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The Woods Hole Public Library will mark Juneteenth, the day when slavery was finally abolished in the United States in 1865 by a reading of the book All Different Now by Angela Johnson, beautifully illustrated by E.B. Lewis. The reading will be held at 11 AM on June 19, to match the original date of the proclamation in Texas, the last state of the Union to acknowledge the Emancipation Proclamation. This date is known as the original Juneteenth, the day the last slaves were freed.

Later in the summer, as in previous years, Story Time for children will take place in the Courtyard beside the Library every Wednesday in July at 10:30. Volunteer readers from the public will read books to preschool children in a program which usually lasts about ½ hour. Anyone who would like to be a reader should contact the library. Parents and caregivers with preschool-aged children are welcomed to the event.