Celebrating Haitian Heritage Month

"May is Haitian Heritage Month. We invite you to take this opportunity to learn about Haitian culture, heritage, and resilience. Haiti, a Caribbean country just a little over 10,000 square miles in size (about the area of New Jersey), is located on the eastern side of the island known as Hispaniola. Haiti includes 11 states, each with its own cultural context, and shares Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. Almost the entire current population of Haiti is of African or African-European descent. Haiti’s official languages include Haitian Creole and French, though Spanish and many other languages co-exist within the country." Learn more: https://evidentchange.org/blog/haitian-heritage-month/

Or listen to the HAPS Podcast from the Haitian Heritage Museum.

Learn about Haitian Heritage: 

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America’s News via NewsBank 

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  

AtoZ Maps Online

A comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps.

AtoZ World Food 

Food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages.

AtoZ World Food is also the only database that covers food culture for 174 countries of the world in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.

Contemporary Musicians 

Biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel, and reggae.


On-demand streaming platform with over 30,000 indie and classic films. Users are allowed 16 tickets per month.


Supports genealogical and local history research, school homework assignments and more through historical newspapers. 

Global Road Warrior  

A comprehensive resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior consists of 174 Country Guides with 119 topics each. Research issues in international and cross-cultural studies, international business, the social sciences, women’s studies, language studies, and study abroad programs. Deep coverage of difficult-to-find country information related to culture, business, travel, and local living. 

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TRL is committed to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. TRL Celebrations recognize significant events throughout the year to promote a culture of inclusion, representation, and belonging that reflects communities we serve, and encourage connection to the richness and diversity of our communities and the world at large.