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Meaning of Kwanzaa

No, Kwanzaa is not the Black Christmas, Black Hanukkah, or an African holiday.   Despite the popular media portrayal of Kwanzaa as simply the third...[Read More]

Your Presence is a Present

By Amy Cheney I’m really good at falling into holes. Seriously, that’s my Minecraft superpower! I land under the ground and can’t find my way...[Read More]

YES, You Are a Writer

Listen to the Writer’s Collective Informational Call by Clicking on THIS LINK.   For years I refused to label myself a “writer.” But I knew...[Read More]

Tis the Season for Thankfulness

What are you thankful for? It’s the age-old question many of us offer up around the Thanksgiving table each year. Occasionally something big will have...[Read More]

Parenting As Activism

By Jessica Hulick, Social Justice Storytime, Executive Director   For all of my adult life, I have been a volunteer and community organizer, focusing on LGBTQAI...[Read More]

A Cat Fight Before Halloween

Having two daughters, I am reminded periodically of the cattiness of girls. Sly comments, underhanded insults, a cruelness that will stun even a hardened ex-network...[Read More]