This October, young students can learn more about science, technology, engineering, art, and math with the help of Hoopla! Check out the Virtual Zoo collection that’s full of educational fun.
Donda or Certified Lover Boy? We’re not willing to say who had the best album of 2021 so you’ll have to take a listen for yourself! Check out the latest music from chart-topping artists on Hoopla Music.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by picking up a new nonfiction book. Here’s a few selections of nonfiction, memoirs, and biographies that we think you’ll enjoy.
On screen, Danny Trejo the actor is a baddie who has been killed at least a hundred times. Off screen, he’s a hero beloved by recovery communities and obsessed fans alike. But the real Danny Trejo is much more complicated than the legend.
Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood
by Danny Trejo
In this searing memoir, Jaquira Díaz writes fiercely and eloquently of her challenging girlhood and triumphant coming of age. From her own struggles with depression and sexual assault to Puerto Rico’s history of colonialism, every page of Ordinary Girls vibrates with music and lyricism.
by Jaquira Diaz
Also, add these to your reading list:
One Book Baltimore returns this fall and the 2021 Selection, Becoming Beatriz By Tami Charles. One Book Baltimore provides opportunities for Baltimore City 7th and 8th graders, their families, and community members to connect through literature by reading the same book. The program is a partnership between the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the T. Rowe Price Foundation, Baltimore City Schools, and other community partners. WBAL-TV 11 is the media sponsor. You can get your copy of Becoming Beatriz at the Pratt Library today.
Set in New Jersey in 1984, Becoming Beatriz, follows teenager Beatriz who dreams of a life spent dancing—until tragedy on the day of her quinceañera changes everything.
Upcoming One Book Baltimore Events:
Monday, October 4 – Friday, October 29
Cherry Hill Branch
October 7 at 10am
Tuesday, October 19 at 3pm
Have you checked out the Spanish Titles for Young Readers Collection on Overdrive yet? If not, now’s the perfect time! Now, the collection is unlimited so you can check out as many Spanish-language eBooks and Read-Along titles as you want. We hope you enjoy them this Hispanic Heritage Month.