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For Graduation Day and After

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Congratulations, graduate! There is a big, scary, exciting world out there and it's yours to do whatever it is you'll do next!

Maybe you're moving to a new city—maybe you are moving back home. Maybe you are looking at several different career paths—maybe you already have a job lined up. Maybe you're just glad that school is over for good—maybe you are really thinking about going back. Chances are you'll find that the public library is a good place to spend some time until you figure things out. We have wi-fi for your laptop or tablet, lots of tables and chairs, and books (and ebooks) on our shelves that can help you determine what's next.

Famous Commencement Speeches: Now in Book Form

NPR has hand-picked over 300 of the "Best Commencement Speeches, Ever" that you can search by name, school, date or theme at apps.npr.org/commencement.

Find more addresses and who is speaking where this year at graduationwisdom.com.

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Do you have any suggestions for recent or soon-to-be graduates? Share with us in the comments.

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