November is a big month for libraries, and if we work together it can be a more than a countdown to Thanksgiving. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and Native American Heritage Month.
The library will sponsor a Kick-off party for anyone interested in writing a novel during November on Thursday, November 5th after school. We’ll have games, a few prizes and comradery. Creative writing can be a powerful force for expression and maintaining mental health in the face of stress.
Visit www.nanowrimo.org for more information.
Native American History can often be overlooked in the broader understanding of our country’s history, but November offers an opportunity for us to shine a light on these cultures. Here are a few resources to help you as you plan this month.
A Cheyenne Odyssey (Interactive Site) - http://www.mission-us.org/pages/landing-mission-3
Treaties with the Native American Indian Nations (Online Exhibition)- http://www.nmai.si.edu/static/nationtonation/
DocsTeach: Native Americans in the National Archives - http://docsteach.org/home/native-americans
Poverty Point: Preservation of a Prehistoric World Heritage Site - http://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation/featured-project/poverty-point-preservation-prehistoric-world-heritage-site