We Have Work to Do: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Identity, History, and Stories

Book & Film Recommendations Following the Events at Club Q in Colorado Springs Now is the time for the community to work on bringing about change in society for our LGBTQ+ friends and family and for ourselves. It starts with listening and learning, with eliminating hate and the “othering” of people, and seeking compassion and …

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Putting Global Issues On the Map

By Substitute Library Assistant, Laura Puls Between the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing conflicts, climate change, and economic shocks, we experience daily how Colorado is connected to countries around the world. We’re not alone in paying attention to what’s happening internationally: in a 2022 Pew questionnaire, Americans gave more correct answers than incorrect answers about global events.   …

The Mind Matters

Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month  What do exercise, art, gratitude, and spending time in nature have in common? All of these practices have been scientifically proven to positively impact an individual’s mental health.   May is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), one in five Americans or nearly …

Exploring the Library’s Multilingual Collection

By Substitute Library Assistant, Laura Puls Inclusion is one of our core values at Poudre River Public Library District; we want everyone to be able to learn, grow, and belong.   As of 2018, 12 percent of Fort Collins residents use languages besides English at home. Spanish, Indo-European languages, and Asian and Pacific Island languages were …

The High Court

Nine justices make up the highest court in our land, the Supreme Court. Their measured decision-making on the nation’s largest judicial issues dictates the tides of the future. From financial rulings to massive human rights rulings, the Court hears about 100-150 cases per session out of the 7,000 cases it is asked to review annually.  …