Autumn is a time of great change. What was once green and productive is now wilting and dying. The long easy days of Spring and Summer are becoming short and the nights are darker, colder, and longer. Ancient cultures, without the benefit of sciences like biology and astronomy, held these changes as omens or signs to be feared. Even though we have evolved, intellectually, well beyond these fears, our traditions still hold some of the old beliefs.
Spiders, witches, ghosts, skeletons are all part of Autumn's decorating scheme to this day, because we -- as a collective -- still feel the need to honor the old traditions and beliefs -- Even if we don't believe in ghosts any more...or do we?
Horror and dark fantasy fiction remain very popular today. They allow us to explore -- safely -- these DARK PLACES and stay in touch with our ancient selves.
Don't be afraid to explore some DARK PLACES with the library's
BEYOND THE BOOK for October...
In 2006, Tarana Burke founded the me too. movement to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing. Using the idea of “empowerment through empathy,” the me too. movement was ultimately created to ensure survivors know they're not alone in their journey.
The me too. movement has built a community of survivors from all walks of life. By bringing vital conversations about sexual violence into the mainstream, we're helping to de-stigmatize survivors by highlighting the breadth and impact sexual violence has on thousands of women, and we’re helping those who need it to find entry points to healing. Ultimately, with survivors at the forefront of this movement, we're aiding the fight to end sexual violence. We want to uplift radical community healing as a social justice issue and are committed to disrupting all systems that allow sexual violence to flourish.-Provided by https://metoomvmt.org/