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We Belong Together


We Belong Together at Saint Paul Public Library.

At Saint Paul Public Library, we believe in the power of belonging.

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Smallest Freedom Fighter with Sheyann Webb-Christburg

Eight-year old Sheyann Webb’s encounter with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Alabama, shapes her life as a Civil Rights leader.

New Online Resource: The HistoryMakers

The HistoryMakers is the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection, featuring 2,700 individuals telling their stories.

An End-of-the-Year Message to our Community

A message to our community from Saint Paul Public Library Director Catherine Penkert and Parks and Recreation Director Mike Hahm.

Hu Plig: Soul Calling - A Hmong Tradition

As we celebrate Hmong New Year, the Vue family invites us into their home for their soul calling tradition. Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab, St. Paul!

Celebrate Hmong New Year

This month, we will be sharing stories of different artists, musicians, and performers as they share what Hmong New Year means to them.

Books on the Immigrant Experience for Young Readers

Stories that build understanding and empathy for the experience of immigrants, migrants, and refugees making a new home in the U.S.

In a New World: The Immigrant and Refugee Experience in YA

These YA books tell stories of immigrants and refugees from all across the world seeking a new place to live in the U.S.

Welcoming Week: Stories of the Immigrant Experience

These memoirs, novels, and essays explore the immigrant experience in America and elsewhere. Pick one up this Welcoming Week.

30th Anniversary of the ADA

July 26, 2020 is the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a groundbreaking civil rights law.

Pride Playlist

From party anthems to laid-back folk strummers, Saint Paul Public Library has you covered with these LGBTQIA artists.

Musicians Against Racism

Songs that call to protest racism, fight for justice, and celebrate black culture in America and around the world.

Transgender Activists, Advocates, and Voices

Celebrate transgender voices, history, and stories this Pride with these titles focusing on transgender activists and LGBTQIA civil rights.

Love in the Name of Pride: LGBTQIA+ Romances

Bbooks are all about LGBTQIA+ love in its myriad and joyous forms., from the sweet to the complicated, the funny to the angsty.

Pride Storytime June 25

Featuring "Julián is a Mermaid" by Jessica Love and "When Aidan Became a Brother" by Kyle Lukoff.

LGBTQIA Reads for Teens

June is Pride Month! Honor and celebrate the diverse experiences of the LGBTQ community with these great YA titles.

Graphic Novels on Race and Racism

Authors and illustrators of these incredible graphic novels reflect on issues of race and racism (mostly in America).
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