November BRMA News

Where you can find all your BRMA and Mentor Updates.

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Mentoring Today

There are many ways to ask your mentee how they are doing today! Try one of these from Keely Shaw:
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Orange County Library tutoring and other programs! Check out these opportunities:

Your students can get homework help from the library

Homework can be a little easier when students use these free resources from the library.

Click on an icon above to visit our online service portal.

NC LIVE. Offering language instruction, test prep, research databases, access to publications like the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and more.

Biography for Beginners. Factcite provides a searchable database of over 700 illustrated biographies for kids grades 4 and up. Free individual tutoring for all subjects and access to test prep resources.

To access these resources, your student will need their library account number. They may know this as their student ID or lunch number.

If you have students looking for free wi-fi, here are some leads

We offer programs for all ages on Zoom, and many of our past programs can be seen on YouTube.

For all learners

  • Weekly storytimes. Families can subscribe to our YouTube channel for updates or can visit as they'd like.
  • A Local History Playlist, featuring videos from the Orange County Historical Museum.
  • Author panels
  • Poetry gatherings, and More.

Click on the icon above to visit our YouTube channel.

Birth to Grade 5

Click here to be taken to our online calendar, where you can find more information and register for these programs.


Click on the image above to see what we have to support young writers.

Online Event Series Now through Feb. 27 All sessions will take place online; no additional downloads or software are necessary. Registration for each event is required.

Up next: SAT, ACT, or Both? | Tues, Dec. 1, 4:30-6 pm
Join the experts at The Princeton Review to learn about the differences and similarities between the SAT and ACT. What are the unique challenges each test type presents? What should you consider when trying to decide which is best for you? What resources are available to help you in that decision? Come learn the answers to these questions and more in this online session. For more information, practice tests, and to register, visit

For anyone 16 years old and older. Click here to register.


Click on the icon to the right to visit our reading list web page. It changes frequently, so you may want to book mark the page!

And, if you'd like a little help selecting your next book, fill out a Your Next 5 form and let us help.

Please remember: we can help control the spread of Covid-19.

For more information, visit the Orange County Health Department.

The Orange County Public Library provides free library cards to any resident of Orange, Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham and Person counties.

We also provide free library cards to any employee with the Town of Carrboro, Town of Hillsborough, Durham Tech, and UNC-Chapel Hill. Invite your friends, neighbors and loved ones to sign up for a card today.

Phone number: 919.245.2525
Hillsborough | Carrboro

BRMA Links and Updates

Mentor Check ins are check in times for mentors to ask questions, gather resources and be in community together!

Upcoming Check ins:

Thursday, November 5th, 2020:

If your Mentee is in Middle School:

9-10 am:

Zoom Link to join

Meeting ID: 89181639666
Passcode: gGe2AV4dd7

6-7 pm:

Zoom Link to Join

Meeting ID: 82109512694
Passcode: lxZ4tjS9T6

Thursday, November 5th, 2020:

If your Mentee is in High School:

9:30-10:30 am:

Zoom Link to join

Meeting ID: 921 2473 4445
Passcode: t4yZF7


Zoom Link to join
Meeting ID: 947 1680 5758
Passcode: 8PFd1R

BRMA Celebration and Events build community and joy!

Upcoming Celebrations and Events:

Friday, November 13th, 2020:

Examining the truth behind Thanksgiving and our Indigenous Family

5:30-6:30 pm: Click this link to join

Friday, November 20th, 2020:

Virtual Cooking Event: Indigenous Cooking

5:30-6:30 pm: Click here to join the Google Meet.

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BRMA New Mentor Training

New information coming in January!

Interested or know someone interested in becoming a mentor?

Check out the information below to learn more about becoming a mentor with Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate!
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The Office of Equity and Inclusion

Check out our October Newsletter, The Voice.