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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. 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 and also coincides with National Coming Out Day, which is on October 11.

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. It is due to the past work of the queer community that there is more positive LGBTQ+ representation than ever before. Today, each of us can continue this legacy by making sure that our stories are as beautiful and diverse as our community. Celebrate with the library all month long with the events and resources listed below!


Virtual Events

Teen Pride Club

Teen Pride Club (ages 13-18)
Every Tuesday at 4:00pm

All Teen Pride Club events

To register for these programs, follow the links below:

  • October 5
  • October 12: Special Sonoma County LGBTQ+ History presentation
    by local LGBTQ+ historians
  • October 19
  • October 26

Revisiting Coming Out Day in Sonoma County

Revisiting Coming Out Day in Sonoma County
with Magi Fedorka and Adam Richmond
Tuesday, October 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Magi Fedorka and Adam Richmond, two activists from the 1980s and early 1990s, discuss the explosion of political and community organizing efforts during that period. Among many other endeavors, Magi was the organizer of the first National Coming Out Day event in 1988 in Sonoma County. Their presentation will focus on the historical roots of this day in recognition of our LGBTQI+ community. They were involved in the fight against the LaRouche AIDS initiative in 1986 which promised to create lists of HIV-positive individuals and threatened to create quarantine camps. Their additional efforts included the campaign to get the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to pass a Lesbian and Gay Pride Week Resolution, which succeeded finally in 1992.

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.


Before Castro

Before Castro: LGBTQ San Francisco from the 1930s to 1970
with Shad Reinstein and Tina Dungan
Tuesday, October 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Learn about the wild and crazy early LGBTQ history of San Francisco. Mona’s was the club in the 1930s, a place where “Girls will be boys.” In the 1950s, José Sarria would lead gay men from the Black Cat to the jail. There they stood outside and sang a tune they called “Nelly Queen” to the men arrested that night in raids on gay bars. The Daughters Of Bilitis, the first national Lesbian association, and the Pan Graphic Press, the first Gay press in the world, were founded in San Francisco in the 1950s. What was happening in the Tenderloin? What was the Vanguard Youth Street Sweep? What happened at the Compton Cafeteria Riot in 1966? It all happened before Stonewall!

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.

Tina Dungan is a life-long resident of Sonoma County. She came out as a lesbian during the early 1970s through her involvement in the Women’s Studies program at SSU. Since 2007, she has been working with others through Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County to capture the cultural and political history of that community from 1965-1995. Ms. Dungan also teaches a class through Santa Rosa Jr College’s Older Adults Program on the LGBTQI History of Sonoma County.

Shad Reinstein came out shortly after Stonewall and has been involved in local and national LGBTQI culture and politics. She co-produced the documentary film, Mom’s Apple Pie, the History of the Lesbian Mothers’ Custody Movement. She is currently researching a lesbian community from the 1930’s. And for the last seven years she has produced OUTwatch, Wine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival. Her work with Tina on the Timeline has helped her understand the history and culture of Sonoma County, her new home.


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: LGBTQ Connection, an initiative fueled by youth and other emerging leadership, fosters a healthier, more vibrantly diverse and inclusive community. Each year, LGBTQ Connection engages 3,500 LGBTQ people, their families and community, and trains 500 providers from local organizations across Northern California to increase the safety, visibility and well being of LGBTQ residents.

  • 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.”

Positive Images: Positive Images is a grassroots organization whose mission is to provide support, advocacy and education to Sonoma County's LGBTQIA+ community. We nurture positive self image through creating an affirming environment where everyone can explore their identities, develop leadership skills and participate in building a just and equitable society.

  • 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.”
Positive Images

SAY (Social Advocates for Youth): Social Advocates for Youth is always there to serve the most vulnerable children, youth, and their families so they can realize their fullest potential to live their best lives.

  • https://www.saysc.org/
  • https://www.saysc.org/programs/
  • “SAY was established in 1971 by a group of legendary Sonoma County leaders, Judge John Moskowitz, Henry Trione, Chief Probation Officer Bill Mulligan, Lawyer Tadini Bacigalupi and High School Teacher Andy Wahlstrom to provide a constructive alternative to juvenile hall for runaway youth. Since then, SAY has helped over 50,000 youth, aged 5-24. Over the years, SAY has continually refined its program formula to break cycles of abuse and hopelessness. That formula incorporates three pillars: housing, counseling and careers. The product: Youth who are stable and able to rise to life’s challenges and opportunities.”

Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County: Our mission is to document the involvement of lesbians in creating community for women in Sonoma County, Ca, 1965-1995.

  • 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.”
Lesbian Archives

TransLife: 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.

  • 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.”

North Bay LGBTQI Families: Building community and advocating for families with LGBTQIA+ parents, caregivers, and children in Sonoma County, California and the surrounding areas of the North Bay.

  • 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."
North Bay LGBTQI Families

LGBTQ+ Historical Icons to celebrate this month and all year long!

Learn more about these figures at the Bigraphy in Context and Britannica databases with your library card!

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great
King of the ancient Greek Macedonia

Gilbert Baker

Gilbert Baker
Artist, activist, and designer of rainbow pride flag

James Baldwin

James Baldwin
Author and activist

Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Alice Dunbar-Nelson
Poet of the Harlem Renaissance

Barbara Gittings

Barbara Gittings
Activist and co-founder of the Daughters of Bilitis

Juana Inés de la Cruz

Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writer, Philosopher, Composer, Poet, and Hieronyite Nun

Marsha P. Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson
Activist, drag queen, and prominent figure in Stonewall Uprising

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo
Artist

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer
Playright, AIDS activist, and founder of ACT UP

Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde
Writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and Civil Rights activist

Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk
Politician and first openly gay elected official in California

Sylvia Rivera

Sylvia Rivera
Activist and Veteran of the 1969 Stonewall Inn Uprising

Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin
Activist and key organizer and participant in the Civil Rights Movement

José Sarria

José Sarria
First openly gay candidate for public office in the U.S., Drag Queen, and Political Activist

Sappho

Sappho
Ancient Greek Poet

Alan Turing

Alan Turing
Mathematician, creator of first modern computer, and decoder of Nazi encryption during World War II.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Artist

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
Author

 

¡Celebremos la Libertad de Leer!

Banned Books

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma se observa la Semana de los Libros Prohibídos desde el 26 de septiembre al 2 de octubre, 2021. 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.

Report Censorship

La Oficina de la Libertad Intelectual de ALA provee apoyo confidencial a cualquier individuo pasándose por una prohibición. El apoyo se realizará en forma de cartas, reseñas de libros, recursos, temas de conversación, o apoyo emocional. Reporte la censura en línea o por teléfono al 1-800545-2433 ext. 4226.

Los 10 libros más desafiantes de 2020

La Oficina de la Libertad Intelectual de ALA recordó 156 censuras de materiales en bibliotecas, escuelas y universidades durante el 2020. De los 273 libros vistos, aquí son los más prohibidos, también con la razón por la censura. Haga clíc en la portada del libro para hacer un pedido por él de la Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma para que haga su propio asesoramiento.


George

George
por Alex Gino (elle/elles)

Razones:
Desafiados, prohibidos y restringidos por contenido LGBTQIA+, en conflicto con un punto de vista religioso, y no reflejando “los valores de nuestra comunidad.

Stamped

Stamped: El Racismo, El Antirracismo y Tú
por Ibram X. Kendi (él/él)
y Jason Reynolds (él/él)

Razones:
Prohibida y impugnada debido a las declaraciones públicas del autor y a las afirmaciones de que el libro contiene “incidentes de narración selectiva” y no abarca el racismo contra todas las personas.


All American Boys

All American Boys
de Jason Reynolds (él/él)
and Brendan Kiely (él/él)

Razones:
Prohibido y desafiado por la profanidad, el uso de drogas y el alcoholismo, y porque se pensaba que promovería opiniones antipoliciales, contenía temas divisivos y era “demasiado un asunto delicado en este momento.”

Speak

Speak
de Laurie Halse Anderson (ella/ella)

Razones:
Prohibido, desafiado y restringido porque se pensaba que contenía un punto de vista político, que era sesgado contra los estudiantes masculinos y por la inclusión de la novela de violación y profanidad.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
por Sherman Alexie (él/él)

Razones:
Prohibido y desafiado por profanidad, referencias sexuales, y alegaciones de mala conducta sexual por el autor.

Something Happened in Our Town

Something Happened in Our Town
por Marianne Celano (ella/ella),
Marietta Collins (ella/ella),
y Ann Hazzard (ella/ella),
ilustrado por Jennifer Zivoin (ella/ella)

Razones:
Desafiados por un “lenguaje divisivo” y porque se pensaba que promovía opiniones antipoliciales.


To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
por Harper Lee (ella/ella)

Razones:
Prohibidos y desafiados por insultos raciales y su efecto negativo en los estudiantes, con un carácter de “salvador blanco”, y su percepción de la experiencia negra.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
por John Steinbeck (él/él)

Razones:
Prohibido y desafiado por insultos raciales y estereotipos racistas, y su efecto negativo en los estudiantes.


The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
por Toni Morrison (ella/ella)

Razones:
Prohibido y desafiado porque fue considerado sexualmente explícito y representado abuso sexual de niños.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give
por Angie Thomas (ella/ella)

Razones:
Desafiados por la profanidad, se pensaba que promocionaban un mensaje antipolicial.


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 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.

 

  • Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana image

¡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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

 

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