What’s New at the Pratt this January

New year, new books and DVDs available at the Enoch Pratt Free Library! Take a look at the latest books, eBooks, DVDs, and CDs that are available to check out and download.

Reserve these books for Sidewalk Service:

Before She Disappeared
By Lisa Gardner

The Prophets
By Robert Jones, Jr. 

Download these eBooks:

Take It Back
By Kia Abdullah
Dancing in the Mosque
By Homeira Qaderi

Brand new for kids and families:

Ten Ways to Hear Snow
By Cathy Camper
Doggie Gets Scared
By Leslie Patricelli
Heroes Wear Masks
By Lillian Jane

Reserve these DVDs for Sidewalk Service:

Listen to new music on Hoopla:

By Taylor Swift
Starting Over
By Chris Stapleton

Stream a New Doc this January

Learn something new with an intriguing documentary. Here’s a look at some of the most popular documentaries on Kanopy. Don’t forget, there’s also award-winning dramas and comedies on Kanopy, too. With 10 credits a month, go ahead and stream away!

Celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King!

Thank you, Dr. King! At the Pratt, we are celebrating the birthday of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Kanopy, take a look at some of Dr. King’s most notable speeches to celebrate his legacy. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all Pratt branches will be closed on Monday, January 18. 

Watch on Kanopy

Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A Dream 

This historical compilation features highlights of major speeches including:

  • Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. – August 28, 1963
  • Brown Chapel, Selma, Alabama – March 8, 1965
  • Final Speech, day before Dr. King`s Assassination – April 3, 1968
  • Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy – April 4, 1968
Watch the Kanopy

Martin Luther King, Jr: We Shall Overcome 

This historical compilation features highlights of major speeches including:

  • The Protests
  • The Presidents of the United States John F. Kennedy Lyndon Baines Johnson
  • The Violence vs. Non-Violence Debate
  • Racism and Injustice
  • Viet Nam
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Philosophy
Watch on Kanopy

Martin Luther King, Jr: Been To The Mountaintop

Seen and heard in this original footage are the highlights of dramatic speeches and coversations spanning 1956 to 1968, including his last address on April 3, 1968, the night before his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Alabama – November, 13 1956
  • Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize – December 11, 1964
  • Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama – March 7, 1965
  • National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. – March 31, 1968
  • Been To The Mountaintop (with script), Memphis, TN – April 3, 1968

Want to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Read these eBooks!

Becoming King
By Troy Jackson
A Knock at Midnight
By Clayborne Carson

New Year, New Fitness Goals!

Happy New Year! If you made a resolution or goal to step up your health and fitness in 2021, Hoopla has plenty of ebooks and videos to help. From clean eating cookbooks to exercise videos, there’s something for everyone. Also, you can download all of the resources with no-wait. Go ahead, start your better health journey now!

Read up on fitness:

The RBG Workout
By Bryant Johnson
The Ultimate Body Plan
By Gemma Atkinson
Shut Up And Run
By Robin Arzon
Body Love Every Day
By Kelly LeVeque
Every Body Yoga
By Jessamyn Stanley

Get moving with these videos:

Celebrating the work and life of Eric Jerome Dickey

We are saddened by the news of Eric Jerome Dickey’s passing on January 3, 2021 at age 59. The bestselling author has written many beloved classics including Milk in My Coffee, Sleeping with Strangers, and Friends and Lovers. He leaves behind a catalogue of amazing work, including over 25 novels depicting romance, erotica, and suspense from the Black perspective.

The Business of Lovers

All is fair in love and lust in this tale of two brothers, four women, and the business of desire. Through this novel, Eric Jerome Dickey paints a powerful portrait of the family we have, the families we create, and every sexy moment in between.

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Sister, Sister

Valerie, Inda, and Chiquita are three women looking for love in Los Angeles. Sexy and in-your-face, Sister, Sister depicts a modern world where women may have to alter their dreams, yet never stop embracing tomorrow.

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With Cheaters, the bestselling author rips the covers off the L.A. singles scene–exposing the lovelorn lives, and lowdown lies, of six young professionals.

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Milk In My Coffee

The New York Times bestselling book that stirred up controversy and got readers talking—and passionately debating—Eric Jerome Dickey’s bold portrait of racial identity and subtle understanding of sexual intimacy.

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Also by Eric Jerome Dickey:

Naughtier than Nice
Read the eBook
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An Accidential Affair
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