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June is...Great Outdoors Month!

Celebrate Inside or Out With Your Library

Whether you're a true-blue outdoor adventurer, or an indoor cat like me, reading about outdoor exploration is a fun way to get the summer started. From camping and hiking, to humor and one fictional tale of survival, bust out the bug spray and enjoy all that June -  Great Outdoors Month - has to offer at your library:

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Blood, Bullets, and Bones

Death and How We Deal With It

There's that old saying that there are only two sure things in life: death and taxes. Well now, that tax season is coming to a close, I present a collection of non-fiction that I found fascinating about our ever-evolving relationships with death, as individuals and as a society - from how we mourn or celebrate our dead to how we solve and deal with murder. Because although taxes may be a sure thing too, doing them is far less interesting than the following books:

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We're All Our Own Heroes

Comics Featuring Adventurous Girls

The tagline for the first volume of the popular all-ages action and adventure series Princeless is simple but powerful: Save YourselfIt got us thinking about more comics in our collection featuring adventurous girls who get things done themselves - with the power of friendship, intelligence, boldness, and maybe the occasional superhuman power.

Cover for Don't Suck, Don't Die by Kristin Hersh

Don't Suck, Don't Die

Musicians Gone Too Soon

This year's Oscar winner for Best Documentary Feature, Amy, and the success of HBO's Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck last year (which has a print companion worth browsing) had us thinking about some other musicians whose careers were cut tragically short, and the stories behind their struggles and successes. 

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"What Happened to You?"

Women Speaking for Themselves on the Many Manifestations of Disability

Illness and disability come in many forms, and aren't always well understood by those not experiencing them. Women and girls living with disabilities are frequently subject to "multiple discriminations" and are among the most vulnerable, because of the "persistence of certain cultural, legal and institutional barriers" (UN). Presented in honor of Women's History Month, the following list of women share what life is like for them as they navigate disability, the aftermath of illness, and living a life of one's own.

Sasha and Emma: The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman

I Fought the Law and the Law Won

Writers Who Got Booked

Writers and creative thinkers may spend much of their time in scholarly pursuits, but many have also been historically prone to brushes with the law- whether for committing an actual crime, or being deemed undesirable for speaking out against the laws of the time. Here are a few arrested authors to read up on: