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For Graduation Day and After


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

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

Find more addresses and who is speaking where this year at

How to Be a Grown Up

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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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