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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 30, 2014

At the Library

National Bullying Prevention Month
By Jenisa Hanson, Washington Public Library | Oct 18, 2013

National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by PACER's National Center for Bullying Prevention. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Traditionally held the first week in October, the event was expanded in 2010 to include activities, education, and awareness building for the entire month.

In support of National Bully Month the library will be showing the movie “Bully” at 7 p.m. Oct. 25, in the Nicola-Stoufer Room. According to the filmmakers of ‘Bully,’ a documentary shining light onto the heartbreaking issues surrounding the victimization that occurs in schools, over 13 million young people will experience some form of mental or physical violence this year. Directed by Emmy and Sundance award-winning director Lee Hirsch, the documentary follows five kids and their families over the course of one school year and the ways that bullying affects their lives.

This is a great movie for kids and parents to watch together. Come be inspired and let’s start the movement to stomp out bullying!

The following new materials are available at the library.

Gifts & Memorials

Identical by Scott Turow given in memory of David R. McDaniel

Adult Fiction

Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews, The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, The Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice

Young Adult Fiction

Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudon, Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers, Now I'll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Juvenile Fiction

Abominables by Eva Ibbotson, The Extra by Kathryn Lasky, Sphdz 4 Life by Jon Scieszka

When Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snicket

Adult Nonfiction

The Cushion in the Road by Alice Walker

Adult Biography

Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend by James S. Hirsch

 

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