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Celebrate the Freedom to Read!

Banned Books

The Sonoma County Library observes Banned Books Week this September 26-October 2, 2021. 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.

Report Censorship

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom provides confidential support to anyone undergoing a challenge or ban. Support can come in letters, book reviews, resources, talking points or emotional support. Report censorship online or by calling -800-545-2433, ext. 4226.

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 156 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2020. Of the 273 books targeted, here are the most challenged, along with the reasons cited for censoring the books. Click the book cover to place a request on a Sonoma County Library copy of each of these books to make your own assessment:


George

George
by Alex Gino (they/them)

Reasons:
Challenged, banned, and restricted for LGBTQIA+ content, conflicting with a religious viewpoint, and not reflecting “the values of our community.”

Stamped

Stamped: Racism, Anti Racism, and You
by Ibram X. Kendi (he/him)
and Jason Reynolds (he/him)

Reasons:
Banned and challenged because of the author’s public statements and because of claims that the book contains “selective storytelling incidents” and does not encompass racism against all people.


All American Boys

All American Boys
by Jason Reynolds (he/him)
and Brendan Kiely (he/him)

Reasons:
Banned and challenged for profanity, drug use, and alcoholism, and because it was thought to promote anti-police views, contain divisive topics, and be “too much of a sensitive matter right now.”

Speak

Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson (she/her)

Reasons:
Banned, challenged, and restricted because it was thought to contain a political viewpoint, be biased against male students, and for the novel’s inclusion of rape and profanity.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie (he/him)

Reasons:
Banned and challenged for profanity, sexual references, and allegations of sexual misconduct by the author.

Something Happened in Our Town

Something Happened in Our Town
by Marianne Celano (she/her),
Marietta Collins (she/her),
and Ann Hazzard (she/her),
illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin (she/her)

Reasons:
Challenged for “divisive language” and because it was thought to promote anti-police views.


To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee (she/her)

Reasons:
Banned and challenged for racial slurs and their negative effect on students, featuring a “white saviour” character, and its perception of the Black experience.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck (he/him)

Reasons:
Banned and challenged for racial slurs and racist stereotypes, and their negative effect on students.


The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison (she/her)

Reasons:
Banned and challenged because it was considered sexually explicit and depicted child sexual abuse.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas (she/her)

Reasons:
Challenged for profanity, and it was thought to promote an anti-police message.


Additional Resources

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

 

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¡Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana • Latinx con la Biblioteca!

Celebre la rica historia y cultura hispana/latinx del Condado de Sonoma con la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma durante el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana/Latinx, que se extiende desde el 15 de septiembre hasta el 15 de octubre. Este mes reconoce y honra las historias, culturas y contribuciones de personas hispanas o latinx (una alternativa neutral de género a los términos latinos o latinas).

La Oficina del Censo de los Estados Unidos estima que el 27.3 por ciento de los residentes del Condado de Sonoma son Hispanos/Latinx en 2019. Según la Junta de Desarrollo Económico del Condado de Sonoma, el Condado de Sonoma es el hogar de la población Hispana/Latinx más grande en el Norte de la Bahía. La junta directiva proyecta que para el 2060 la población Hispana/Latinx será el 40% de la población del condado de Sonoma.

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma ofrece una gran colección de libros en inglés y español, audiolibros, DVDs, CDs, videojuegos y recursos en línea para todas las edades. ¡Puede prestarlos gratis con su tarjeta de la biblioteca!

Este año la biblioteca celebrará el Mes de la Herencia Hispana Latinx con una emocionante variedad de eventos virtuales gratuitos en inglés y español. Todos eventos virtuales son gratuitos al público. Es necesario registrarse con anticipación.


Eventos virtuales


Raúl The Third

Meet the Author: Raúl The Third
Sabado, 9 de octubre a las 11:00am

Raúl the Third es ilustrador y autor premiado del Honor de Pura Belpré con sus libros ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market y ¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat.

Conoce al Raúl The Third, el autor, ilustrador y artista galardonado en este evento virtual. Su obra se centra la experiencia mexicana-americana contemporánea y lleva a base sus recuerdos de su crianza en El Paso, Tejas y la Ciudad Juárez, México.

Este evento está recomendado para niños de 4 a 12 años. Será en el inglés con interpretación en vivo al español.


Bilingual Family Storytimes

Hora de cuentos bilingüe familiar, en vivo en Zoom

Únase a las horas de cuento bilingüe familiar en inglés y español en vivo en Zoom presentadas por bibliotecarias de niños. Modelamos las prácticas diarias de hablar, cantar, leer, escribir y jugar para que su hijo está preparado para leer. Horas de cuento incluyen libros, juegos de motricidad fina, rimas y canciones. Para familias y cuidadores de niños de 0 a 6 años de edad.

Haga clic en los enlaces abajo para registrarse. Busque el botón turqués que dice “Register.”

  • 15 de septiembre a las 10:30am
  • 22 de septiembre a las 10:30am

Take & Make Craft Kits

Kits de Arte para Llevar y Hacer: Flores cempasúchiles de papel

¡Los kits están disponibles en cantidades limitadas en todas 14 sucursales a partir del 15 de septiembre! Visita o llama tu biblioteca local para llevárselo uno mientras duren los materiales. Diseñados para niños de 5 años en adelante con la supervisión de un adulto.

Puedes hacer tu flor cempasúchil paso a paso con el artista local Ernesto Hernández Olmos en el video de instrucción:
www.sonoma-library.org/tminstructions.


Virtual Pride Club for Teens

Club Virtual del Orgullo para Jóvenes (edades 13 a 18)

Cada martes a las 4pm

El tema de septiembre es libros, películas, shows de tele, y personas Latinx y Queer. Para registrarse para el club, haga clic en los enlaces abajo. Busque el botón turqués que dice “Register.”

  • 7 de septiembre (evento pasado)
  • 14 de septiembre
  • 21 de septiembre
  • 28 de septiembre

Taller del papel picado para jóvenes

Taller del papel picado para jóvenes
El sábado, 25 de septiembre a la 1:00pm

¡Regístrate aquí para llevar un kit de materiales para hacer papel picado!

El artista Ernesto Hernández Olmos los enseñará los jóvenes cómo crear papel picado.


Sonidos de Sonoma

Sonidos de Sonoma con Armando García-Dávila, para ver en Youtube
Lunes, 27 de septiembre

Este capítulo hablamos con el poeta y novelista Armando García-Dávila sobre el proceso creativo, lo que significa ser un poeta de la clase obrera, su trabajo con los prisioneros en San Quentin, su crianza como mexicano-americano católico en la clase obrera en San Diego, sus 43 años en el condado de Sonoma y su nueva vida en México.

Lista de YouTube


Read BIPOC Book Club

Charla sobre The House on Mango Street con El Club de Lectura BIPOC
Martes, 28 de septiembre a las 6:00pm

Únase virtualmente con bibliotecari@s para hablar de libros escritos por autores Negros, Indígenas o Gente de Color (BIPOC por sus siglas en inglés)

Aquí una reseña de The House on Mango Street por Sandra Cisneros:

Esta novela en partes le rompe el corazón y a veces le llena de alegría. The House on Mango Street cuenta la historia de Esperanza Cordero, cuyo barrio es uno de realidades y bellezas duras. Esperanza no quiere pertenecer—no a su barrio humilde y no a las expectativas bajas que le tenga el mundo. La historia de Esperanza es de una joven entrando en su poder e inventando para sí misma lo que será.

Para más información, por favor visite:
https://sonomalibrary.org/bipocbookgroup


El Botanical Bus

El Botanical Bus: Bilingual Mobile Herb Clinic
El sábado, 2 de octubre a las 10:00am

La Salud y Energía Ovárica de la Mujer con Samantha Pérez

Aprenderemos cómo respetar y estar consciente de nuestros ciclos para conectar nuestra energía con las funciones de sanación del cuerpo.

Únase a los talleres virtuales del bienestar para aprender sobre el conocimiento indígena de la medicina de las plantas. Presentados por las Promotoras de Salud que son dedicadas al intercambio de remedios, recetas y medicina para fomentar la salud holística en la comunidad.

* Estos talleres serán en español con interpretación al inglés en vivo.


Tortilla Literaria

Tortilla Literaria: También esto pasará por Milena Busquets
Lunes, 4 de octubre a las 7:30pm

Participe en una discusión de libros en línea por Zoom.


El Cacao Documentary

El Cacao Proyección de la película documental
y conversación con la directora, Michelle Aguilar

Lunes, 5 de octubre a las 6:00pm

Este documental destaca la vida de un agricultor Ngäbe indígena en Panamá y su devoción incondicional a esta denominada súper comida.

La película está en español con subtítulos en inglés y durará 20 minutos. La sesión de preguntas y respuestas será en inglés con interpretación simultánea al español y durará 30 minutos.


Eventos en adelante para seguir celebrando las culturas Latinx

Únase a estos eventos más adelante para celebrar las culturas Latinx todo el año.

  • Miércoles, 27 de octubre: Hora de cuentos bilingües para el Día de Muertos a las 10:30am
  • Sábado, 30 de octubre: Taller para el Día de Muertos con la altarista local María González-Blue
  • Tortilla Literaria: Charla de libros en línea por Zoom. Gratis y abierto al público.
    Inscríbase

Libros, colecciones y más


¡Libros digitales interactivos y animados para niños: MakeMake!

Al partir del 15 de septiembre, la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma brindará acceso a MakeMake, una biblioteca digital de 200 libros electrónicos en español para niños. Descubra lo mejor de libros provenientes de América Latina para niños, todos en español y animados e interactivos. También proporciona recursos para padres y maestros que ayudarán a desarrollar la alfabetización en español de niños desde su nacimiento hasta que cumplen la primaria. Creado en Colombia, MakeMake es totalmente en español y fácil de usar. No tiene que descargar ninguna aplicación para usarlo. Cuando entra al sitio web con su tarjeta de biblioteca y PIN, tendrá acceso completo a todos los libros en la colección de MakeMake. ¡Prúebelo!

Más información sobre MakeMake:

A partir del 15 de septiembre puede usar MakeMake aquí.


Listas de libros recomendados por bibliotecari@s:

Lista de Lectura para los Adultos

Haga clic aquí para descargarla

Nuestros años verde olivo

Nuestros años verde olivo

por Roberto Ampuero
SP AMPUERO

El asco

El asco

por Horacio Castellanos Moya
SP CASTELLANOS MOYA

Dominicana

Dominicana

por Angie Cruz
SP CRUZ

Visa del amanecer en el trópico

Visa del amanecer en el trópico

por Guillermo Cabrera Infante
SP INFANTE

Las biuty queens

Las biuty queens

por Ivan Monalisa Ojeda
SP OJEDA

La hija de la española

La hija de la española

por Karina Sainz Borgo
P SAINZ BORGO

El cartero de Neruda

El cartero de Neruda

por Antonio Skarmeta
SP SKARMETA

La fruta del borrachero

La fruta del borrachero

por Ingrid Rojas Contreras
SP ROJAS CONTRERAS

Hebra de agua

Hebra de agua

por Gimena Romero
SP 746.44 ROMERO

Cocina latina ligera

Cocina latina ligera

por Johana Clavel
SP 641.5972 CLAVEL

Frida

Frida

por Hayden Herrera
SP 759.972 KAHLO by HERRERA

La isla de la fantasía

La isla de la fantasía

por Ed Morales
SP 972.9505 MORALES


Lista de Lectura para los Jóvenes

Haga clic aquí para descargarla

Poet X

Poet X

por Elizabeth Acevedo
(ella)
SP Y ACEVEDO

La ciudad de las bestias

La ciudad de las bestias

por Isabel Allende
(ella)
SP Y ALLENDE

Pocho

Pocho

por Matt de la Peña
(él)
SP Y DE LA PENA

Con una estrella en la mano

Con una estrella en la mano

por Margarita Engle
(ella)
SP Y ENGLE

Yaqui Delgado quiere darte una paliza

Yaqui Delgado quiere darte una paliza

por Meg Medina
(ella)
SP Y MEDINA

Gabi, fragmentos de una adolescente

Gabi, fragmentos de una adolescente

por Isabel Quintero
(ella)
SP Y QUINTERO

Juliet respira profundo

Juliet respira profundo

por Gabby Rivera
(ella)
SP Y RIVERA

La educación de Margot Sanchez

La educación de Margot Sanchez

por Lilliam Rivera
(ella)
SP Y RIVERA

Aristóteles y Dante

Aristóteles y Dante descubren los secretos del universo

por Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(él)
SP Y SAENZ

La lógica inexplicable de mi vida

La lógica inexplicable de mi vida

por Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(él)
SP Y SAENZ

Yo no soy tu perfecta hija Mexicana

Yo no soy tu perfecta hija Mexicana

por Erika L. Sánchez
(ella)
SP Y SANCHEZ

Al final mueren los dos

Al final mueren los dos

por Adam Silvera
(él)
SP Y SILVERA


Lista de Libros para Niños

Haga clic aquí para descargarla

Libros ilustrados

Al otro lado de la bahía

Al otro lado de la bahía

por Carlos Aponte
J SP E APONTE

Superniños

Superniños

por Anya Damirón
J SP E DAMIRÓN

Milo imagina el mundo

Milo imagina el mundo

por Matt de la Peña
J SP E DE LA PENA

¡Corre, pequeño Chaski!

¡Corre, pequeño Chaski!

por Mariana Llanos
J SP E LLANOS

Sharuko

Sharuko

por Monica Brown
J SP B TELLO

La Selva de Zonia

La Selva de Zonia

por Juana Martinez-Neal
J SP E MARTINEZ-NEAL

¿De dónde eres?

¿De dónde eres?

por Yamile Saied Méndez
J SP E MENDEZ

De aquí como el coquí

De aquí como el coquí

por Nomar Perez
J SP E PEREZ

Pulpo guisado

Pulpo guisado

por Eric Velasquez
J SP E VELASQUEZ

Sembrando historias

Sembrando historias

por Anika Denise
J SP B BELPRE

Mario y el agujero en el cielo

Mario y el agujero en el cielo

por Elizabeth Rusch
J SP B MOLINA

Cuando amamos cantamos

Cuando amamos cantamos

por Ernesto Javier Martínez
J SP E MARTINEZ

Libros para la primaria

Rafi y Rosi

Rafi y Rosi

por LuLu Delacre
J SP ER DELACRE

Saraí y la feria alrededor del mundo

Saraí y la feria alrededor del mundo

por Saraí González
J SP FC GONZALEZ

Cosas que nunca cambian

Cosas que nunca cambian

por Richard Zela
JG SP ZELA

La luna dentro de mí

La luna dentro de mí

por Aida Salazar
J SP SALAZAR

Me dicen Güero

Me dicen Güero

por David Bowles
J SP BOWLES

Jimena Pérez puede volar

Jimena Pérez puede volar

por Jorge Argueta
J SP ARGUETA

 

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Celebrate Hispanic • Latinx Heritage Month with the Library!

Celebrate Sonoma County’s rich Hispanic/Latinx history and culture with the Sonoma County Library during National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15. This month is about recognizing and honoring the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic or Latinx (a gender-neutral alternative to the terms Latino or Latina) people.

In 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that 27.3 percent of Sonoma County residents are Hispanic/Latinx. According to the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, Sonoma County is home to the largest Hispanic/Latinx population in the North Bay region. The board projects that by 2060 the Hispanic/Latinx population will make up 40% of Sonoma County’s population.

The Sonoma County Library offers a large collection of English and Spanish books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, video games and online resources for all ages. These materials are available for free with your library card!

This year the library will celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with an exciting array of free virtual programs in English and Spanish for all ages. All events are free to the public and advanced registration is required.


Virtual Events

Raúl The Third

Meet the Author: Raúl The Third
Saturday October 9 at 11:00am

Raúl The Third, an award-winning author, illustrator, and artist. His work centers around the contemporary Mexican-American experience and his memories of growing up in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. For children ages 4-12.


Bilingual Family Storytimes

Bilingual Family Storytimes, Live on Zoom

Join a Children’s Librarian for these bilingual English and Spanish live Zoom storytimes. We will model the everyday practices of talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing that will help your child get ready to read. Family storytime includes books, fingerplays, rhymes and songs. For families and caregivers with children, ages 0-6.

To register for these programs, follow the links below:

  • September 15 at 10:30am
  • September 22 at 10:30am

Take & Make Craft Kits

Take & Make Craft Kits

Available at all 14 library branch locations! Kits are available on a first come, first served basis. While supplies last. For ages 5 & up with adult supervision.

Look for this special Latinx themed craft:


Virtual Pride Club for Teens

Virtual Pride Club for Teens (ages 13-18)

Every Tuesday at 4pm

The theme for September is Queer Latinx books, movies, tv shows, and people. To register for this weekly program, follow the links below:

  • September 7 (past event)
  • September 14
  • September 21
  • September 28

Teen Papel Picado Workshop

Teen Papel Picado Workshop
Saturday, September 25 at 1:00pm

Register here to pick up a papel picado kit!

Artist Ernesto Hernandez Olmos will teach teens how to create papel picado.


Sonoma Sounds

Sonoma Sounds featuring Armando Garcia-Davila, available on Youtube
Monday, September 27

Our guest for this episode is poet and novelist Armando García-Dávila. We talk about the creative process, being a blue-collar poet, his work with prisoners at San Quentin, growing up working class, Catholic, and Mexican American in San Diego, his 43 years in Sonoma County, and his new life in Mexico.

YouTube playlist


Read BIPOC Book Club

Discuss The House on Mango Street with Read BIPOC Book Club
Tuesday, September 28 at 6:00pm

Join librarians virtually to discuss books by authors who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC)

Here's a preview of September's title, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros:

Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong - not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.

For more information, please visit:https://sonomalibrary.org/bipocbookgroup


The Botanical Bus

The Botanical Bus: Bilingual Mobile Herb Clinic
Saturday, October 2 at 10:00am

Women's Ovarian Health and Energy with Samantha Perez

Learn how to respect your cycles and live with them in a conscious way to connect your energy and healing.

Join the virtual Wellness Workshops to learn about the indigenous knowledge of herbal medicine; presented by the Promotoras de Salud who are dedicated to the exchange of remedies, recipes, and medicine to empower holistic health within the community.

* All events are in Spanish with an English interpreter.


Tortilla Literaria

Tortilla Literaria: También esto pasara by Milena Busquets
Monday, October 4 at 7:30pm

Participe en una discusión de libros en línea por Zoom.


El Cacao Documentary

El Cacao Documentary Film Screening
with Director, Michelle Aguilar for Q&A

Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00pm

This documentary film highlights the life of an indigenous Ngäbe farmer in Panama and his unconditional devotion to this so-called “superfood”.

The 20-minute film will be in Spanish with English captions. The 30 minute Q&A will be in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation.


Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Beyond the Month

Join us at these upcoming events to continue celebrating Hispanic/Latinx culture year round!

  • Wednesday, October 27: Dia de Muertos Bilingual Storytime at 10:30am
  • Saturday, October 30: Dia de Muertos Workshop with artist Maria Gonzalez-Blue
  • Tortilla Literaria

Books, Collections, and Resources


Check out our newest digital resource, MakeMake!

Beginning September 15, the Sonoma County Library is proud to offer MakeMake, a digital platform with 200 Spanish language eBooks for children. Discover the best of Latin-American children's publishing and exciting animated and interactive books, all in Spanish! MakeMake also includes a wealth of resources for parents and educators, to help develop Spanish language literacy in children from birth through elementary school. With an interface entirely in Spanish and developed in Colombia, and no app to download, the MakeMake collection is simple to access and use. Once you enter the site with your library card number and PIN, you have unlimited access to all of the books in the MakeMake collection. Jump in and see what treasures you find!

Learn more about MakeMake:

Starting September 15, click here to explore MakeMake.


Staff created book recommendation lists:

Adult Book List

Click here to download the list as a PDF

You Had Me at Hola

You Had Me at Hola

by Alexis Daria
(she/her)
Daria

Cantoras

Cantoras

by Carolina De Robertis
(she/they)
DE ROBERTIS

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

by Mariana Enriquez
(she/her)
ENRIQUEZ

Of Women and Salt

Of Women and Salt

by Gabriela Garcia
(she/her)
GARCIA

Lost Children Archive

Lost Children Archive

by Valeria Luiselli
(she/her)
LUISELLI

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

by Fernanda Melchor
(she/her)
MELCHOR

Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
(she/her)
MORENO-GARCIA

The Five Wounds

The Five Wounds

by Kirstin Valdez Quade
(she/her)
QUADE

Hola Papi

Hola Papi

by John Paul Brammer
(he/him)
B BRAMMER

In the Dream House

In the Dream House

by Carmen Maria Machado
(she/her)
B MACHADO

The Undocumented Americans

The Undocumented Americans

by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
(she/her)
364.137 CORNEJO VILLAVICENCIO

Postcolonial Love Poem

Postcolonial Love Poem

by Natalie Diaz
(she/her)
811 Diaz


Teen Book List

Click here to download the list as a PDF

Indivisible

Indivisible

by Daniel Aleman
(she/her)
Y ALEMAN

Once Upon a Quinceañera

Once Upon a Quinceañera

by Monica Gomez-Hira
(she/her)
Y GOMEZ-HIRA

Salty, Bitter, Sweet

Salty, Bitter, Sweet

by Mayra Cuevas
(she/her)
Y CUEVAS

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From

by Jennifer De Leon
(she/her)
Y DE LEON

Woven in Moonlight

Woven in Moonlight

by Isabel Ibañez
(she/her)
Y IBANEZ

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet

by Laekan Zea Kemp
(she/her)
Y KEMP

The Mirror Season

The Mirror Season

by Anna-Marie McLemore
(they/them)
Y MCLEMORE

Miss Meteor

Miss Meteor

by Tehlor Kay Mejia
(she/her)
and Anna-Marie McLemore
(they/them)
Y MEJIA

Furia

Furia

by Yamile Saied Méndez
(she/her)
Y MENDEZ

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

by Crystal Maldonado
(she/her)
Y MALDONADO

Lobizona

Lobizona

by Romina Garber
(she/her)
Y THOMAS

Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys

by Aiden Thomas
(he/they)
Y THOMAS


Children's Book List

Click here to download the list as a PDF

Picture Books

A Thousand White Butterflies

A Thousand White Butterflies

by Jessica Betancourt-Perez
(she/her)
E BETANCOURT-PEREZ

Paletero Man

Paletero Man

by Lucky Diaz
(he/him)
E DIAZ

Run, Little Chaski!

Run, Little Chaski!

by Mariana Llanos
(she/her)
E LLANOS

A Sled for Gabo

A Sled for Gabo

by Emma Otheguy
(she/her)
E OTHEGUY

Coqui in the City

Coqui in the City

by Nomar Perez
(he/him)
E PEREZ

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat!

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat!

by Raúl the Third
(he/him)
E RAUL THE THIRD

Felíz New Year Ava Gabriela!

Felíz New Year Ava Gabriela!

by Alexandra Alessandri
(she/her)
E ALESSANDRI

I Wish You Knew

I Wish You Knew

by Jackie Azúa Kramer
(she/her)
E KRAMER

Planting Stories

Planting Stories

by Anika Denise
(she/her)
J B BELPRE

A Girl Named Rosita

A Girl Named Rosita

by Anika Denise
(she/her)
J B MORENO

Sharuko

Sharuko: Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello

by Monica Brown
(she/her)
J SP B TELLO

Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns

Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns

by Duncan Tonatiuh
(he/him)
J 398.2 TONATIUH

School Age Books

Training Day by Raúl

Training Day by Raúl

by the Third
(he/him)
ER RAUL THE THIRD

13th Street

13th Street

by David Bowles
(he/him)
J FC BOWLES

Definitely Dominguita

Definitely Dominguita

by Terry Catasús Jennings
(she/her)
J FC JENNINGS

Tales of the Feathered Serpent

Tales of the Feathered Serpent

by David Bowles
(he/him)
JG BOWLES

Lowriders

Lowriders

by Cathy Camper
(she/her)
JG CAMPER

Student Ambassador

Student Ambassador

by Ryan Estrada
(he/him)
JG ESTRADA

Efrén Divided

Efrén Divided

by Ernesto Cisneros
(he/him)
J CISNEROS

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance

by Donna Barbara Higuera
(she/her)
J HIGUERA

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls

by Kaela Rivera
(she/her)
J RIVERA

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez

by Adriana Cuevas
(she/her)
J CUEVAS

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda

by Kurtis Scaletta
(he/him)
J B MIRANDA

Nuestra América

Nuestra América

by Sabrina Vourvoulias
(she/her)
J 920.0092 VOURVOULIAS


 

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Improve Your Life, Career, and Skills

Are you a student in higher education or interested in enriching your life, changing careers, and embarking on your own personal learning journey? We've put together a list of adult education resources to support your educational needs and improve your skills, whether for school or for fun.

  • LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks for all ages.
  • Learn business, technology, and creative skills with video tutorials from LinkedIn Learningy.
  • Students of any age can connect with free tutors and more at Tutor.comy.
  • Great Courses are expertly-produced audio and video courses by professors such as Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Access the Great Courses collection on Kanopy, OverDrive, and hoopla.

Looking for more? See the full list of adult education resources. We also have resources for our school age patrons!


Nunca dejamos de aprender

¿Es estudiante de escuela o universidad? ¿Le interesa añadir algo extra a su rutina diaria, está pensando en una nueva carrera, o simplemente le gusta aprender? Hemos reunido una lista de recursos en línea gratis para apoyar al aprendizaje personal de adultos y sus metas profesionales.

  • LearningExpress ofrece recursos para mejorar las habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales en español y sus habilidades matemáticas además que prácticas para el GED y el examen de ciudadanía estadounidense e información sobre la tarjeta verde
  • LinkedIn Learning les da acceso a tutoriales en línea sobre una amplia gama de temas de tecnología, creatividad y negocios en español
  • Tutor.com tiene tutoría gratis en vivo en línea para estudiantes de cualquier edad además que un servicio de revisión de ensayos.
  • Kanopy es una manera gratis de ver películas y documentales en línea. El sitio web está organizado por temas académicas, incluso los negocios, las ciencias y las artes.
  • OverDrive y hoopla le dan acceso a miles de libros y audiolibros electrónicos

¿Busca más? Aquí está la lista completa de todos los recursos de aprendizaje en línea para adultos. También tenemos recursos escolares en línea para niños y adolescentes.

 

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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 the Libby app, OverDrive, and Kanopy. Enjoy children’s and teen collections through the Libby app and 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • JobNow and VetNow offer 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, 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 y audiolibros electrónicos, películas, música, periódicos y revistas, con recursos electrónicos como Hoopla, la aplicación Libby, OverDrive y Kanopy. ¡Disfrute de colecciones para niños y adolescentes!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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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Library launches educational citizenship collection

Are you or is someone in your life interested in American citizenship? Sonoma County Library’s “New American Collection” launched in all 12 branches on September 17, 2019, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This collection is for those interested in citizenship, civics, and naturalization, primarily the immigrant population of Sonoma County.

The New American Collection empowers community members by providing easily browsable, multilingual, multimedia materials in support of acquiring citizenship and learning English.

“The County of Sonoma continues our commitment to be a safe and inclusive community,” said Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chair David Rabbitt. “We applaud the library’s efforts to put together the New American Collection aimed at informing all of our residents about civics and paths to citizenship.”

By including these resources in one collection, the library provides anyone interested with relevant information to help them gain and secure civil rights and participate more fully in their communities. Nationwide, slightly more than half of immigrants are non-citizens. Native-born citizens may also benefit from the collection by learning about their rights and privileges as citizens, especially those with friends, family, or coworkers who are non-citizens.

The New American Collection includes materials in English, Spanish, and other world languages. Materials include books, CDs, DVDs, and more. Resources circulate and/or are freely given away. Example titles include: “U.S. Immigration Made Easy,” “How to Get a Green Card,” and “Fiancé & Marriage Visas.” Find these titles at your local branch!

To learn more about the New American Collection, visit your local library branch. The New American Collection is free and available to all. Materials can be checked out with a Sonoma County Library card, which is available to all county residents, regardless of immigration status. For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any Sonoma County Library branch in person or go to sonomalibrary.org.

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Library Wins PRExcellence Award from the California Library Association

The PRExcellence Awards are given annually by the California Library Association to honor the highest quality efforts of California libraries in promoting and communicating their message to their customers. Each year, libraries are recognized in four Award entry categories: Print, Electronic, Event or Campaign, and Wildcard, as well as a Best in Show award.

On May 13, 2021, CLA announced that Sonoma County Library won the 'Best in Show' PRExcellence Award for Sonoma Responds: A Community Memory Archive. This project collects stories about how #SonomaCounty has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about Sonoma Responds: sonomalibrary.org/sonoma-responds-community-archive

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History & Genealogy Library’s Zayda Delgado Selected as Mellon Cultural Heritage Fellow

Zayda Delgado, Special Collections Librarian and Archivist at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library, will be one of 15 fellows to join the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage from the Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia. Delgado will participate in a three-year program which includes orientation, Rare Book School coursework, community symposia, and other activities relating to multicultural collections and trainings. The fellowship program seeks to enhance understandings of multicultural collections among professionals, local community members, and the broader public.

The program kicked off virtually in April 2021, and Delgado looks forward to traveling to Virginia for Rare Book School in 2022 and 2023 as a fellow.

“I’m thrilled to be part of this cohort. Archives and special collections play a vital role in building a more representative historical record,” Delgado said. “This opportunity will deepen my ability to design programing and services that explore the histories and legacies of our multicultural communities.”

In her work at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library, Delgado preserves and amplifies the histories of our communities, including Latinx and LGBTQ+ communities. She applies community engaged approaches to relationship building, collection development, and programming. Among her notable projects are Sonoma Responds: A Community Memory Archive and Santa Rosa Zine Fest. Delgado holds a Masters in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archival studies and public librarianship from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from California State University, Fullerton.

Danielle Culpepper, RBS Director of Budget & Finance and one of the authors of the initiative, said in a press release that fellows will participate in virtual workshops, conferences, and Rare Book School courses this year.

“We look forward to gathering together with the fellows in person next year but are very excited to have the opportunity to bring all of the participants together virtually to engage in the important work of the fellowship in the current moment,” Culpepper said.

The 15 fellows were chosen from a competitive field of applicants by a selection committee of leading cultural heritage professionals. The selected fellows work closely with a broad spectrum of multicultural collections and communities. The fellowship aims to develop skills for documenting and interpreting visual and textual materials in special collections and archives; raise awareness within professional communities about the significance of inclusive, multicultural collections; build connections with diverse communities and publics; and advance careers by establishing new pathways and skills for professional growth.

 

¡Celebra el Orgullo LGBTQ+ con la biblioteca!

Únase a celebrar el Mes de Orgullo LGBTQ+ este junio, que nos ofrece tiempo a promover la autoafirmación, dignidad, igualdad y mayor notoriedad de la comunidad LGBTQ+.

El primer Mes de Orgullo LGBTQ+ tomó lugar en la Ciudad de Nueva York el 28 de junio, 1970 y fue coordinado en parte por Brenda Howard, una activista bisexual. Este evento conmemoró el aniversario de los disturbios de Stonewall, uno de los eventos más importantes que fomentó al movimiento de liberación gay y aumentó las luchas por los derechos LGBTQ+ en los Estados Unidos.

Con el aumento de legislación en contra de personas transgénero por todo el país este año, es aún más importante que bibliotecas se esfuercen a demostrarle a la comunidad LGBTQ+ que nuestro espacio es uno donde siempre será bienvenida y celebrada, no solo durante el Mes de Orgullo LGBTQ+ sino cada día.


Eventos virtuales

Virtual Pride Club

Club virtual de Orgullo LGBTQ+ para jóvenes (de 13 a 18 años)

Cada martes a 4pm
*Este evento será en inglés con personal bilingüe disponible

Regístrese para este programa semanal con los siguientes enlaces:

  • 1 de junio (past)
  • 8 de junio (past)
  • 15 de junio (past)
  • 22 de junio Con invitados especiales de Promotores para Adolescentes (SAY) (past)
  • 29 de junio (past)

Social Justice Club

Cada jueves a 4pm
*Este evento será en inglés. El tema de junio son los derechos transgénero.

Regístrese para este programa semanal con los siguientes enlaces:

  • 3 de junio (past)
  • 10 de junio (past)
  • 17 de junio (past)
  • 24 de junio (past)

LGBTQI+

Martes, 22 de junio a 5:30pm

Cronología de la historia LGBTQI+ en el condado de Sonoma
*Este evento será en inglés

¿Nuestra historia se informará a nuestro futuro? Las personas LGBTQI+ siempre han vivido en el condado de Sonoma y han tenido un papel importante en la cultura y política queer de la región, del estado y hasta de la nación. Exploraremos cómo personas LGBTQI+ locales se crearon comunidad y fomentaron cambio cultural y político durante los años 1947 a 2000. Únase a esta charla animada sobre comunidad y otros temas importantes a la vida LGBTQI+ en el Norte de la Bahía.

Se presentarán Tina Dungan y Shad Reinstein, dos historiadores LGBTQI+ que crearon juntos la cronología de la historia LGBTQI+ en el condado de Sonoma.


El Canto

Charla sobre el documental: El Canto del Colibrí: Padres Latinos inmigrantes y sus miembros de familias LGBTQ

Jueves, 24 de junio a 6:00pm
*Esta película está en español e interpretación en español estará disponible para la charla.

¡Vea la película antes a través de Kanopy con su tarjeta de biblioteca y luego únase a la charla en Zoom!

"El Canto del Colibrí" es una historia de padres latinos que se enfrentan a problemas de inmigración, fe, matrimonio igualitario, cultura machista y el proceso de salida de sus hijos LGBTQ. Respondiendo a las solicitudes del público de "Tres Gotas de Agua" en todo el mundo, los realizadores emprenden este viaje invitando a los hombres latinos a hablar con franqueza sobre temas delicados y profundamente personales. Esta película abordará cuestiones políticas sobre las familias LGBTQ, la opresión social, la responsabilidad compartida y la aceptación de las personas LGBTQ como miembros de familias latinas.


Programas especiales celebran el Orgullo, el amor, la inclusión y la aceptación de nosotros mismos y de los demás.

  • 16 a 22 de junio - Telecuentos: Sirenas

    Llame al 707-755-2050 para escuchar esta historia favorita en español sobre Julian, quien sueña con ser una sirena.

  • 19 de junio - Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe: Sé Quien Eres

    Historias, canciones y juegos en español e inglés sobre amarte a ti mismo y a los demás. Apareciendo en el canal de YouTube de SonomaLibrary.


Kits de arte de verano para llevar y hacer

¡Disponible en las 14 sucursales de la biblioteca! Los kits están disponibles por orden de llegada. Mientras duren las reservas. ¡Llame a la biblioteca para solicitar el servicio desde la acera y un kit de Take & Make! Para mayores de 5 años, con supervisión de un adulto.

Entre otros kits, estos kits serán de tema arcoíris:

  • 7 de junio: Diarios de Vacaciones de Verano con Lápiz Arcoíris
  • 21 de junio: Bandera de corazón de arcoíris

Scavenger Hunt

Búsqueda de Tesoro de Lectura de Verano


Gabby Rivera

Juliet respira profundo

El Orgullo LGBTQI+ no para cuando acaba el junio. ¡Únase a la charla de la autora Gabby Rivera quién escribió Juliet respira profundo el 10 de julio a las 2:00pm!


Libros, colecciones y recursos

Listas de lectura recomendada por el personal de la biblioteca:

Lista de Lectura para los Adultos

Cantoras

Cantoras

por Carolina De Robertis
(ella/elle/ellx)
SP DE ROBERTIS

Voy a hablar de Sarah

Voy a hablar de Sarah

por Pauline Delabroy-Allard
(ella)
SP DELABROY-ALLARD

No hables

No hables

por Uzodinma Iweala
(él)
SP IWEALA

Su cuerpo y otras fiestas

Su cuerpo y otras fiestas

por Carmen Maria Machado
(ella)
SP MACHADO

Rojo, blanco y sangre azul

Rojo, blanco y sangre azul

por Casey McQuiston
(cualquier pronombre)
LIBRO ELECTRÓNICO

Las biuty queens

Las biuty queens

por Iván Monalisa Ojeda
(él/ella)
SP OJEDA

No pasar

No pasar

por Dora Pavel
(ella)
SP PAVEL

El beso de la mujer araña

El beso de la mujer araña

por Manuel Puig
(él)
SP PUIG

Código de honor

Código de honor

por Radclyffe
(ella)
SP RADCLYFFE

En la Tierra somos fugazmente grandiosos

En la Tierra somos fugazmente grandiosos

por Ocean Vuong
(él)
SP VUONG

La cultura de la homofobia y cómo acabar

La cultura de la homofobia y cómo acabar

por Ramón Martínez
(él)
SP 306.766 MARTINEZ

Muchachas ordinarias

Muchachas ordinarias

por Jaquira Díaz
(ella)
SP 818 DIAZ


Lista de Lectura para los Jóvenes

Con amor, Simon

Con amor, Simon

por Becky Albertalli
(ella)
SP Y ALBERTALLI

Aristóteles y Dante descubren los secretos del universo

Aristóteles y Dante descubren los secretos del universo

por Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(él)
SP Y SAENZ

La lógica inexplicable de mi vida

La lógica inexplicable de mi vida

por Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(él)
SP Y SAENZ

Al final mueren los dos

Al final mueren los dos

por Adam Silvera
(él)
SP Y SILVERA

Juliet respira profundo

Juliet respira profundo

por Gabby Rivera
(ella)
SP Y RIVERA

Leah a destiempo

Leah a destiempo

por Becky Albertalli
(ella)
SP Y ALBERTALLI

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

por John Green y David Levithan
(él)
SP Y GREEN

Este libro es gay

Este libro es gay

por Juno Dawson
(ella)
YA SP 306.766 DAWSON

Desayuno en Júpiter

Desayuno en Júpiter

por Andrea Tomé
(ella)
SP Y TOME

Te daría el mundo

Te daría el mundo

por Jandy Nelson
(ella)
SP Y NELSON

Cada día

Cada día

por David Levithan
(él)
SP Y LEVITHAN

Moriré besando a Simon Snow

Moriré besando a Simon Snow

por Rainbow Rowell
(ella)
SP Y ROWELL


Lista de Lectura para los Niños

Haga clic aquí para bajar la lista como un archivo PDF.

Sirenas

Sirenas

por Jessica Love
(ella)
J SP E LOVE

Mi princesito

Mi princesito

por Cheryl Kilodavis
(ella)
J SP E KILODAVIS

Cuando amamos cantamos

Cuando amamos cantamos = When we love someone we sing to them

por Ernesto Javier Martínez
(él)
J SP E MARTINEZ

Ahora me llamo Luisa

Ahora me llamo Luisa

por Jessica Walton
(ella)
J SP E WALTON

¡Vivan las uñas de colores!

¡Vivan las uñas de colores!

por Alicia Acosta
(ella)
y Luis Amavisca
(él)
J SP E ACOSTA

Antonio’s Card / Tarjeta de Antonio

Antonio’s Card / Tarjeta de Antonio

por Rigoberto González
(él)
J SP E GONZALEZ

George simplemente sé tú mismo

George simplemente sé tú mismo

por Alex Gino
(elle)
LIBRO ELECTRÓNICO

Tres con Tango

Tres con Tango

por Justin Richardson
(él)
J SP E RICHARDSON

A de Activista

A de Activista

por Martha González
(ella)
J SP TOD

One of a kind like me = Único como yo

One of a kind like me = Único como yo

por Laurin Mayeno
(ella)
J SP E MAYENO

Federico y sus familias

Federico y sus familias

por Mili Hernández
(ella)
J SP TOD

¡Mi familia es de otro mundo!

¡Mi familia es de otro mundo!

por Cecilia Blanco
(ella)
J SP E BLANCO


Colaboradores de la Comunidad

¡Visite los sitios web de nuestros colaboradores de la comunidad para más eventos y recursos para junio en adelante!

 

Celebrate Pride with the Library!

Join us in celebrating Pride Month this June, which serves as a time to promote the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of the LGBTQ+ community.

The first Pride Month was held in New York City on June 28th, 1970 and was coordinated in part by Brenda Howard, a bisexual activist. This event celebrated the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, one of the most important events that lead to the gay liberation movement and increased fights for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States. Other important events that led up to this moment included the Cooper Do-nuts Riot of 1959, the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot of 1966, and many other oft-forgotten attempts by the LGBTQ+ community to fight for their basic human rights.

With the increase of anti-trans legislation across the country this year, it is more important than ever that libraries make the effort to show the LGBTQ+ community that our space is one where they will always be welcomed and celebrated, not just during Pride Month but every day.


Virtual Events

Virtual Pride Club

Virtual Pride Club for Teens (ages 13-18)

Every Tuesday at 4pm

To register for this weekly program, follow the links below:

  • June 1st (past)
  • June 8th (past)
  • June 15th (past)
  • June 22nd with special guests from SAY-Social Advocates for Youth (past)
  • June 29th (past)

Social Justice Club

Social Justice Club for Teens (ages 13-18)

Every Thursday at 4pm

The theme for June is Transgender Rights. To register for this weekly club, follow the links below:

  • June 3rd
  • June 10th
  • June 17th
  • June 24th

LGBTQI+

Tuesday, June 22 at 5:30pm

Sonoma County LGBTQI+ History Timeline

How can our history inform our future? LGBTQI+ people have always lived in Sonoma County and have had a significant role in queer culture and politics regionally, statewide and even nationally. Explore the community building, cultural and social change forged by local LGBTQI+ people during the years 1947 – 2000, and join us for a lively discussion about community and other topics important to North Bay LGBTQI+ life.

Presented by Tina Dungan and Shad Reinstein, LGBTQI+ Historians who together created the Sonoma County LGBTQI+ Timeline.


El Canto

Film Discussion: El Canto del Colibri: Latino Immigrant Men and Their LGBTQ Family Members

Thursday, June 24 at 6:00pm -

View the film ahead on Kanopy with your library card and then join the discussion via Zoom! Spanish interpretation will be available.

"El Canto del Colibri," is a story of Latino fathers dealing with issues of immigration, faith, marriage equality, machismo, culture, and the process of their LGBTQ children coming out. Responding to requests from "Tres Gotas de Agua" audiences around the world, the filmmakers are taking this journey by inviting Latino men to speak frankly about delicate and deeply personal topics. This film will address political issues about LGBTQ families, social oppression, shared responsibility and acceptance of LGBTQ people as members of Latino families.


Special storytimes celebrate Pride, love, inclusion, and acceptance of ourselves and of others.

  • June 16 through June 22 - Dial-a-Story/Telecuento: Sirenas
    Call 707-755-2050 to hear this favorite Spanish story about Julian, who dreams of being a mermaid.
  • June 19th - Bilingual Storytime: Be Who You Are
    Stories, songs, and games in Spanish and English about loving yourself and others. Appearing on the SonomaLibrary YouTube channel.

Summer Take & Make Craft Kits

Available at all 14 library branch locations! Kits are available on a first come, first served basis. While supplies last. For ages 5 & up w/ adult supervision. Call the library to request Curbside Service and a Take & Make Kit!

Look for these special rainbow themed crafts:

  • June 7: Summer Journals & Rainbow Pencils
  • June 21: Rainbow Heart Sign

Scavenger Hunt

Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt


Gabby Rivera

Juliet Takes a Breath!

Pride doesn’t stop when June ends! Join us July 10 at 2:00pm for an author event with Gabby Rivera, author of Juliet Takes a Breath!


Books, Collections, and Resources

Staff created book recommendation lists:

Adult Book List

Click here to download the list as a PDF

With Teeth

With Teeth

by Kristen Arnett
(she/her)
ARNETT

Fiebre Tropical

Fiebre Tropical

by Juliana Delgado Lopera
(she/her)
DELGADO LOPERA

Patsy

Patsy

by Nicole Dennis-Benn
(she/her)
DENNIS-BENN

The Death of Vivek Oji

The Death of Vivek Oji

by Akwaeke Emezi
(they/them)
EMEZI

The Mercies

The Mercies

by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
(she/her)
HARGRAVE

One Last Stop

One Last Stop

by Casey McQuiston
(any pronouns)
MCQUISTON

Honey Girl

Honey Girl

by Morgan Rogers
(she/her)
ROGERS

On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous

by Ocean Vuong
(he/him)
VUONG

Memorial

Memorial

by Bryan Washington
(he/him)
WASHINGTON

Sorrowland

Sorrowland

by Rivers Solomon
(they/them)
SF SOLOMON

Ace

Ace

by Angela Chen
(she/her)
306.76 CHEN

In the Dream House

In the Dream House
A Memoir

by Carmen Maria Machado
(she/her)
B MACHADO


Teen Book List

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Clap When You Land

Clap When You Land

by Elizabeth Acevedo
(she/her)
Y ACEVEDO

The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo

by Dean Atta
(he/him)
Y ATTA

Felix Ever After

Felix Ever After

by Kacen Callender
(they/them)
Y CALLENDER

The Sound of Stars

The Sound of Stars

by Alechia Dow
(she/her)
Y DOW

Pet

Pet

by Akwaeke Emezi
(they/them)
Y EMEZI

You Should See Me in a Crown

You Should See Me in a Crown

by Leah Johnson
(she/her)
Y JOHNSON

Elatsoe

Elatsoe

by Darcie Little Badger
(she/her)
Y LITTLE BADGER

Dark and Deepest Red

Dark and Deepest Red

by Anna-Marie McLemore
(they/them)
Y MCLEMORE

Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys

by Aiden Thomas
(he/him/they/them)
Y THOMAS

The Summer of Everything

The Summer of Everything

by Julian Winters
(he/him)
Y WINTERS

Mooncakes

Mooncakes

by Suzanne Walker (she/her) & Wendy Xu (she/her)
YG WALKER

All Boys Aren't Blue

All Boys Aren't Blue

by George M. Johnson
(they/them)
Y 306.7662JOHNSON


Children's Book List

Picture Books

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Uncle Bobby's Wedding

Uncle Bobby's Wedding

by Sarah S Brannen
(she/her)
E BRANNEN

Annie's Plaid Shirt

Annie's Plaid Shirt

by Stacey B. Davids
(she/her)
E DAVIDS

Jacob's School Play

Jacob's School Play

by Ian & Sarah Hoffman
(he/him & she/her)
E HOFFMAN

Papa, Daddy, & Riley

Papa, Daddy, & Riley

by Seamus Kirst
(he/him)
E KIRST

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish

by Lil Miss Hot Mess
(she/her)
E LIL MISS HOT MESS

C is for Country

C is for Country

by Lil Nas X
(he/him/they/them)
E LIL NAS X

Julián at the Wedding

Julián at the Wedding

by Jessica Love
(she/her)
E LOVE

When Aidan Became a Brother

When Aidan Became a Brother

by Kyle Lukoff
(he/him)
E LUKOFF

Plenty of Hugs

Plenty of Hugs

by Fran Manushkin
(she/her)
E MANUSHKIN

My Rainbow

My Rainbow

by Deshanna Neal
(she/her)
E NEAL

This Day in June

This Day in June

by Gayle E. Pitman
(she/her)
E PITMAN

Sam is My Sister

Sam is My Sister

by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(she/her)
E RHODES-COURTER

School Age Books

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King and the Dragon Flies

King and the Dragon Flies

by Kacen Callender
(they/them)
J CALLENDER

Genius Jolene

Genius Jolene

by Sara Cassidy
(she/her)
HOOPLA E BOOK

Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe

Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe

by Carlos Hernandez
(he/him)
J HERNANDEZ

Goldie Vance

Goldie Vance

by Lilliam Rivera
(she/her)
J M RIVERA

The Derby Daredevils

The Derby Daredevils

by Kit Rosewater
(she/her)
J ROSEWATER

Ana on the Edge

Ana on the Edge

by A.J. Sass
(he/they)
J SASS

Beetle & the Hollowbones

Beetle & the Hollowbones

by Aliza Layne
(she/her)
JG LAYNE

Snapdragon

Snapdragon

by Kat Leyh
(she/her)
JG LEYH

The Witch Boy

The Witch Boy

by Molly Ostertag
(she/her)
JG OSTERTAG

The Deep & Dark Blue

The Deep & Dark Blue

by Niki Smith
(she/her)
JG SMITH

A Queer History of the United States

A Queer History of the United States

by Michael Bronski
(he/him)
J 306.76 CHEVAT

What Was Stonewall?

What Was Stonewall?

by Nico Medina
(he/him)
J 306.76 MEDINA


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