|Thank you, Mahatma Ghandi.|
During the month of September, our community read, discussed and learned from Rebecca Solnit's A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster as part of One Book, One San Joaquin. One question that was frequently raised was this: What does the individual owe the community?
I was totally blown away by the essays submitted by teens from our community. There were some really great ideas and some very insightful thinking going on! So tell me more. What would you like to see in our community? What would you like to see at the library? Email your thoughts and ideas to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
And hey, if you think one person can't make a difference, meet Mary Pat Hector. At 10 years of age, she founded Youth in Action and mobilized young people across the country to take a stand on issues like bullying, gun violence, and drugs. She is now the National Youth Director of National Action Network.
Going back to those wise words of Mahatma Gandhi, let me just say one more thing: October 10th is National Stop Bullying Day.
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