Get Moving this Heart Health Month

Step it up this February! Check out these videos available on Hoopla that are sure to work up a sweat. Don’t forget with Hoopla you can access up to 10 e-titles including video, ebooks, and music to download with no wait.

Internationally acclaimed yoga instructor Rodney Yee guides you through four beginner yoga practices, each with a different benefit. Learn correct form, and move through a variety of simple poses and sequences that will help increase flexibility, energize the body and calm the mind.

Get intense with Biggest Loser trainer Brett Hoebel! It’s not going to be easy, but Brett brings some serious energy to get you through these intense HIIT and body-weight workouts. He offers modifications along the way, or you can add dumbbells to the workouts for extra burn!

This sizzling Latin calorie-burner will have you trimming your waistline, shedding unwanted pounds- and smiling as you do it! Dance is a celebration of life and movement, and that’s what this program is all about. From the Merengue and the Salsa step, to the Rumba and even some sexy hip rolls, you’ll be adding your own flair and spicing up your workout in no time.

Also, check these e-videos out!

President’s Day: Spotlight on Nonfiction

Happy President’s Day! To celebrate we are taking a look at books about and by Presidents and Vice Presidents. Learn more about these books highlighting time in the Oval Office.

Promise Me, Dad
by Joe Biden

A Promised Land
by Barack Obama

The Truths We Hold
by Kamala Harris
What Happened
by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Back To Work
by Bill Clinton
The Reagan Diaries
by Ronald Reagan
We Were Eight Years In Power
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The World As It Is
by Ben Rhodes
The Accidental President
by A.J. Baime
Destiny and Power
by Jon Meacham

Bag Man
by Rachel Maddow & Michel Yarvitz
President Carter
by Stuart E. Eizenstat & Madeleine Albright

Fall for a new book this Valentine’s Day

There’s no need for Cupid’s Bow. We can help you find the perfect book for Valentine’s Day! Fall for one of these funny romantic comedies right now.

The Wedding Party
by Jasmine Guillory
Red, White & Royal Blue
by Casey McQuiston
The Lucky Dog
by Julia London
The Marriage Game
by Sara Desai
You Had Me At Hola
by Alexis Daria
The Boy Toy
by Nicola Marsh
One To Watch
by Kate StayMan-London eBook
The Kiss Quotient
by Helen Hoang
This Time Next Year
by Sophie Cousens
How to Fail at Flirting
by Denise Williams
Waiting for Tom Hanks
by Kerry Winfrey
No Offense
by Meg Cabot

Perfect Books to Read for Black History Month at the Pratt

Looking for what to read next? Check out one of these books perfect for Black History Month. They are a wonderful way to celebrate Black talent and culture this February. Enjoy!


Blacktop Wasteland
by S. A. Cosby
Yellow Wife
by Sadeqa Johnson eBook|Audiobook|Book
A Spy in the Struggle
by Aya de Leon eBook|Book
If I Had Two Wings
by Randall Kenan eBook|Book
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
by Deesha Philyaw eBook|Book
Black Bottom Saints
by Alice Randall eBook|Book


My Brother, Muhammad Ali by Rahaman Ali

An African American Cookbook
by  Phoebe Bailey eBook|Book
Four Hundred Souls
by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha M. Blain eBook|Book|Audiobook
Just As I Am
by Cicely Tyson eBook|Book|Audiobook
Reading While Black
by Esau McCaulley eBook|Book
The Three Mothers
by Anna Malaika Tubbs Book

The Latest Children’s Books #atthepratt

This February check out one or two of these books perfect for your little readers! Don’t forget you can reserve books, DVDs and more for pickup using Sidewalk Service.

My Baby Loves Valentine’s Day
by Jabari Asim

Featuring rhythmic poetry from Jabari Asim and adorable art from Tara Nicole Whitaker, this picture book celebrates all the lovely things that Baby discovers about Valentine’s Day.

The ABCs of Black History
by Rio Cortez

B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture.

I Promise
by Lebron James

NBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam-dunk picture book inspired by his foundation’s I PROMISE program that motivates children everywhere to always #StriveForGreatness.

Also for Black History Month…

Red Shoes
by Karen English
Tristan Strong Destroys The World
by Kwame Mbalia eBook|Book|Audiobook
Loretta Little Looks Back by Andrea Davis Pinkney eBook|Book
The Fierce 44
by The Staff of The Undefeated
Black Heroes of the Wild West
by James Otis Smith
Bedtime Bonnet
by Nancy Redd eBook|Book