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Public Libraries: More Than Just a Book Lending Service

Do you know that there are around 17,000 public libraries in the US? In fact, there are more public libraries than McDonald’s restaurants here in North America. I have long heard how Americans adore their public libraries. After I migrated to the Bay Area, I knew I had to pay a visit to the local library.

Public Libraries

International Rescue Committee & Life in the Bay, making a difference together!

The IRC offices in Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento and Turlock (Northern California) offer many opportunities to assist with refugee resettlement. Whether you have time to act as a professional mentor, or even just help with a trip to the grocery store. You can make a difference.

Giving at Christmas: The Real Festive Gift

The festive season is well and truly upon us in the Bay Area, bursting through our front door without much warning just as Thanksgiving was packing its bags. A time traditionally devoted to peace, giving, generosity, family, and community, for many of us it’s a season more accustomed to baking, buying, wrapping and sending.

The Beautiful Game: Organized Fun v.s. Organized Chaos

I started writing this article during the Olympic games in Rio, after Portugal won Euro 2016 and my national team lost the Copa America final in New York. The Copa America, outside of Europe, is perhaps the second most important soccer event after the World Cup, and the fact that it was played on US soil for the first time to celebrate the centenary of the tournament made me think about how differently we experience these sports in California. Organized fun The first thing to note when you attend an event in the US, not just a sporting event, is […]