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Aug 01

Celebration Independence Day

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on August 1, 2017 at 6:12 PM by Elizabeth Land

1776 by David McCulloughThe Fourth of July is an excellent opportunity to dive into a book that explores this important period in our nation's history. Whether you are looking for a factual biography or a novel, the York County Public Library has you covered. Check out our items below or search our catalog for more items covering all aspects of the Revolutionary War. The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, but our eBooks and eAudiobooks are always available.

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Aug 01

Visual Reads: Wonder Woman Day

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on August 1, 2017 at 5:58 PM by Elizabeth Land

Editor's Note: Visual Reads is a monthly series focusing on the York County Public Library's ever growing collection of graphic novels. Whether you are partial to super heroes or love to see a well-done adaptation of your favorite novel, we've got plenty to choose from.
Wonder Woman Day is June 3

According to a recent article by Smithsonian Magazine, "Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no other comic-book character has lasted as long." Since her introduction in 1941, Wonder Woman has served as a much needed role model for women across America. Her popularity has continued to expand, earning her own set of postage stamps and — finally! — a standalone feature film. Now is the perfect time to "Honor the power, wisdom and courage of Wonder Woman" during DC Comics' Wonder Woman Day, celebrated this year on June 3.

Whether you are an avid reader of comics featuring the character or a Wonder Woman newbie, the York County Library has something for everyone. Check out this list of resources below to discover why Wonder Woman is a force to be reckoned with and celebrated.

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Jul 20

YA Reads: Pearl Harbor & WWII

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 20, 2017 at 4:18 PM by Elizabeth Land

Staff Note: Young Adult Reads is a series of posts reviewing items that are geared toward teens, but are of interest to all York County Public Library readers.

Invasion by Walter Dean MyersDecember 7th is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This year is the 75th anniversary of that fateful day in 1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and six other military bases on the island of Oahu. It is important to never forget the attacks, because as the 75th commemoration website notes, the attacks “thrust America into World War II, changing Hawaii and America forever and continues to define their place in the world."

The York County Library has plenty of books — both nonfiction and fiction — that can help readers learn more about Pearl Harbor and America's involvement in WWII.

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