December 3rd is International Day of People with Disabilities

December celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities, a day designated by the United Nations to foster inclusive, accessible, and sustainable societies that include the 15% of the world’s population with disabilities.

Join the Contra Costa County Library for a series of author talks, events and booklists focused on the disability experience.

On Wednesday December 1, join activist and author Emily Ladau as she discusses Demystifying Disability, her book about disability and allyship.

Wednesday December 8 will feature local author Ariel Henley speaking about her new memoir, A Face for Picasso, discussing her unique experience as a disabled twin growing up in Contra Costa with a facial difference.

Children can join Miss Amy on Tuesday December 14 for an inclusive storytime. Interested in reading more about life with a disability? The Contra Costa County Library Accessibility Committee has curated reading lists of adult fiction, adult non-fiction, books for kids and tweens featuring disabled authors and protagonists.