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“We Are Who We Choose To Be”

It's never too late, or too early, to make a resolution to improve yourself, even if you are Green Goblin, and the path to a better you can lead through the Des Plaines Library.

If you put aside for a moment that it is from a Marvel arch-villian, the title quote is as true as it is simple.

If you prefer your inspirational quotes to come from a good guy rather than a bad guy, we can all nod sagely with Albus Dumbledore as he states: 

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

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Soccer Documentaries to watch during the World Cup

The Group stages of the World Cup as of June 28th are finishing up.

And while some teams have already been eliminated, there are still many teams dreaming of the chance to lift the FIFA World Cup. Several are looking for the opportunity to do so for the first time ever. 

Yes, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association simply known as FIFA is facing many corruption charges.

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Guide to Pride: Titles Spotlighting the LGBTQ Experience

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/or Questioning (LGBTQ) Pride Month is celebrated every year in June.

It includes such festivities as parades, parties, picnics, workshops, symposia, concerts, and all manner of public events that attract millions of participants around the world.

In the United States, Pride Month has historically been observed in June to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City.

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Pick Up a Pulitzer Prize Winner!

Image of Pulitzer Prize Medal
Although the official Hollywood awards season may be long over—so long, Emmys, ta-ta, Oscars, goodbye, Golden Globes!— the biggest awards in publishing were just announced last week: the Pulitzers.

I love the Pulitzer Prizes because they celebrate outstanding prose in all its forms. They aren’t limited to only books, like the National Book Awards, or only novels, like the Man Booker Prize. Now in their 101st year, the Pulitzer Prizes recognize outstanding achievements in the fields of journalism (newspaper, magazine, and Internet), music composition, and literature.

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