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November is Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month

From the earliest accounts of Wampanoag Indians teaching settlers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, how to grow corn (Thanksgiving anyone?) to today’s Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland, a Pueblo Indian, Native Americans have always had a tremendous impact on our country. ...

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FOLSOI’s October 2021 Newsletter

FOLSOI’s October 2021 Newsletter

'Books Unite Us' Is Theme of Banned Book Week   by Patricia Langer How would you feel if someone said you couldn’t read the Bible because it was banned due to its religious content? What would your book club do if it was blocked from reading The Kite Runner by...

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Mystery of the Long-Lost Library Book

Mystery of the Long-Lost Library Book

My grandson is a prolific reader of books acquired from family and friends, augmented by books on loan from his school library, where he is a dedicated and responsible patron. His mother was therefore shocked to get a bill from the school library for a book that he...

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‘Books Unite Us’ Is Theme of Banned Books Week

‘Books Unite Us’ Is Theme of Banned Books Week

How would you feel if someone said you couldn’t read the Bible because it was banned due to its religious content? What would your book club do if it was blocked from reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, also because of fears about religion? Think about the...

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FOLSOI Annual Membership Meeting: Good News in the Storm

FOLSOI Annual Membership Meeting: Good News in the Storm

On a dark and stormy afternoon, several dozen FOLSOI members braved flooded streets and donned their masks to attend our 31st Annual Membership Meeting at the Southport Community Building. President Carol Brolley opened the meeting by introducing FOLSOI ‘s Board of...

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Esperanza: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Esperanza: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

It’s time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, starting Wednesday, September 15 and spotlighting the history, culture, and achievements of Americans of Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, and Central and South American heritage. This year’s theme is “Esperanza: A...

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