Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of queer books by Black authors! While Black History Month serves as a great chance to promote Black authors in February, the library will also make sure to highlight their works throughout the year. Pick out a book from the list below, or choose something else and share it with us. We will be meeting online at 5:00 pm every Tuesday in February. New participants are always welcome! For more information, email email@example.com.
To register for the February Virtual Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:
For a complete list of February Teen Pride Club events.
In response to the Black Lives Matter banner-burning incident that took place at the Sebastopol Library in January 2022; Sonoma County Library is offering teens the opportunity to stand up and speak out by creating posters inspired by popular social movements such as Black Lives Matter, anti-racism, free speech, anti-bullying, disability rights, climate action, and LGBTQIA+ rights.
At the end of the month, participants will be asked to share their posters which will be displayed in library branches across the county and featured on social media.
Please register for this event to receive a free #GoodTrouble Action Pack, including everything you need to make your own poster. You will receive an email notification when your pack is ready for pickup.
Free for teens in grades 7-12.
(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)
Here’s What to Look Forward to in 2022
We Deserve Monuments
by Jas Hammonds
Release date: July 12th, 2022
Survive the Dome
by Kosoko Jackson
Release date: March 29th 2022
Kings of B’more
by R. Eric Thomas
elease date: May 31st, 2022
Burn Down, Rise Up
by Vincent Tirado
Release date: May 3rd, 2022
Right Where I Left You
by Julian Winters
Release date: March 15th, 2022
We invite everyone to take a moment to honor these ancestral lands that we are collectively gathered upon and encourage all of us to think of ways to become better stewards of the lands we inhabit. We acknowledge our libraries occupy the traditional homelands of the Coast Miwok, Kashaya, Southern Pomo, and Wappo tribal nations, whose descendants still live here today. We recognize the historical and ongoing violence of settler colonialism and affirm Indigenous sovereignty. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable to the needs of the Indigenous people of Sonoma County, California, and beyond.