If the OCLN catalog doesn’t have what you want to borrow, take a look at Commonwealth Catalog. Most libraries across the state are sharing their materials again through inter-library loan.
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The Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people in Confederate states at the start of 1863, and the 13th Amendment ended slavery across the U.S. almost three years later. In the year between, the news of freedom spread slowly. It was only when the Union Army reached Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, that an officer read aloud the order “that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free”
Juneteenth commemorates the liberation of thousands of people in Texas that day. In the 155 years since, Juneteenth has been joyously celebrated, solemnly observed and virtually erased, all at the same time. In the conflicting ways that we know our shared history, and how we acknowledge and resolve those differences, lies the liminal lesson of Juneteenth:
What will our next Juneteenth be like?
The staff of the Kingston Public Library have curated playlists on the these topics: Do It Yourself (DIY), Library/Community, History, Live Music, Music, Science, and Natural World. Click here to visit our YouTube channel.
Keep checking back as we’ll be updating our channel with new content!
The links below go to KPL pages that show Facebook posts from Town departments. We hope to add more soon.
There’s a combined feed from official Kingston pages, with links to the actual post or page on Facebook. However, you don’t need a Facebook account to read posts on the Library website.