Grier Library News

February 2021

Be Kind to Other Humans

In her new book Channel Kindness, Lady Gaga challenges readers to join forces to make the world a kinder place. She writes, "Don't just respond with kindness; fill the empty with it. Together we can bring positivity into negative space." Stop by the library to borrow this book and others that focus on kindness across the spectrum of humanity.

Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community

by the Born This Way Foundation Reporters with Lady Gaga

Call #177 LAD

This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes: how Science is Tackling Unconscious Bias

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and Drew Shannon

Call # 303.3 KYI

Our brains are constantly sorting and labeling the world around us, including people. This book explains how and why our brains create categories. It explores how to recognize stereotypes, why they can be harmful and how to combat them. Uncovers the secret biases in our brains. Finally, reveals how science can help us rewire our minds and our societies.


by Brandon Stanton

Call #779 STA

The creator of Humans of New York, the wildly popular photographic storytelling phenomenon looks beyond New York City and across the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, Stanton conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers to produce this catalog of travels and portrait of our shared existence.

What's New in Love Stories?

Explore the newest romance and love story additions to the library in the NEWEST Love Stories reading list.

Spotlight Selections

Shadow & Bone Screen Adaptation Coming Soon!

Leigh Bardugo's popular fantasy series Shadow and Bone is scheduled to premier on Netflix on April 23rd. Read all about the screen adaption in this article from EW.

Find this series and other great novels by Bardugo in the Grier Library, Call # FIC BAR.

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SIRS Issues Researcher

Online research? Controversial topics? Try SIRS Issues Researcher.

SIRS Issues Researcher is the award-winning database that offers critical insight into all sides of today’s most-researched issues. Thousands of highly targeted documents, primary source documents, websites, and multimedia (including research-quality images) represent viewpoints from the pros and cons to everything in-between!

Free Rice

FreeRice is the ultimate platform for improving your vocabulary, SAT score, and the current state of world hunger. The non-profit site gives you vocabulary questions and donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme with every answer you get right!



Visit Grier's Mackin VIA collection to read Frankly In Love, a 2020-2021 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee by David Yoon.

Frank Li, the son of Korean immigrants, is expected to find a nice Korean girl to marry, but he falls for a white classmate. When he meets another Korean American, Joy Song, in a similar situation, they agree to be a couple in front of their parents.

Explore all Grier's eBooks:

Mackin VIA - fiction and non-fiction

InfoBase eBooks - mostly non-fiction

GVRL - mostly non-fiction reference books

Salem Press - mostly non-fiction reference books

Need a username or password? Just email Mrs. Woolfrey!

A Musical Podcast

Looking for something different to listen to? Try In Strange Woods, a musical podcast about a teenage girl in the woods of Minnesota putting her survival skills to the test aided by a mysterious man who lives off the grid. Listen to In Strange Woods wherever you listen to podcasts, including on Spotify.

Visit the Library Canvas Course

Grier students, visit the Library Canvas Course to make the most of Grier's wonderful library resources!