Author Archives: htwilson

About htwilson

born in brooklyn, raised in queens, massachusetts, that's where I be.

Weekend reading

One thing you should have while in quarantine, is time to do some in-depth, thought provoking reading. During my time as a librarian, one of my greatest laments is that people of all ages have given up reading newspapers and … Continue reading

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March Quick Hit: Quarantine Edition

Hello Hillie Nation. It has been several months since I last posted. Before the state-mandated shut down, I had been out on sick leave dealing with medical issues, which are now on hold due to the Coronavirus Pandemic that has … Continue reading

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On Thanksgiving and book orders

First of all, let me wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. No matter what the origins of this holiday are, for me it has always been about two of my favorite things; food and family. I hope that whoever and … Continue reading

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November Quick Hits

  Every once in a while I find a bunch of interesting things that aren’t necessarily related, and I don’t think I can write a whole post about any one of them, so I bunch them together and share them … Continue reading

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Recommended Readings from Hispanic Heritage Month

(Note: This was supposed to be posted by Oct.15th, but I forgot)  I’ve discussed my ambivalent and somewhat strained relationship with Columbus Day in the past (October, 2008 & again in October, 2013). Suffice it to say, that this “holiday” … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you know that September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month? Like other “monthly” celebrations, this one first began as a week-long acknowledgment of one group of “Americans” in an attempt to raise everyone’s awareness of their contributions1. … Continue reading

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New to our shelves, October 2019

(Yes, this was posted in September … but I couldn’t wait) While we are still waiting for our new books to arrive from our orders, that doesn’t mean that we don’t have additions to our shelves. Thanks to our generous … Continue reading

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