During the pandemic many of us lost friends, either to illness or from changing life circumstances causing us to drift apart. Or perhaps the pandemic made you realize how much you needed to make new connections with people who would be there for you when times got rough. If this sounds familiar to you, National New Friends Day is the holiday for you. Looking for a new place to find friends? Library programs are a great way to meet people, and the library has a great community board to connect you to places to meet friends.
Meesha doesn’t know quite what to do, what to say, or when to say it, and she struggles reading and responding to social cues. But one day, she discovers that she has a special talent that will help her navigate challenging social situations and make friends.
Dimitri may be small, but his heart is as big and open as a cloudless sky. “I love you,” Dimitri tells his new friends at preschool. “I love you,” Dimitri tells the class guinea pig. “I love you,” Dimitri tells the tree with heart-shaped leaves. So why doesn’t anyone say it back? Maybe there are ways of saying “I love you” without words.
One year after the fire that claimed her parents’ and cousin’s lives and left her severely disfigured, sixteen-year-old Ava faces the return to high school.
Three girls come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight until now.
Serena Singh is tired of everyone telling her what she should want-and she is ready to prove to her mother, her sister, and the aunties in her community that a woman does not need domestic bliss to have a happy life. Things are going according to plan for Serena. She is smart, confident, and just got a kick-ass new job at a top advertising firm in Washington, D.C. Even before her younger sister got married in a big, traditional wedding, Serena knew her own dreams did not include marriage or children. But with her mother constantly encouraging her to be more like her sister, Serena can not understand why her parents refuse to recognize that she and her sister want completely different experiences out of life. A new friendship with her co-worker Ainsley comes as a breath of fresh air, challenging Serena’s long-held beliefs about the importance of self-reliance. She has been so focused on career success that she has let all of her hobbies and close friendships fall by the wayside. As Serena reconnects with her family and friends-including her ex-boyfriend-she learns letting people in can make her happier than standing all on her own.
Two of the nation’s leading feminists and hosts of the hit podcast “Call Your Girlfriend” make the bold and compelling argument that a close friendship is the most influential and important relationship a human life can contain-helping you improve as a person and in your relationships with others.