Tired of the news? The library can help!

As any follower of this blog is probably aware, here at the McAllen Public Library we strongly encourage civic engagement and following current events, as part our duties as responsible citizens. However, sometimes you need a break for your own mental health. If the constant stream of breaking political news alerts on your phone is … More Tired of the news? The library can help!

Information Literacy: Identifying Fake News Online

No matter what side of the political spectrum you are on, or your opinion about whether or not “fake news” influenced the results of the presidential election, the fact is that for the past several months, fake online news stories have become widespread (see here, here, here, and here to learn more).  Many, but not all, of these fake … More Information Literacy: Identifying Fake News Online

Ain’t No Party Like a… Political Party Convention?*

Unless you are living under a rock, you probably know that this week is the Republican National Convention, and next week is the Democratic National Convention. A party convention is where each state’s delegates vote among all of their party’s candidates that ran in the primary. The winner is the party’s official nominee for the … More Ain’t No Party Like a… Political Party Convention?*

Current Events Awareness

Awareness of current events, both locally and internationally, is vitally important to the well-being of society and also on an individual level, and it is part of the mission of the McAllen Public Library, and all public libraries in general, to promote awareness of current events.  The McAllen Public Library “is a dynamic civic resource … More Current Events Awareness