by Becca, Main Library
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s an important time to learn more about the indigenous people of the United States, understand what exactly we are celebrating during this holiday (did you know some Native Americans refer to Thanksgiving as a Day of Mourning?), and challenge some of our long-held beliefs about the history of the United States.
Here are some simple ways you can celebrate Native American Heritage Month this year and learn more about the indigenous people of the United States:
Share with us in the comments what you plan to do to celebrate Native American Heritage Month this year. Did you learn anything new from the resources above?
We’d love to hear from you!
by Ben, Main Library
Salt Lake City Public Library’s HUM (Hear Utah Music) is a space celebrating Utah’s local music community. Free streaming access to a curated collection of local music is available to everyone, with downloads available to Salt Lake City Public Library cardholders. Through our frequent call for submissions, this collection will grow and change along with our music scene.
The HUM music collection is selected by a jury of local music advocates, who work to build a diverse collection representing our music community. We open up submissions twice a year to music produced in Utah within the last 5 years. This keeps HUM current.
HUM also features a local music Digital Poster Archive. This is a growing poster collection that documents local history through artists, musicians, and venues.
And don't miss HUM-TV, our first virtual concert series, which debuted in October 2020.
All of these collections allow audiences to discover local music and engage with Utah’s unique music culture.
This fall, the HUM catalog has been updated with 24 new albums from a diverse group of local artists representing all sorts of genres. Hear for yourself what makes the local music scene so exciting.
For more information about HUM and how to enjoy all of it's features, watch the video below.
by Claire, Anderson-Foothill branch
What is LET? It is the League of Extraordinary Teens.
The League meets together once a month online to advise the City Library how to serve teens like them better. No matter what library branch (or branches!) you frequent, you can apply to help make us better at serving teens like you! You also get volunteer hours, and job experience! You also get to learn a lot about how the library works!
All meetings are on the 4th Saturday of the month from 11:30-12:30. Membership is capped at 15 teens ages 11-17. Please plan to attend at least six meetings a year.
LET meetings involve helping plan library programs such as Geek Prom, 100 Books Before Graduation, Teen Squad and the LIT Loot boxes. We also like to get feedback and ideas on what the library can do for teens in these challenging times!
You can apply at: https://services.slcpl.org/let
by Christine, Chapman Branch
Announcing the Library’s next Lit Loot sign-up dates!
But first! A reminder for anyone who received a box in September, please return it as soon as you are able so that we can use them for December! Going forward, if you do not return the box you will not be eligible to receive future boxes.
For those new to Lit Loot, what is it? This is the Library’s Mystery Box for teens in grades 7-12. Each Lit Loot box comes full of treats, surprises, and a library book picked out just for you. You get to keep the treats and the surprises inside, but you must return the book and the box. Each library book is checked out on your library card. To be eligible for future Lit Loot boxes you must return your box to the circulation desk of your branch.
When do sign-ups start? You may sign up starting November 7 through November 21. Watch the Library’s social media accounts and our email newsletter for reminders of when to sign up. We have a limited number of boxes so if demand is too high we will randomly choose December’s recipients.
Where do I sign up? The teen page of the Library’s website has more information or you can click here for the Lit Loot information page. When the sign-ups begin the Lit Loot page will have a link to click on for the sign-up form. The sign-up form will ask you questions which will help us find a book that we hope you will like as well as pick out some fun treats and surprises for your box.
Blog posts are written by our Teen Librarians and, in some cases, teens like you. Visit your About page to learn more about our Teen Librarians.