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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Documentary Will Stream Live In December
The incredibly talented, delightful, and charitable Dolly Parton is everywhere this holiday season: she has a new Christmas album (A Holly Dolly Christmas), a Netflix musical (Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square), she helped fund a COVID vaccine, and a documentary about her Imagination Library will debut next month. Directed by Nick Geidner and narrated by Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper!), The Library That Dolly Built will stream live worldwide for free on Facebook on December 9th with a performance by Dolly herself to follow.
The NYPL’s Best Books of 2020
It’s Best Of Lists time! The New York Public Library has put out their 2020 lists: 100 Best Books for Kids; 50 Best Books for Teens; and 100 Best Books for Adults. They also selected the top ten for each list plus poetry and children’s books en español which include All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson; The City We Became: A Novel by N.K. Jemisin; Black Heroes of the Wild West by James Otis Smith; Finna: Poems by Nate Marshall; and ¿Cómo lo ves? by Vera Galindo.
Dallas Libraries Adding More Than 2,000 WiFi Hotspots
The Dallas Public Library system amended their Sprint contract and adopted the budget for the 2021 fiscal year in order to add 2,100 mobile WiFi hotspots to their branches’ circulating collection. The communities should be able to check out the hotspots beginning December 15th, with increased availability at locations where 30% or more of the population doesn’t have home internet.