Following his talk, The Empathy Effect: Lessons for LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies on How to Have Conversations That Lead to Change, Marpheen shared a few online resources for anyone interested in exploring further how to connect with people across differences through empathy. We also recorded the Zoom event and can share a link to anyone interested in Marpheen’s presentation. His speech linked to below became the impetus for his memoir, Moon in Full: A Modern Coming-of-Age Story, due out from Islandport Press in June 2022.
Dylan Marron, Empathy is not endorsement
Loretta J. Ross, Don’t call people out — call them in
Marpheen Chann, Speech at #WeAreMaine Rally
Celebrate Pride Month by reading a book about LGBTQIA+ experience. We have great titles in fiction and non-fiction, plus we are always adding new ones. Celebrate our diversity in all its forms. Love is love!
Last month I invited patrons to recommend their favorites titles by and about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Patron favorites span many decades and represent a global diaspora of voices. We can borrow any title not in our collection through interlibrary loan.
|The Bonesetter’s Daughter
by Amy Tan
In a remote mountain village where ghosts and tradition rule, LuLing grows up in the care of her mute Precious Auntie as the family endures a curse laid upon a relative known as the bonesetter. When headstrong LuLing rejects the marriage proposal of the coffinmaker, a shocking series of events are set in motion–all of which lead back to Ruth and LuLing in modern San Francisco. The truth that Ruth learns from her mother’s past will forever change her perception of family, love, and forgiveness.
The Stonington Public Library will continue to require that patrons mask up when visiting the library. Masks are available at the front desk, if you forget yours at home. We consider the health of our community to be our top priority. We reopened to visitors nearly three months ago, and over that time, we have safely welcomed patrons inside to browse our collection and borrow materials without incident. We attribute that success to everyone’s cooperation following safety guidelines. We remain committed to protecting your health, and we appreciate your continued support caring for the community.
We very much look forward to seeing everyone’s smile again, but until then, rest assured that we can see it in your eyes.
Wings, Waves & Woods Festival is back! Island Heritage Trust has planned a full schedule of educational webinars and Zoom meetings, prerecorded experiences, and limited in-person walks and talks (registration required). The 2021 schedule and information on how to register are available online.
To celebrate the festival’s return, the Stonington Public Library compiled a list of new titles around the theme Wings, Waves & Woods for our readers to explore. Join Rich MacDonald on his yearlong quest to chase the birds of Hancock County. Or take a deep dive into the all things lobsters in the latest children’s book from Peter and Connie Roop. You can find titles for everyone from the budding naturalist to the seasoned fisherman in our newest non-fiction and picture book acquisitions. Grab a book to read outside before the winged pests of summer return.