What to Watch: New Documentaries From Best & Next

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! 

All of the Pratt Library locations are open at 25% capacity which means you can stop by a location to browse our catalog or pick up dvds, books and more using Sidewalk Service. Hope to see you soon! 

How It Feels To Be Free
by Yoruba Richen
Film
And She Could Be Next
by Marjan Safinia
Film

Minding The Gap
by Bing Liu
Film
The Mole Agent
by Maite Alberdi
Film
The Painter and The Thief
by Benjamin Ree
Film

Welcome To Chechnya
by David France
Film
Billie
by James Erskine
Film
Zappa
by Alex Winter
Film

Assassins
by Ryan White
Film
Deep In Vogue
by Amy Watson
Film
Horror Noire
by Xavier Burgin
Film
Vision Portraits
by Rodney Evans
Film

Our Favorite Reads for this Mother’s Day

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.

How To Raise A Feminist Son
by Sonora Jha
eBook
Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday
by Valerie Woerner and
Jennifer Dukes Lee
eBook
The Three Mothers
by Anna Malaika Tubbs
eBook
Girls with Bright Futures
by Tray Dobmeier and
Wendy Katzman
eBook
Leave Me
by Gayle Forman
eBook
Perfect Is Boring
by Tyra Banks and
Carolyn London
eBook
Mom & Me & Mom
by Maya Angelou
eBook
The Fourth Trimester
by Kimberly Ann Johnson
eBook
The Farm
by Joanne Ramos
eBook
Becoming
by Michelle Obama
eBook
Untamed
by Glennon Doyle
eBook
Dear Girls
by Ali Wong
eBook

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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. 

Front Desk
by Kelly Yang
eBook
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao
by Kat Zhang and
Charlene Chua
eBook
Dream Big, Little Pig!
by Kristi Yamaguchi and
Tim Bowers
eBook
Amina’s Voice
by Hena Khan
eBook
Drawn Together
by Minh Le and Dan Santat
eBook
Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth
by Debbi Michiko Florence and Elizabet Vukovic
eBook
Hello, Universe
by Erin Entrada Kelly and
Isabel Roxas
eBook
The Chaos Curse
by Sayantani DasGupta
eBook
Aru Shah and the End of Time
by Roshani Chokshi
eBook
Spirit Hunters
by Ellen Oh and
Amielynn Abellera
eBook
Stargazing
by Jen Wang
eBook
Any Day with You
by Mae Respicio
eBook

Imagination Celebration Returns to the Pratt!

Everywhere, Wonder
by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr eBook| Book

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.  

Imagination Celebration: Wonder Kits

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.

Half Day Fun: My Book of Wonder

Wednesday, May 5 at 4:00pm
Virtual event

Finding the Wonder (and Telling Your Story)

Saturday, May 8 at 11:00am
Virtual event

For more Imagination Celebration events, please visit here.