Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Helping children understand divorce

It is not news to most people that divorce rates have been steadily on the rise. According to the American Psychological Association, about 40 to 50 percent of married couples will separate and ultimately divorce. While the end of a marriage certainly is not easy to deal with for any party involved, it can be especially traumatic for children whose parents are filing for divorce.

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Dig into your roots at the local library

If you have ever considered researching your family history the Manatee County Public Library can help you get started. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Don’t be. One of the first rules of genealogy is to think of it as an ongoing project. There is no end, as you will discover new things you didn’t know along the way. You might also consider attending one of the monthly meetings of the Manasota Genealogical Society, which are held every second Tuesday of the month (October through May) at the Central Library. These folks, as well as reference librarians, can help guide you.

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Hoopla Digital: Your tablet’s new best friend

Are you a book lover on an endless quest for quality eBooks to read on your tablet? Maybe you’re on a budget and searching for free or inexpensive titles you won’t want to delete from your device after the first three pages. Or you might be a movie or music buff who can’t keep your tablet stocked with enough of the latest digital tunes or films to satisfy your inner geek.

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Celebrating National LGBT Authors Month

June is “National LGBT Authors Month,” as well as “Pride” month nationwide. The Manatee County Public Library System has a wide selection of materials including biographies, poetry, short stories, and novels by and about LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) authors from James Baldwin to young adult author Bill Konigsberg. Many of these books are available in print, eBook, and eAudiobook formats.

Videos

Sarasota Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon's 'The American'

The Sarasota Ballet and director Iain Webb present Christopher Wheeldon's 'The American'
Video courtesy Sarasota Ballet
Sarasota Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon's 'The American' 1:08

Sarasota Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon's 'The American'

Savannah Sinclair performs as Ariel in 'The Little Mermaid' at Manatee Performing Arts Center 0:31

Savannah Sinclair performs as Ariel in 'The Little Mermaid' at Manatee Performing Arts Center

Helmet cam captures motorcyclist's brush with death on freeway 1:11

Helmet cam captures motorcyclist's brush with death on freeway

Press Secretary Sean Spicer: 'We can disagree with the facts' 1:47

Press Secretary Sean Spicer: 'We can disagree with the facts'