Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with activities online. Preregister online and receive the login information for your activity, then click on the link provided here to download Zoom and attend. Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.
The Palm Beach County Library System is proud to honor Haitian culture, literature, history and language during Haitian Heritage Month in May, a month that incorporates the important holiday of Haitian Flag Day on May 18. Visit the newly-renovated Lantana Road Branch and enjoy their Haitian Cultural Collection. This collection highlights Haiti’s history and culture and includes adult and juvenile books in Haitian Creole, French and English.
We thank the Friends of the Library for their generosity and support of this celebration since 2010! We invite you to enjoy events offered in-person and online through Zoom.
This month, we are hosting many activities that go in-depth on how to protect yourself online.
Juneteenth is a federal holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The celebration originated in Galveston, Texas and is the anniversary date of when Union Army officials proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in Texas, which was the last Confederate state with institutional slavery. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on Jun 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.
June was chosen for Pride Month to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which took place in Greenwich Village, Manhattan in 1969. In the early hours of morning, police raided the Stonewall Inn, one of the last sanctuaries of the gay community. When a lesbian in police custody called onlookers to action, a grassroots movement sparked six days of uprising against the police treatment of the gay community. These riots are seen as the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement.
Basics4Babies Emergency Pantry Van
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County will bring their Basics4Babies Emergency Pantry for Infants van to the Main Library on Monday, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27 and July 25. The emergency pantry provides free diapers, wipes and basic baby needs to families residing in Palm Beach County who demonstrate need.Learn More About The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County Basics4Babies Emergency Pantry Van.
Looking for your next great read? Our BookSquad is here to help! Complete our online form and we will email you a personalized list of suggested titles.Ask the BookSquad what to read.
The Library will once again be partnering with the Palm Beach County Food Bank to offer assistance with SNAP benefits. Benefits specialists from the PBC Food Bank will assist with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application process and conduct the food stamp interview.Learn More about assistance with SNAP benefits.
Support the Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is the promotion of enhanced library services. Friends support the Library by sponsoring events, providing financial assistance for special projects, advocating for library needs, and in developing and expanding its services and facilities, when not provided for in the Library’s budget.Learn More About The Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System Inc and how you can support the Friends.