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Books to Read for Native American Heritage Month

Looking for something new to read? November is Native American Heritage Month, and we've selected a dozen of our children's books written by Native American authors and featuring Native American characters. 

New November Reads 2021

November is known  for many things - National American  Indian Heritage Month, Election Day,  Veteran’s Day, the onset of Daylight Savings Time and, of course, Thanksgiving.  Having survived what was, for many, a challenging year, the prevailing sentiment at having reached this final fall month is simple gratitude. One of the many things for which we are continually  grateful is the appearance of new books on the shelves - in all their glorious variety.  For starters, check out the new titles below; click on the book jacket to be taken to the link.  Happy reading!

 

Teen Advisory Board

Created to provide specialized library services to students in Grades 6 through 12, the Teen Services Department at Scarsdale Public Library was established in December 2020.

Participation in the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) allows Scarsdale's teens to earn community service credit during the school year by communicating what they need and want from the Teen Services Department at their community public library. TAB is really whatever Scarsdale #TeensVolunteer to make it. The Teen Services Department asks TAB members for: 

What's your favorite karaoke song?

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the fifth installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our latest question for you is: What's your favorite karaoke song?

Here's what you wrote:

American Indian Heritage Month 2021

November is National American Indian Heritage Month, also known as Native American Heritage Month.  While the annual month-long celebration has only been in existence for 31 years, efforts to honor America’s indigenous peoples go back more than a hundred years to “American Indian Day,” which was declared a holiday by the Governor of New York State in 1916 and celebrated on the second Saturday in May.  Fast forward to 1986, when Congress declared the week of November 23-30 as “American Indian Week.” This weeklong commemoration evol

Take & Make - Wrap a Mummy

Spooky season is here! To celebrate Halloween, we've got not one but TWO Take & Make projects this month. Follow these instructions to wrap your own mummy. Or, click through to take a look at just a few of the magnificent mummy e-books you can checkout.

Teen GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)

Beginning in May 2021, Scarsdale Public Librarians Jennifer Brinley (She/her/hers; They/them/theirs) and Katie Karkheck (She/her/hers) teamed up with Greenburgh Public Librarian Emily Dowie (She/her/hers) to offer Teen GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance), a monthly series of chats hosted over Zoom to be a safe space for queer or questioning teens *and* their allies to meet and discuss young adult literature or whatever's on their minds.

The program meets during the school year. Please check this site again in Fall 2022 for updates on the meeting schedule.

 

Not-So-Scary Picture Books

Ghosts, goblins, and other frightening creatures may be out and about on TV and decorating the neighborhood, but not everything Halloween has to be scary! Take a look at some of these not-so-scary picture books to ease fears around favorite Halloween creatures. 

What's your ideal form of transport?

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the fourth installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our question for you is: What's your ideal form of transport?

Here's what you wrote:

  • teleportation (weeeeeee!)
  • motorcycle (vroom vrum)
  • Razor Scooter is my favorite.
  • Train :)
  • I would FLY!! (like me flying - no plane --> I'm the form of transportation)

Our next Post-it Prompt will be posted the week of October 18, 2021.