November is Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month, also known as National Native American Heritage Month or American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, and the Evanston Public Library is celebrating the cultural contributions of native writers and filmmakers all month long.
Join us for programs that center the voices and experiences of Indigenous people.
- On Sunday, Nov. 5, the First Nations Film Festival advocates and celebrates the works of Native American filmmakers from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Robert Crown Community Center. All films screened are directed by Indigenous/Native American filmmakers of the United States, Canada, Central and South America and Mexico.
- Our book groups this month feature books by Native authors or center Native stories:
- VenCo, by Cherie Dimaline (Métis). SciFi & Fantasy Book Group. Wednesday, November 01, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Virtual. Register.
- The Round House, by Louise Erdrich (Chippewa). On the Case Mystery Book Group. Thursday, November 09, 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Main Library. Register.
- The Seed Keeper, by Diane Wilson (Dakota). Wider Net Book Group. Monday, November 20, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Virtual. Register.
- Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s, by Tiffany Midge (Sioux). Better Off Read Book Group. Monday, November 27, 6:30pm – 7:45pm. Main Library. Register.
- Killers of the Flower Moon: An American Crime and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann. Virtual True Crime Book Group. Tuesday, November 28, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Virtual. Register.
- Kids and families can drop into the Main Library anytime in November for our Council of the Three Fires Craft honoring the Potawatomi, Odawa (Ottawa) and Ojibwe Tribes, also known as the Niswi-mishkodewinan, or Council of the Three Fires. The take-home kit features language from the Evanston Public Library’s land acknowledgement. Available while supplies last.