The National Women's History Alliance is devoted to recognizing the achievements of women in all walks of like. Why do we need to know women's history? Their answer: "History helps us learn who we are, but when we don’t know our own history, our power and dreams are immediately diminished." Are you a fan of … Continue reading Celebrate Women’s Equality Day August 26
On July 4th, we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, marking the formal beginning of the United States' history as a sovereign nation. Along with enjoying fireworks and barbecues this weekend, why not take a look at some of the books on this key historical period held here at Reynolds? Liberty Is Sweet:The … Continue reading Independence Day
"Progress Pride flag painted on concrete barrier" by chris.rycroft is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Check out all the upcoming events you can enjoy at VA Pride. And in between events, you can educate and entertain yourself with these titles: In The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History, Marc Stein weaves a myriad of sources together into a thorough … Continue reading Happy Pride Month, Reynolds Red Hawks!
BBQ Makes Everything Better covers recipes from all over the United States, and even includes an international section--Barbecued Chicken Pad Thai, anyone? And they throw in a section on desserts that can be made on the grill. (If you decide to try Grilled Candy Bars, let us know how it went!) Rodney Scott's World of … Continue reading It’s National Barbecue Month–check out a cookbook and whip up a feast!
and romance novels are on our shelves! Take a break from your studies with some guaranteed happy-ever-afters. Confessions in B-Flat, A Civil Rights Love Story Jason, a disciple of Martin Luther King Jr., and Anita, a follower of Malcolm X, meet in Harlem in 1963. The movement brings them together--but their different ideologies could tear … Continue reading Love is in the air….
Who doesn’t want to read a good love story? Preferably one that ends well and gives us faith that love is real and true, such as The Princess Bride. There are many such stories which are very satisfying in their own way yet we are often drawn to other stories where love has gone awry … Continue reading Twisted Love Stories for Valentine’s Day
In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially designated the month of February as "Black History Month." This is a time for all Americans to honor and remember the contributions African Americans have made to this country. There are so many heroes in our past whose stories are America's story. One such man is Major Richard R. … Continue reading National Freedom Day Kicks Off Black History Month
Transgender Flag, designed by Monica Helms. November 20 marked the twenty-first annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), the day when we remember people who have been murdered because of transphobia. Started in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith to memorialize Rita Hester, TDoR grew to encompass all lives lost to anti-transgender bigotry and violence during the … Continue reading Transgender Day of Remembrance