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Community Outreach and Partnerships @ Pitt-Bradford Hanley Library

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Outreach and Engagement

The Hanley Library invites the campus community to visit the Bradford Area Public Library. Library cards are available with a photo identity or a Pitt-Bradford identity card and a Pitt-Bradford campus address.

In 2022, Hanley Library will feature titles from the True Colors in American History Collection that represent the diverse experiences of the populations celebrated during heritage months that connect with the True Colors Collection. The titles in this collection cover the topics connected to and represent the diverse experiences of Black people and African Americans, women, Indigenous people, Latina/o/x people, and Asian Americans.

Former Director Hannah Dewey explained The True Colors of American History Collection includes over 170 items based upon the library and YWCA's belief that American libraries should reflect a more accurate accounting of the enormous impact that African Americans and Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have had on the advancement and identity of America. The entire True Colors Collection is located near the circulation desk of the Bradford Area Public Library. 

True Colors in American History Collection

During Black History Month, the Bradford Public Library spotlights items within the True Colors Collection that focus on Black and African American heritage, such as those that celebrate African Americans in art and culture: 

  • A Choice of Weapons: Gordon Parks, HBO Film by G. Parks

  • African American Musicians That Changed Music Forever by M. & M. Carson

  • Basquiat: Graphic Novel by J. Voloj

  • Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop by V. Tobak

  • Dance We Do: A Poet Explores Black Dance by N. Shange

  • Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince, a picture book by A. Pinkney

  • Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty, featured in the display case in the Campus Commons

  • More Myself: A Journey by A. Keyes

Plain text poster available here

During Women's History Month, the Bradford Public Library spotlights items within the True Colors Collection that represent the diverse experiences of Black and African American, Indigenous, Latina, and Asian American and Pacific Islander women.

  • Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman by Jeffreen M. Hayes

  • Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids by Dr. Kimberly Brown Pellum

  • Brave, Black, First: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World by C.W. Hudson

  • Finish the Fight! The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, young adult illustrated nonfiction by Veronica Chambers

  • Luchita Hurtado: I Live, I Die, I Will be Reborn by Andrea Bowers

  • Native Women ChangingTheir Worlds by Patricia J. Cutright

  • She's Got This, a picture book by Laurie Hernandez and illustrated by Nina Mata

  • The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan

  • The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing by Lori Alvord and Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt

Plain text poster available here

During Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Bradford Public Library spotlights items within the True Colors Collection that represent the diverse experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

  • Asian-Americans Who Inspire Us by Analiza Quiroz Wolf

  • Eat a Peach: A Memoir by David Chang

  • Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story by Mazie K. Hirono

  • Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir by Padma Lakshmi

  • Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans by Ronald Takaki

  • Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir by Kat Chow

  • The Astronaut with a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a picture book by Julia Finley Mosca

  • The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris

  • Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday, by Apolo Ohno

See link below for plain text of poster for AAPI Heritage Month

Plain text poster available here 

Bradford Area Public Library partners with YWCA Bradford to introduce a new collection: “True Colors in American History.”  During Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month, the Bradford Public Library spotlights items within the collection that represent their diverse experiences.

  • 100 Hispanic-Americans Who Shaped American History, Rick Laezman
  • 100 Love Sonnets and Twenty Love Poems, Pablo Neruda
  • Dolores del Rio: Beauty in Light and Shade, Linda B. Hall
  • From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the WWII Home Front, Elizabeth Escobedo
  • In the Heights: Finding Home, Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
  • Ritchie Valens: The First Latino Rocker, Beverly Mendheim
  • Solitude and Company: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Silvana Paternostro
  • Who Was Celia Cruz? a young adult biography by Pam Pollack

The Hanley Library invites the campus community to visit the Bradford Public Library to see the entire collection. Library cards are available with a photo identity or a Pitt-Bradford identity card and a Pitt-Bradford campus address.

Plain text poster available here

 

Bradford Area Public Library partners with YWCA Bradford to introduce a new collection: “True Colors in American History.” During Indigenous and Native American Heritage Month, the Bradford Public Library spotlights items within the collection that represent the diverse experiences of Native and Indigenous People.

  • Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story, S.D. Nelson

  • Code Talker, a memoir by Chester Nez

  • Crazy Brave: A Memoir, Joy Harjo

  • House Made of Dawn, N. Scott Momaday

  • We Had a Little Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy, Kliph Nesteroff

  • We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes, a PBS Series on DVD

  • Who Was a Maria Tallchief? A young adult biography by Catherine Gourley

  • We Are Still Here: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know, a picture book by Traci Sorell, Cherokee Nation citizen

  • Mission to Space, a picture book by Chickasaw astronaut, John Herrington

True Colors in American History Poster

 

The Hanley Library invites the campus community to visit the Bradford Public Library to see the entire collection. Library cards are available with a photo identity or a Pitt-Bradford identity card and a Pitt-Bradford campus address.

 

Bradford Area Public Library Information

Bradford Area Public Library

Mon-Thurs 10:00am – 6:00pm

Fri- Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm

 

67 W. Washington St.

Bradford, PA 16701

1 (814) 362-6527

Website: https://www.bradfordlibrary.org/