Road to Reopening - Access to Library buildings is reduced to limit the spread of COVID-19. Some locations are offering limited services including in-building services up to 5 days per week, and many are accepting returns daily. Find currently available Library services at www.spl.org/RoadToReopening.
Material Quarantine - To ensure the safety of patrons and
staff, all returned items will be quarantined – and will remain on your account
– for a minimum of 24 hours before being checked in.
"Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, profoundly isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of an eighteenth-century Eastern European enclave, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a rabbinical dynastic family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. But Stein felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. Without access to TV or the internet, and never taught English, she suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood into mainstream femininity--a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, and her way of life"--