Mid-Autumn Festival, Everybody Reads 2023, minikits and more!
Mid-Autumn Festival, Everybody Reads 2023, minikits and more!
September 2022
Librarian Mara Bazua, link to how she connected to the library
When Mara Bazua came to the United States from Guadalajara, Mexico, she did not have a computer. It was the early 2000s, so cell phones were newer, social media was in its infancy, and job applications had just switched from paper forms to online. Mara would visit the library and use the public computers to check her social media as a way to stay connected to family and friends. She started working for the library in 2017, and today Mara is the Holgate Library Administrator.
Meet Mara
Series of lanterns of different colors, link to Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a time to celebrate with family and friends. It is one of the most celebrated holidays in China, Vietnam and other Asian countries. At the library, staff who celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival have shared their traditions with our library community.
Legends and traditions
Ruth Ozeki and cover of A Tale for the Time Being, link to Everybody Reads 2023
Let’s read, reflect and learn together with the Everybody Reads 2023 community-wide reading project. Ruth Ozeki’s award-winning novel A Tale for the Time Being tells the story of two strangers whose lives become connected across time and an ocean. Everybody Reads 2023 is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation with author appearance made possible by Literary Arts.
Read "A Tale for the Time Being"

Events & resources

Makerspace minikits
Available beginning Sept. 10

Siblings volunteer at the library
Summer Reading is supported by gifts to the Library Foundation

Banned Books Week Booklist
Challenged, censored and banned must-read books

Giờ Kể Chuyện Và Đọc Sách! Trực Tuyến / It's Vietnamese Storytime!
Sundays, 2 pm online

Central Library construction closure
Aug. 1 - Nov. 1

All events & classes
Current schedule