November is National Native American Heritage Month
The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.
On November 5, the Roland Park branch will host Women on the Go: A Celebration of Intrepid Women at 6:30pm. Featuring Sacagawea, enjoy a slide-illustrated talk about women travelers, explorers and pioneers, past and contemporary, from around the world.
On November 8, the Waverly Branch will host Maryland Cooking: Historic Cookbooks of the Old Line State at 6pm. Learn about the influence of multiple cultures on Maryland cuisine, including Native American influence and recipes with corn and pokeweed.
On November 15, the Forest Park branch will host a Family Storytime called Indigenous Voices at 5pm. Enjoy a special Native American storytime with stories and songs from different tribal traditions in North America.
On December 1, the Herring Run branch will host a Genealogy Circle Meeting. Learn how to find out more about your heritage.
Check back later this month for more library resources, recommended reading, and a look inside Native American materials in Special Collections.
After the ghosts and goblins disappear… it’s time to dive into some Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Last year, Amazon donated STEM tools to both our Patterson Park and Forest Park branches. These students got a first chance to check out the fun.
Now, students across the Pratt system take part in fun programming as part of the Maryland STEM Festival (Oct 26-Nov 11)
Here’s just a taste of a few programs happening at the Pratt:
STEM Festival: Engineering Challenge
Pennsylvania Ave Branch
Thursday, November 1, 3:30pm
Chemistry is Out of this World
Roland Park Branch
Saturday, November 3, 2pm
Build It: Cardboard Edition
Monday, November 5, 3:30pm
Orleans St. Branch
Monday, November 5, 4pm
Amazon STEM Series: 3Doodler Crafts
Patterson Park Branch
Wednesday, November 7, 3pm
Washington Village Branch
Thursday, November 8, 3:30pm