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.
The Baltimore Running Festival is right around the corner
Do you need some motivation to get you across the finish line? Check out some of these inspirational running stories. Click the cover to reserve your copy at the Pratt Library now!
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
This 2009 bestseller details the hidden tribe of superathletes, Tarahumara Native Mexican tribe. McDougall takes a deep dive into the mechanics of endurance running.
Learn more by checking out McDougall’s Ted Talk.
When I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
While training for the New York City Marathon, Haruki Murakami decided to keep a journal of his progress. The result is a memoir about his intertwined obsessions with running and writing.
Once A Runner by John L. Parker Jr.
First released in 1978, and recently re-released, Parker details the hard work and dedication that goes into being an elite runner.
Running Like A Girl: Notes on Learning to Run by Alexandra Heminsley
This inspiring, funny memoir follows Heminsley’s journey as she transforms her live by learning to run. From stories of defeat, to victory, even details of choosing the right shoes, it is the Bridget Jones Diary of running.