Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

Sure… spring feels a long way away. But you can get ready for garden season by taking a look at these books from the Pratt.  Happy gardening!

The Flower-Powered Garden by Andy Vernon

The Flower-Powered Garden urges home gardeners to embrace one of the most joyful and important parts of the garden—color! Andy Vernon, a self-professed flower fanatic, highlights perennials and annuals that pack a punch, and shares 15 color combinations that can be used in containers and gardens.

 

Garden Under Lights by Leslie F. Halleck

Gardening Under Lights is a highly-detailed guide for anyone who wants to successfully garden indoors any time of the year. You’ll learn the basics of photosynthesis, the science of light, how to accurately measure how much light a plant needs.

 

 

DIY Hydroponic Gardens by Tyler Baras

An expert in hydroponics, Baras has developed many unique and easy-to-build systems for growing entirely in water. In DIY Hydroponic Gardens, he shows with step-by-step photos precisely how to create these systems and how to plant and maintain them.

Expand your Education for free

Looking to expand your education without paying a dime? All you need is your Pratt Library card.

Our new streaming service Kanopy offer The Great Courses, a series of educational videos about all kinds of subjects including:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Fine arts and Music
  • Ancient, Medieval, and Modern history
  • Literature and English language
  • Philosophy and Intellectual history
  • Professional development and Better living.

More than 3,400 FREE videos are available.

Also available for FREE with your Pratt card are Gale Courses.  Gale provides easy access to lifelong learning opportunities including professional development, technology and personal enrichment courses, computer and technology courses that suit skill levels from beginner to advanced.

Some of the most popular classes include:

  • Intro to Microsoft Excel
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • A to Z Grant Writing
  • Medical Terminology

Your free access to unlimited education is available with your Pratt Library card.

 

Binge Watch over Break (for free)

Looking for something to binge watch over holiday break?

Here are some of the most downloaded items from Hoopla Digital of 2018.

If you like a good Mystery

Keeping Faith

Award-winning actress Eve Myles  stars in this BBC thriller as Faith Howells, a fun-loving lawyer with a happy marriage and three children, enjoying an extended maternity leave from the law firm she founded with her husband, Evan. Then one day, Evan leaves for work but never arrives.

For the Kids

Paw Patrol

PAW Patrol is a CG action-adventure preschool series starring a pack of six heroic puppies led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old boy named Ryder.

 

If You’re Working on Yourself

The Great Courses: Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence

In Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Jason Satterfield teaches how to identify, monitor, and regulate your own emotions – instead of letting your emotions run the show – and how to manage emotions in others. With the skills you learn from this exciting interactive course, you will be able to improve your emotional intelligence (EQ) now and throughout your life.

For those into History

The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. Vietnam is divided in two. Communists in the North aim to reunify the country, while America supports Diem’s untested regime in the South.

For those that Need a (not appropriate for all ages) Laugh

Chapelle’s Show: Season 1

Dave Chappelle’s singular point of view is unleashed through a combination of laidback stand-up and street-smart sketches. This iconic series broke ground while also being the funniest show on television.

 

 

For the Bakers… or if you like watching other people Bake

The Great British Baking Show

The Great British Baking Show is the ultimate baking battle in which passionate amateur bakers compete with the goal to be named the UK’s best. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds.

 

 

Hoopla is available for free with your Pratt Library card.  Download 6 items every month.

 

Survive the Trip to Grandma’s House

Welcome to Kanopy for Kids!

Stream movies or TV shows right on your mobile device FOR FREE to help entertain your little ones in holiday traffic.  Click the movie poster to download your free stream today.

Movies for Young Kids

Movies for Older Kids

Check out these movies as well as kids TV shows and more with Kanopy. All you need is a Pratt Library card.