honoring the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic or Latinx* people.

Everyone is invited to attend special and ongoing free library events and programs. Take a look at our booklists showcasing Latinx voices and experiences, and learn more at your local library. Sonoma County Library values diversity, community, kindness and connection. All events and services at Sonoma County Library are offered to our community free of charge. Make yourself at home in the library.

* Latinx, a gender-neutral term referring to someone living in the United States who was born in or has ancestors from Latin America (Britannica High School, 2022)


Library Events

 

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For more events please visit sonomalibrary.org/events
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Storytimes

 

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For more Storytime and Bilingual Events.


Local Events


Books, Collections, and Resources


Recommended Booklists

Kids/Ninos

Kids Book List PDF

A Girl named Rosita

A Girl named Rosita

by Anika Denise

Abuelita y Yo

Abuelita y Yo

by Leonarda Carranza

Blancaflor

Blancaflor

by Nadja Spiegelman

Camila the Gaming Star

Camila the Gaming Star

by Alicia Salazar

Jugamos al Fútbol

Jugamos al Fútbol

by René Colato Laínez

La Tribu Chatarra

La Tribu Chatarra

by Fermín Solís

Lowriders to the Rescue

Lowriders to the Rescue

by Cathy Camper

¡Mambo Mucho Mambo!

¡Mambo Mucho Mambo!

by Dean Robbins

Manu

Manu

by Kelly Fernández

Nada que Ver

Nada que Ver

by Patricio Betteo

Nuestra América

Nuestra América

by Sabrina Vourvoulias

Selena

Selena

by Silvia López

The Big Splash

The Big Splash

by Kirsten McDonald

The Last Cuentista

The Last Cuentista

by Donna Barba Higuera

Veo

Veo

by Joe Cepeda

Areli es una dreamer

Areli es una dreamer

by Areli Morales

Growing an Artist

Growing an Artist

by John Parra

Hello, Friend

Hello, Friend / Hola, Amigo

by Andrés Salguero & Sara Palacios

Paletero Man

Paletero Man

by Lucky Diaz

Salsa Lullaby

Salsa Lullaby

by Jen Arena

Sharuko

Sharuko

by Monica Brown


Teens/Jovenes

Teens Book List PDF

Al final mueren los dos

Al final mueren los dos

by Adam Silvera

Casi Alcanzar Todo

Casi Alcanzar Todo

by Matt Méndez

Does My Body Offend You?

Does My Body Offend You?

by Mayra Cuevas

Furia

Furia

by Yamile Saied Mendez

Inheritance

Inheritance

by Elizabeth Acevedo

No Filter and Other Lies

No Filter and Other Lies

by Crystal Maldonado

No somos de aquí

No somos de aquí

by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Pocho

Pocho

by Matt de la Peña

The Lost Dreamer

The Lost Dreamer

by Lizz Huerta

This Is Why They Hate Us

This Is Why They Hate Us

by Aaron H. Aceves

 

 

 

 


Adults/Adultos

Adults Book List PDF

Cocina Latina Ligera

Cocina Latina Ligera

by Johana Clavel

Cócteles

Cócteles

by Ivy Mix

Dos Soledades

Dos Soledades

by Gabriel García Márquez

Finding LatinX

Finding LatinX

by Paola Ramos

Invencible

Invencible

by Chiquis Rivera

Más alla de la Frontera

Más alla de la Frontera

by Margarita Longoria

Mi Cocina

Mi Cocina

by Rick Martínez

Mi Lenguaje Roto

Mi Lenguaje Roto

by Quiara Alegría Hudes

No me Cerraran Los Labios

No me Cerraran Los Labios

by Abia Castillo

Salsas Mexicanas

Salsas Mexicanas

by Ricardo Muñoz Zurita

Taste of Latin America

Taste of Latin America

by Patricia Cartin

Velorio

Velorio

by Xavier Navarro Aquino

Violeta

Violeta

by Isabel Allende

Yo Cocino Latino

Yo Cocino Latino

by Verónica Cervera

 

 

 


History and Geneology Resources

Available in Calisphere: Diseños: maps of Alta California that would accompany Spanish and Mexican land grant petitions.

“Maps, or diseños, that comprise the Land Case Maps collection originally formed part of the private land claims ajudicated by the U.S. District Courts of California (Northern and Southern Districts) and the U.S Circuit Court (9th Circuit) from ca. 1850 to 1860.”

H&G holds naturalization records for Sonoma County dating back to 1841. Copies are free.

Finding Your Mexican Ancestors

Finding Your Mexican Ancestors

by George R. Ryskamp

Hispanic Surnames

Hispanic Surnames

by Lyman D. Platt.

Origins of New Mexico Families

Origins of New Mexico Families

by Angélico Chávez

Ranchos of California

Ranchos of California

by Robert G. Cowan

 

 

 

 

 


Adult Literacy

Share Your Immigration Story
Immigrants in Sonoma County are invited to submit a written story or tell us verbally about their Immigrant Experience. We are seeking stories from immigrants who have come from EVERYWHERE for a collection to be printed for all participants. The deadline for all story submissions is: September 30, 2022.
For more information visit: sonomalibrary.org/arrivals-departures

English Language Partners
This new program provides one-on-one tutoring for adult speakers of ALL languages, who want to improve their English-language skills. Adults must have 2-3 hours per week to meet with a tutor at their local library (or virtually).
For more information call the Adult Literacy office at (707) 544-2622.
Email: literacy@sonomalibrary.org


Community Partners


 

Cuéntenos su Experiencia de Inmigrante

Comparte su historia para una colección especial

Los inmigrantes en el Condado de Sonoma están invitados a enviar una historia escrita o contarnos verbalmente sobre su experiencia de inmigrante. Estamos buscando historias de inmigrantes que han venido de TODAS PARTES, y en este momento podemos traducir historias enviadas en inglés o español. La fecha límite para enviar todas las historias es: 30 de septiembre de 2022.

El tema: Comparta su historia sobre dejar su país de origen y buscar su futuro en los Estados Unidos. ¿Qué hizo y qué se sintió? ¿Qué renunció? ¿Qué gano? Las historias deben reflejar la voz del escritor. No hay necesidad de "perfección" o reglas de escritura rígidas. Las historias DEBEN ser sobre el tema de las experiencias de los inmigrantes para ser incluidas en esta colección.

El Proyecto: El Laboratorio de Innovación de la Biblioteca de Humanidades de California en asociación con el Programa de Alfabetización de Adultos de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma están creando una antología titulada: Llegadas y Salidas. Esta colección contará las historias de inmigrantes en todo el condado de Sonoma y destacará su experiencia con sus propias palabras. Esta colección especial estará disponible impresa en invierno y se distribuirá a todos los participantes. Las Llegadas y Salidas también estarán disponibles para prestar para todos los residentes.

Dos eventos de autor GRATIS para comenzar a este proyecto:

(no es necesario asistir para enviar una historia)

Francisco Jimenez photo

27 de agosto de 2022 — 10:30am - 11:30am

Charla virtual de autor de Francisco Jiménez sobre su experiencia de crecer en una familia de trabajadores migrantes. Describirá su proceso utilizado en la escritura de su serie de memorias de cuatro libros: Cajas de cartón, Senderos fronterizos and Más allá de mí, Taking Hold y explicará por qué escribe.

Regístrese aquí


Reyna Grande photo

3 de septiembre de 2022 — 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Charla de autor en persona y taller de escritura con Reyna Grande sobre cómo escribir sus historias. Inmigrante, Reyna Grande es autora de las memorias: La distancia entre nosotros y La búsqueda de un sueño, y de las novelas A través de cien montañas, Bailando con mariposas y Corrido de amor y gloria.

Ubicación: Sala del Foro de la Biblioteca Central Santa Rosa
211 E Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Regístrese aquí


FECHA DE ENTREGA para enviar su experiencia de inmigrante: 30 de septiembre de 2022

Las historias recibidas antes de esta fecha serán aceptadas en los siguientes formatos:

  • Por escrito (copia en papel, archivos adjuntos de correo electrónico en Word, envío escrito a mano o escrito a máquina aceptado)
  • Para contar su historia de experiencia de inmigrante a un miembro del personal verbalmente (inglés/español), llame a 707-544-2622 para concertar una cita.

Autorización requerida: Todas las presentaciones deben incluir un formulario de autorización (permiso) firmado. Este formulario nos permite incluir su historia en la colección impresa y notificarle cuando su copia de Llegadas y Salidas esté disponible. Por favor, llene completamente este formulario de autorización y envíelo por correo electrónico con el envío de su historia antes del 30 de septiembre de 2022.

Jovanna Ayala, Servicios de alfabetización de adultos, 211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Correo electrónico: literacy@sonomalibrary.org
Teléfono: 707-544-2622

Este proyecto fue posible gracias al apoyo de California Humanities, un socio sin fines de lucro de la Fundación Nacional para las Humanidades. Visita www.calhum.org.

  

 

Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearing Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Transition Plan


Notice of Availability & Notice of Public Hearing

Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Transition Plan

Notice of availability and notice of public hearing of the proposed Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Transition Plan was given by order of the Sonoma County Library Director on July 1, 2022. At the Library Commission Regular Meeting held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, Chair Deborah Doyle removed Item 10.1 Accept Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Transition Plan from the agenda and moved the item to the September Library Commission Meeting. At the August 3, 2022 Library Commission Meeting, Matthew Anderson, Architect, of Bureau Veritas provided an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Transition Plan.

All public agencies with greater than 50 employees like the Sonoma County Library must comply with Americans with Disabilities Act Title II (28CFR part 35.150(d)) to actively plan for equal access for people with disabilities.

A copy of the proposed Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Transition Plan can be reviewed at the Central Santa Rosa Library, Cloverdale Regional Library, Forestville Community Library, Guerneville Regional Library, Healdsburg Regional Library, Northwest Santa Rosa Library, Occidental Community Library, Petaluma Regional Library, Rincon Valley Regional Library, Rohnert Park – Cotati Regional Library, Roseland Regional Library, Sebastopol Regional Library, Sonoma Valley Regional Library, and Windsor Regional Library during normal work hours, and via the internet at https://www.sonomalibrary.org/ (search for ADA).

Notice is hereby given that the Sonoma County Library will conduct a public hearing at the date time and location stated below for the adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Transition Plan, to protect qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability in the services, programs and activities of local governments.

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: via Zoom (email ldavison@sonomalibrary.org for access)

Notice is hereby given that any and all persons interested in this matter may attend the hearing and testify or present evidence concerning any matter related thereto.

This notice is given by order of the Sonoma County Library Interim Director and is dated August 15, 2022.


 

Tell Us Your Immigrant Experience

Share Your Story for a Special Collection

Immigrants in Sonoma County are invited to submit a written story or tell us verbally about their Immigrant Experience. We are seeking stories from immigrants who have come from EVERYWHERE, and at this time we can translate stories submitted in English or Spanish. The deadline for all story submissions is: September 30, 2022.

The Topic: Share your story about leaving your home country and seeking your future in the United States. What did you do and feel? What did you give up? What did you gain? Stories should reflect the voice of the writer. There is no need for “perfection” or rigid writing rules. Stories MUST be on the theme of Immigrant Experiences to be included in this collection.

The Project: The California Humanities Library Innovation Lab in partnership with the Sonoma County Library Adult Literacy Program are creating an anthology entitled: Arrivals and Departures. This collection will feature stories of immigrants throughout Sonoma County and highlight their experience in their own words. This special collection will be available in print in Winter and will be distributed to all participants. Arrivals and Departures will also be available to check-out by all residents through the Sonoma County Library.

Two FREE author events to kick off this project:

(you do not need to attend to submit a story)

Francisco Jimenez photo

August 27, 2022 — 10:30am - 11:30am

Virtual Author Talk by Francisco Jiménez on his experience growing up in a family of migrant workers. He will describe his process used in writing his four-book memoirs series - The Circuit, Breaking Through and Reaching Out, Taking Hold and explain why he writes.

Register here


Reyna Grande photo

September 3, 2022 — 1:30pm - 4:30pm

In-person Author Talk and Writing Workshop with Reyna Grande on writing your stories. An immigrant herself, Reyna Grande is the author of the memoirs The Distance Between Us and A Dream Called Home, and the novels Across a Hundred Mountains, Dancing With Butterflies, and A Ballad of Love and Glory.

Location: Central Santa Rosa Library Forum Room
211 E Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Register here


DEADLINE to Submit your Immigrant Experience: September 30, 2022

Stories received by this date will be accepted in the following formats:

  • In writing (hard copies, email attachments in Word, hand-written or typed submission accepted)
  • To tell your Immigrant Experience story to a staff member verbally (English/Spanish), call 707-544-2722 to set up an appointment.

Release required: All submissions must include a signed release (permission) form. This form allows us to include your story in the printed collection and notify you when your copy of Arrivals and Departures is available. Please fill it out completely this release form and send or email it in with your story submission by September 30, 2022.

Jovanna Ayala, Adult Literacy Services, 211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Email: literacy@sonomalibrary.org
Phone: 707-544-2622

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.

  

 

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Día de encontrar la historia del condado de Sonoma

¿Está interesado en los muchos grupos e individuos que dieron forma a la historia de su comunidad? ¿Tienes curiosidad por los edificios desaparecidos que solían estar en tu cuadra? ¿Busca registros históricos locales raros, fotografías y artefactos?

Retroceda en el tiempo y únase a más de 30 organizaciones históricas y culturales locales mientras exhiben sus colecciones, tesoros escondidos y próximos proyectos en el Día de la búsqueda de la historia del Condado de Sonoma el sábado 6 de agosto, de 10 am a 2 pm en el Finley Community Center, Auditorio Person, 2060 W. College Ave, Santa Rosa.

The free event is presented by the Sonoma County Historical Society, which also celebrates its 60th anniversary this summer, and is co-hosted by the Sonoma County Library. Sponsors include many notable local groups and associations, such as the Redwood Empire Chinese Association, Harry Lindstrom of the Sea Ranch Archives Committee, the Filipino American National Historical Society, the Rancho Bodega Historical Society and the Japanese American Citizens League.

El evento gratuito es presentado por Sonoma County Historical Society, que también celebra su 60 aniversario este verano, y es co-organizado por la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma. Los patrocinadores incluyen muchos grupos y asociaciones locales notables, como Redwood Empire Chinese Association, Harry Lindstrom del Sea Ranch Archives Committee, Filipino American National Historical Society, Rancho Bodega Historical Society y el Japanese American Citizens League.

"Aquí hay una oportunidad, todo en un solo lugar, para que los residentes conozcan a los grupos a menudo ocultos, que mantienen viva la cultura y la historia en todos los rincones del condado", dijo el presidente de Sonoma County Historical Society, Ray Johnson.

Las organizaciones públicas, privadas, académicas y gubernamentales locales compartirán sus proyectos en curso y destacarán muestras de sus posesiones: los participantes van desde el Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery y Fort Ross Conservancy hasta Sonoma County Historical Records Commission. El evento también incluirá firmas de libros de autores locales y muchas presentaciones que presentarán la diversidad del rico legado del condado de Sonoma.

Las Colecciones Especiales de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma se presentarán en el evento, y el BiblioBus, el centro tecnológico móvil del sistema de bibliotecas, hará una parada frente al edificio. ¡Regístrese para obtener una tarjeta de la biblioteca, acceda a Wi-Fi gratuito y eche un vistazo a libros y medios en el autobús!

 

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School Resources from Your Library

Sonoma County Library is here to help with your back-to-school needs. Are you a parent of a school-age child or children? A student yourself? Maybe you want to enrich your life and embark on your own personal learning journey. We've put together a list of resources that you may find useful during the school year...and beyond! All you need is a Sonoma County Library card to access the below resources.

School-Age

  • BookFlix pairs classic children’s picture books with a related nonfiction eBook. Puzzles, games, and age-appropriate web links allow kids to further explore.
  • Find educational eBooks and eAudiobooks, and stream movies, music, newspapers, and magazines, with eResources like Libby, by OverDrive and Kanopy. Enjoy children’s and teen collections through Libby, by OverDrive.
  • CultureGrams provides country reports on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
  • Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and reading abilities.
  • MakeMake is entirely in Spanish and offers animated and interactive books and many more resources for parents and educators to help develop Spanish language literacy in children from birth through elementary school.
  • National Geographic Kids houses books, videos, magazines and pictures produced by National Geographic for children.
  • TeachingBooks.net and Book Connections add a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books.
  • Students of any age can connect with free tutors and more at Tutor.com.
  • ScienceFlix offers engaging science content for students spanning grades 4-10.
  • Science: Interactive helps students better visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.
  • Critically analyze and understand important topics that affect people around the world with periodicals and multimedia through Environmental Studies In Context.
  • Our Student OneCard partnership provides students access to library resources using their student ID number. See the list of participating schools and learn more about Student OneCards.

Adult Education

  • The Sonoma County Library Adult Literacy Program provides one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to improve their English language and reading and writing skills. Call 707-544-2622 for more information.
  • Earn your high school diploma online with Career Online High School.
  • Learn business, technology, and creative skills with video tutorials from LinkedIn Learning.
  • Job & Career Accelerator offer powerful tools, skill-building resources, and guidance to achieve your educational goals.
  • VetNow offers learning tools including live online tutoring, a writing lab, and an extensive library of lessons, videos tutorials, and practice tests.
  • LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks for all ages.
  • Learn a new language or brush up on one you're already familiar with! Mango Languages is fun and easy to use.
  • Students of any age can connect with free tutors and more at Tutor.com.
  • Great Courses are expertly-produced audio and video courses by professors such as Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Access the Great Courses collection on Kanopy, Libby, by OverDrive, and hoopla.

Recursos escolares de la biblioteca

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma está aquí para ayudarlos con sus necesidades para prepararse para regresar a la escuela. ¿Es usted padre de un niño o niños de edad escolar? ¿Un estudiante usted mismo? Quizás le interesa aprender por sí mismo. ¡Hemos reunido una lista de recursos útiles para el año escolar y más allá! Lo único que necesita es una tarjeta de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma para utilizar los siguientes recursos.

Para niños y adolescentes

  • BookFlix combina libros ilustrados clásicos para niños con un libro electrónico de no ficción relacionado. Rompecabezas, juegos y enlaces apropiados para su edad permiten a los niños explorar más a fondo.
  • Encuentre libros electrónicos educativos y libros de audio electrónicos, y transmita películas, música, periódicos y revistas, con eResources como Libby, de OverDrive y Kanopy. Disfrute de los niños y adolescentes colecciones a través de Libby, por OverDrive.
  • CultureGrams tiene reportes de países sobre su cultura y vida cotidiana e información para contextualizar los costumbres y estilos de vida alrededor del mundo.
  • Escolar es una enciclopedia en línea en español para aprender sobre cualquier asunto y ofrece información al nivel de lectura del estudiante.
  • Britannica School es una enciclopedia en línea en inglés para aprender sobre cualquier asunto y ofrece información al nivel de lectura del estudiante.
  • Completamente en español, MakeMake ofrece libros animados e interactivos, y una gran cantidad de recursos para padres y maestros que ayudarán a desarrollar la alfabetización en español de niños desde su nacimiento hasta que cumplen la primaria.
  • National Geographic Kids tiene libros, videos, revistas e imágenes producidas por National Geographic para niños.
  • TeachingBooks.net y Book Connections proporciona una experiencia de lectura con contenido multimedia para libros de niños y adolescentes.
  • Los estudiantes de cualquier edad pueden conectarse con tutores gratis y mucho más en Tutor.com.
  • ScienceFlix ofrece contenido científico interesante para estudiantes de los grados 4-10.
  • Science: Interactive ayuda a los estudiantes a visualizar y comprender conceptos de la biología, la química, las ciencias de la tierra y la ciencia del espacio.
  • Environmental Studies In Context ofrece publicaciones periódicas y multimedias para hacer un análisis crítico y entender temas importantes que le afecta a la gente en todos lugares del mundo.
  • Nuestra colaboración de Student OneCard los da a los estudiantes acceso a recursos de la biblioteca utilizando su número de identificación escolar. Vea aquí la lista de escuelas participantes y aprenda más sobre las tarjetas de Student OneCard.

Educación para adultos

  • El Programa de Alfabetización de Adultos de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma proporciona tutoría individual para adultos que desean mejorar sus habilidades en el inglés y la lectura y la escritura: 707-544-2622.
  • Gane su diploma de GED en línea con Career Online High School.
  • Aprenda sobre negocios, tecnología, y destrezas creativas con tutoriales en video de LinkedIn Learning.
  • Job & Career Accelerator tiene recursos y herramientas para aprender y lograr sus metas de estudio.
  • LearningExpress Library tiene tutoriales en video, pruebas de práctica y libro electrónicos para todas edades.
  • Mango Languages le ayuda aprender nuevos idiomas o mejorar el segundo idioma. ¡Es divertido y fácil!
  • Tutor.com ofrece sesiones gratuitas en vivo con tutores expertos en matemáticas, inglés, etc.
  • Great Courses es una manera de ver y escuchar series de lecturas y talleres en video. Puede acceder a Great Courses a través de Kanopy, OverDrive, y hoopla.

 

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