Do You Like Hallmark Movies?

We’ve got something else that will make your holiday season merry and bright!

Did you know there are also books BASED on your favorite Hallmark movies?

Hoopla Digital has selections from Hallmark Publishing— including some books based on movies….


Other books are brand new stories for you to dig into this holiday season….

All titles are free with your Pratt Library card.. and Hoopla has NO wait times.  You can download up to 6 books a month.

Happy Holiday Reading!



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.

Stream 30,000 Movie Titles FREE

Welcome to Kanopy! The Pratt’s new digital streaming service

Kanopy features:

  • Award-winning films
  • Documentaries
  • Film Festival Favorites
  • Indie & Classic Films
  • & so much more….

No commercials.. No Fees.

Just recently Kanopy announced it will stream A24 movies including Moonlight, Ladybird, and The Florida Project.

All you need is your Pratt Library card.

Available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku.

Learn about National Day of Mourning

The National Day of Mourning is a day of protest started by Native American activists in the 1970s to mourn, recognize, and educate the American people about the erasure of Native American history, culture, and lives that has been ongoing since Europeans settled in North America. It takes place on the same day as Thanksgiving.

To honor this day of mourning, please find resources from the Humanities department below of literature, graphic novels, plays, and poetry by and about Native Americans. Texts written by Native Americans have an asterisk next to the title. Click on the picture to check out the title.


‘Injuns!’: Native Americans In The Movies by Edward Bucombe, Alanis Obomsawin: The Vision Of A Native Filmmaker byRandolph Lewis, Wiping The War Paint Off The Lens: Native American Film And Video by Beverly R. Singer

Graphic Novels

Indeh: A Story Of The Apache Wars by Ethan Hawke

Literature and Culture


*Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction by Sean Kicummah Teuton (Cherokee), *Voice Of The Turtle: American Indian Literature by Paula Gunn Allen (Laguna Pueblo), Encyclopedia Of American Indian Literature edited by Jennifer McClinton-Temple and Alan Velie, Masterpieces Of American Indian Literature edited by Willis Goth Regier, Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual edited by David Treuer (Ojibwe), Searching For Lost City: On The Trail Of America’s Native Languages by Elizabeth Seay, *Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers On Community edited by Heid E. Erdrich (Ojibwe), Tracks That Speak: The Legacy Of Native American Words In North American Culture by Charles L. Cutler, Feathering Custer by W.S. Penn (Nez Perce), Native American Women’s Writing C.1800-1924: An Anthology by Karen L Kilcup.


*Crazy Brave: A Memoir by Joy Harjo (Muscogee), *The Woman Who Watches Over The World: A Native Memoir by Linda Hogan (Chickasaw)


*New Poets Of Native Nations edited by Heid E. Erdrich, (Ojibwe), *Combing The Snakes From His Hair: Poems by James Thomas Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk)


Dream Catchers: How Mainstream America Discovered Native Spirituality by Philip Jenkins, Gods Of War, Gods Of Peace: How The Meeting Of Native And Colonial Religions Shaped Early America by Russell Bourne


*American Gypsy : Six Native American Playsby Diane Glancey (Cherokee)


Read It Before It Hits the Big Screen

Lots of books are set to become movies over the next several months.

Get a jump start this summer by reading the books first.  Here are a few choice selections.  Click on the cover to reserve your copy at the Pratt Library today.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

The film version of this best seller follows the hilarious story as a secret multimillionaire bring his girlfriend home for the first time to visit his super wealthy family in Singapore.

The trailer is already out for this movie hitting theaters August 17.



The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Book One in a series, The Darkest Minds follows 16-year old Ruby who breaks out of a rehabilitation camp for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children.

The trailer is out for the film set to hit theaters in August.


Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Cate Blanchett is set to star in as Bernadette, a woman who hates leaving her house, and especially hates the other parents at her daughter’s school. But when one mother goes missing, she makes it her mission to find out what really happened.

Movie is due out in March of 2019.


The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

It’s the next chapter for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cyber criminals and corrupt government officials.

This thriller hits theaters in November.