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September is Classical Music Month, and we've gathered music and books about composers for young readers--and listeners.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, and we have books, eBooks, and eAudiobooks for all ages that explore these many cultures. Read an eBook Day (September 18) is a perfect time to Get Started with eBooks and eAudio and check in with us if you Need Help Downloading?
Our programs, both virtual and in-person, provide opportunities to learn and connect with others in our community. Dig into history as you join retired National Park Service Chief Historian John Hennessy for an in-person discussion of Realism vs. Real Life in Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage, part of the celebration of Spotsylvania's 300th anniversary.
Film fans, you can view Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief through our Kanopy video streaming service at your leisure, then gather online to discuss this dark comedy/romantic thriller about a reformed jewel thief suspected of committing one more crime.
Teens who want to create their own movies are invited to enter our annual Stop Motion Video Contest. Another terrific hands-on activity for teens and adults is sewing. If you don't know how to use a sewing machine, watch our 3-part video series on Sewing Machine Badging, then earn your badge at IdeaSpace: Making+Media.
Our 9/11 Poster Exhibition, marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, continues at all branches through September, and we have 9/11 Learning Resources for adults and children.
Feeling Logged in and Stressed Out? That's the title of Paula Durlofsky's recent book, which our Mental Health Book Group will discuss online.
As ever, our furry friends can help you through a ruff time. Book a one-on-one session to spend virtual Time with a Therapy Dog. Students can practice their reading, too, as these pups are trained to be avid listeners in Paws for Reading.