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.
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
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.
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.
2024 Monthly, on the third Thursday Young Critics Book Club is a monthly book discussion for ages 8-12. We will share ideas for other great reads while enjoying fun activities and snacks. Join us anyway if you did not finish the book. A parent or guardian must be present for this event. January: “Critic’s Choice.”Read…
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…
2024 Reading List PCL’s book club for adults meets to discuss our latest book pick at 7pm on the third Tuesday of the month. Join us each month for a lively book discussion. New members are welcome! Non-residents may participate with their own copy of the book. Be sure to RSVP on our events calendar.…