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Small Business Week

May 2nd-May 8th, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration celebrates National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

  • Small Business for Dummies by Eric Tyson This book covers all aspects of small business from the initial business plan to the everyday realities of financing, marketing, employing technology and management. Book OverDrive eBook Hoopla Audio

  • Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job by Robert T. Kiyosaki The author provides accounts of his startup companies, what he learned from his successes and failures, and other topics about starting a company and quickly developing it. Book Overdrive eBook Hoopla eBook

  • SYOB/Start Your Own Business by the staff of Entrepreneur Media The authors guide you through the first three years of business with tips such as avoiding analysis paralysis when launching and using micro-influencers to promote your brand on social media. Book Overdrive eBook Hoopla eBook Hoopla Audio

Mother's Day Movies

May 9th, 2021

  • Mothers and Daughters With an all-star cast of Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Courtney Cox, Christina Ricci, and Selma Blair, photographer Rigby Gray captures uplifting stories of motherhood, inspiring a decision even she wouldn't expect. DVD Hoopla
  • The Bad Mother Mid-30s Tara leaves her career to care for her kids. When her young son posts her private rant about her husband's evil workplace, drug cocktails, a viral meltdown, and a reunion with her ex follow. Kanopy
  • 6 Weeks to Mother's Day Set in the remote jungle of Thailand, 150 underprivileged and orphaned students attending the country's first democratic school prepare a special celebration to honor their remarkable adoptive mother on Mother's Day. Kanopy

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

  • All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung The author investigates the mysteries and complexities of her transracial adoption in this chronicle of unexpected family for anyone who has struggled to figure out where they belong. Book Large Print Audio Overdrive ebook Hoopla Audio
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town of Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland where everything is planned from the layout of the winding roads to the colors of the houses. Book Large Print Audio Preloaded Audio Overdrive ebook Overdrive Audio
  • The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris From Vice President Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country. Book Large Print Audio Overdrive eBook Overdrive Audio

International Drum Month

  • The Drums by The Drums This eponymous playlist is the first studio release by this American Indie pop band. It contains the single “Let’s Go Surfing,” which evokes a Beach Boys feeling while adding the modern techno-pop sound. Hoopla Audio

  • Drums Unlimited by Max Roach This legendary jazz drummer is known for applying the bebop style of music to drumming. This album, awarded 4 stars by AllMusic, was released in 1966. Hoopla Audio

  • Buh-Doom by Hal Blaine Blaine is estimated to be among the most recorded studio drummers in the history of the music industry. In Buh-Doom, he doubles as a comedian, punctuating jokes with tracks such as “Drum Overture” and “Drums Must Never Stop.” Hoopla Audio


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