New Books for Adults this Fall

From the latest thriller by the author of Big Little Lies to a pep talk from the creator of Hamilton, the Pratt has all the reads you need the fall.

New Fiction Titles

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For a complete list of new MYSTERY titles, click here

For a complete list of new SCIFI & FANTASY titles, click here

New Nonfiction Titles

For a complete list of new NONFICTION titles, click here

New eBook Titles

Honor Native American Heritage Month at the Library

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.

Maryland STEM Festival at the Pratt

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

Hamilton Branch

Monday, November 5, 3:30pm

 

STEM Cadets

Orleans St. Branch

Monday, November 5, 4pm

 

Amazon STEM Series: 3Doodler Crafts

Patterson Park Branch

Wednesday, November 7, 3pm

 

Slime Time

Washington Village Branch

Thursday, November 8, 3:30pm

 

Check out lots more STEM programming all over the Pratt branches at Maryland STEM Festival. 

 

Marathon Motivation

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.