April Celebrates National Arab American Heritage Month

| By Carol Brennan | April is National Arab American Heritage Month, an opportunity to honor the contributions of a diverse and especially resilient class of American immigrants and their descendants. Each month, Gale In Context: Biography is refreshed with new names from the fields of entertainment, science, politics, sports, the arts, and social activism. … Read more

Head Outside for Improved Mental Health

| By Gale Staff | Millions of Americans struggle with their mental health, though many forgo treatment due to cost, stigma, and accessibility issues. For this reason, free community wellness resources—such as those often available through a public library—play a critical role in mental health information and outreach. Readily available information and low-cost or free … Read more

Empower Students in Digital Currency Banking

| By Gale Staff | Educators’ focus on teaching students about money once consisted of straightforward lessons about calculating interest rates, creating a savings account, and basic budgeting. Now, with the ever-increasing talk about digital currencies gaining traction across YouTube and TikTok, teaching financial literacy has shifted to include concepts like Bitcoin and blockchain. While … Read more

Teaching STEM Topics that Spark Student Interest

| By Gale Staff | Since the start of the twenty-first century, new initiatives in American education have stressed the importance of teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to help prepare students for jobs when they enter the workforce. Although readying students for future careers is an important goal of STEM, teachers may want … Read more

Promote Acceptance for Autistic Pride Day

| By Gale Staff | June 18 is Autistic Pride Day, a celebration of self-advocacy organized by the autism community to “promote inclusion, understanding, and neurodiversity . . . on [a] journey towards a more inclusive world for Autistic people.” The holiday was spearheaded in 2005 by Aspies for Freedom after members of the group … Read more