Book cover of An Indigenous People's History of the United States
Tuesday, November 05, 2019

November is Native American Heritage Month, and all you BiblioTechies have many choices when it comes to celebrating. We have resources and programs at our libraries, and there are also some great events happening around San Antonio! 

If you're interested in ebooks, we have some exceptional collections for you to check out. Hoopla's shelf features fiction and nonfiction picks for all ages, as does our shelf on cloudLibrary. There is also an audiobook collection from Hoopla, and a collection of books, pictures and more on BiblioBoard. You can learn all about ancient North American civilizations with The Great Courses, or learn an indigenous language (such as Potawatomi, Cherokee or Hawaiian) using Mango Languages.

If you're looking for inspiration, Libros & Libations, our 21-and-up BiblioTech book club, is reading An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States this month. You can check out either the Young People's version or the full ebook on cloudLibrary. The audiobook is available on Hoopla. Give it a read, learn something new, then come hang out with us to talk about it on November 20 at The Cherrity Bar. We don't care if you finish it--at our last book club, some of us hadn't even started the book and we had a wonderful time!

Our branch libraries will also have different programs this month that honor Native American heritage. If you haven't been to story time yet, you are missing out!

There are also lots of celebrations around town. On Saturday, the San Antonio Parks and Recreation department has a family-friendly event at the Medina River Natural Area, with the Apache Del Rio Intertribal Organization. On Sunday, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host local organizations sharing about the indigenous peoples of Texas with crafts, story telling, performances, and more during their Free Family Day.