Teen Halloween Lock-in

Halloween Lock-in 2017



Important Community Meeting!

RB Community Meeting 102517 flyer


More Hispanic Heritage Month Facts

  • 7 million
    The number of Hispanics, 25 and older, who had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2015, representing 15% of the Hispanic American population.
  • 5 million
    Number of Hispanics 25 and older with advanced degrees in 2015 (e.g., master’s, professional, doctorate).
  • 5%
    The percentage of civilian employed Hispanics or Latinos 16 and older who worked in management, business, science and arts occupations in 2015.
  • 2
    The number of Hispanic American Nobel Prize Winners. American laureates include Luis Alvarez (Physics) and Baruj Benacerraf (Physiology or Medicine).


  • Octaviano Larrazolo was the first Hispanic woman U.S. Senator


  • There’s an advantage to speaking Spanish! Researchers from the University of Vermont have found an advantage and benefit of speaking Spanish but referring to the way Spanish-speakers express themselves. According to the researchers, people who converse in Spanish are more positive and speak in a more positive manner than those who speak other languages.


  • Hispanics are more open to mobile technology. A study from PricewaterhouseCoopers has found that Hispanics are more open to mobile technology than non-Hispanics. So more than likely, you’re looking at this post through your phone!

Teen Read Week Party

Alice in wonderland


Month of October

The month of October is pretty busy! Halloween isn’t the only thing in October. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month, LGBT History month and Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month to name a few. As always, these books in the picture are only a few but we have more on our shelves here at Richard Burges.

Some quick facts about these issues:

  • 1 in 8 U.S. women, and 1 in 1000 U.S. men will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.
  • Coming Out Day  is on October 11.
  • Emotional intelligence can be learned. Through a process called “plasticity,” the brain changes as individuals practice new emotional intelligence strategies


Teen Read Week!

Join us for these fun and free activities! Call 212-3131 for more info.

Teen Read Week

Huge Book Sale

Sept. 30 book sale flyer



Too Many Books


Sea Otter Fun Facts

Average length:    Male: 4-5 feet long Female: 2-3 feet long

Average Weight:   Male: 50-100 lbs Female: 30-70 lbs

Average Lifespan: Male: 10-15 years in wild Female: 15-20 years in wild

Average hairs per square inch on a human head: 700

Average hairs per square inch on a sea otter: 170,000 to over 1 million.

Longest recorded dive: 7 min.

Deepest recorded dive: 318 ft.

Sea Otters consume from 25%-30% of their body weight in food each day.


Thanks to mountainandsea.org for the wonderful image!

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Hey! Did you know that today is the beginning of Sea Otter Awareness Week

This week we will be featuring Sea Otters because even though we are not near any oceans, sea otters are still important to the ecosystem! (Plus I absolutely LOVE otters and helping out the environment). So please keep checking in every day for more information about the awesome Sea Otter!

Sea Otter Awareness Week always falls on the last week of September. People of various backgrounds participate in various events and activities to highlight the different issues that sea otter conservation faces.

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