November is Native American Heritage Month! We have reading recommendations, events, and digital resources that can help you celebrate Native American heritage this month and year round.
Displays & Recommended Reading
Come to the library and peruse our displays for all ages for Native American Heritage Month. Our librarians have also curated lists of titles for adults, children & families, and teens that you can view through our online catalog.
Vibrant, Resilient, Still Here: Contemporary Native Americans in Illinois
Monday, November 14: 7-8 pm
Menominee Indian Tribe member Pamala Silas explores public perceptions and misconceptions, demographic data, and issues prioritized by the community, and opportunities to engage. Signup required.
Watch event recording
Book Discussion: Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Thursday, November 17: 7:30-8:30 pm
Genre: Science Fiction, Apocalyptic. Participants can grab a copy of the book at the Adult Reference Desk or check out a copy through Libby/Overdrive and Hoopla.
Firekeeper’s Daughter Book Discussion
Saturday, November 19: 2-3 pm
Grades 9-12: Come ready to discuss the highly-acclaimed novel by Angeline Boulley, Firekeeper’s Daughter. Signup required.
eBooks & More: Hoopla offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and movies for all ages that center Native American voices and experiences.
Film: Cinematic representations of Native Americans have historically been problematic as they are not true representations of the cultures and communities. To provide a broader perspective, Kanopy has curated this collection, kanopy.com/category/67095, for Native American Heritage Month.