Looking for an inspirational story about overcoming the odds? A stranger-than-fiction tale of intrigue and deception? A profile of trailblazing characters speaking truth to power? A glimpse into a vibrant subculture? Then check out these new documentaries from our Best & Next Collection!
Happy Mother’s Day! To all of the mothers, aunts, grandmas, and mother figures out there, we wish you the happiest Mother’s Day weekend. To celebrate, here’s a look at some of our favorite books that focus on the different aspects and perspectives on motherhood.
There’s no better way to kick off May, than spotlighting some of our favorite children’s books by Asian, Asian- American, and Pacific Islander authors. Throughout Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’ll be celebrating the rich culture, history, and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Here’s a look at a few books that would be perfect for kids and preteens.
This May, join the Pratt Library in celebrating children’s creativity and imagination with exciting programs all month long. This year, we are spotlighting Everywhere, Wonder by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr. This heartfelt picture book explores the wonder in the world, while encouraging young minds to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary, and creatively share their stories with others. Check out the book from your local branch or download the eBook from the Pratt’s eLibrary!
Save the date for these fun programs!
Create your own story to share! Wonder kits are filled with activities and crafts for preschoolers that encourage creativity and imagination. Pick one up at any branch while supplies last.
Saturday, May 1 to Saturday, May 29
Meet author Matthew Swanson and illustrator Robbi Behr! Following a reading of Everywhere, Wonder and a discussion of observation and storytelling, participants will learn simple binding techniques, work together to crowd-source an illustrated book, and work independently to create their own illustrated journals.
Wednesday, May 5 at 4:00pm
Saturday, May 8 at 11:00am
For more Imagination Celebration events, please visit here.