What’s Happening at Your Library

November 2023

Here is what’s happening at your library in November 2023—a round-up of recommendations, databases, holidays, and celebrations.

New Databases for November 2023

At PCL, we are always improving your user experience. We have reevaluated our Power Library databases and added some useful tools, free with your library card.

New Creativebug

Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. By signing up for Creativebug you’ll enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch our classes anytime, anywhere. Since our classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

Only Available to PCL Home Library Patrons (Parkland School District and Northwestern residents only)

Native American Heritage Month

Celebrating Tribal Sovereignty and Identity

2023’s theme is Celebrating Tribal Sovereignty and Identity. Tribal sovereignty ensures that decisions about Tribes concerning their property and citizens are made with their participation and consent. The federal trust responsibility is a legal obligation under which the United States “has charged itself with moral obligations of the highest responsibility and trust” toward Indian tribes. The Department of the Interior aims to strengthen Tribal sovereignty, live up to trust and treaty responsibilities, and conduct robust Tribal consultation.

Source: U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Affairs

Check out our booklist!

Ready or Not, Here They Are!

That’s right! Our holiday book collection is out for browsing to get you in the mood for the holiday season. The adult collection is located just outside the tech center.


Our talented staff have some great recommendations for you!

Stop by the library and browse our endcap displays. View our #shelfies #mypcl

Coping with Stress

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Beat holiday season stress for these great picks! With the holidays just around the corner, find solutions to the extra pressure you may feel.

For those seeking an active approach, RSVP for our monthly program, the Art of Mindful Breathing.

Go to our Events Calendar here.

Gentle Reads

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If your Spooky Seasoned out, take it down a few notches with our Gentle Reads booklist. We have an excellent selection of upbeat, humorous, and inspirational reads if you need an adrenaline detox.

Gentle Reads Booklist

Aviation History Month

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Celebrate Aviation History Month this November. We are acknowledging all the contributions America made to the field of aviation and its development.


Light up the night! Diwali is India’s “festival of lights.” Parkland and Northwestern residents can crank up some Akashdeep tunes free on hoopla! Check out more selections on hoopla.

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! (See “supported devices” list here). With no waiting, stream titles immediately or download them to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

PCL Garden Club: Celebrate Gardening

Monthly on the fourth Saturday | All ages & families welcome!

Saturday, October 28: In this gathering of PCL Garden Club, members collected seeds from our native plant garden. Members were instructed on how to pick responsibility and sustainably. Abundant dried plant heads were chosen, and members left some behind for the wildlife and encouraged new growth for the coming year.

Senior Book Club

2024 Reading List Senior Book Club meets at 3pm on the second Tuesday of the month at Luther Crest in Allentown. All are welcome. Non-residents may participate with their own copy of the book. Drop-in Event *The reading list is subject to change. PCL Event Calendar January When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, 2016…

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