On November 4, the Redwood City Council issued a proclamation in support of
United Against Hate Week, which starts November 17 and runs through November 23. We have several United Against Hate Week events happening at the library! First up:
Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20 from 5:00-8:00 pm, a candlelight procession and memorial program to remember those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender violence. On Nov. 21,
Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness is a one-hour documentary about a town coming together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates the community. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the film director Patrice O'Neill and other community members.
Beginning November 1, customers can expect longer wait queues for new eBooks published by Macmillan because of their decision to embargo new eBook titles for libraries.
This article sums up the issues, as well as the approaches taken by different libraries to Macmillan's decision. RCPL purchases our
eBooks collaboratively with the rest of the Peninsula Library System. The Administrative Council of PLS discussed a boycott, but decided that we didn't want to further inconvenience our customers, especially those for whom eBooks are the only reading option because of physical or visual disabilities, beyond what Macmillan is already doing. To learn more about this issue, you can also visit
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