All Norfolk Public Libraries will be closed Wednesday, November 26 at 5 PM and all day November 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving. All locations will re-open Saturday, November 29.

American Indian Heritage Month

November 2014

National American Indian Heritage Month is celebrated every November honoring the original peoples of America and their contributions to the past, present, and future. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush approved the joint resolution extending the week-long recognition begun in 1986 to a month. Prior to that, the Boy Scouts of America honored “First Americans Day” in May in the early 1900s. President Coolidge issued a proclamation on September 28, 1915 which declared the second Saturday of each May as American Indian Day.

To celebrate, enjoy this selected list of recent books and videos plus websites about American Indian history, including the Indians of Virginia. All books and DVDs are available in the Norfolk Public Library catalog and the databases and websites may be viewed online at any of the public computer stations located in the library or from home. For more selections, see prior years’ booklists on the Library's Bibliographies webpage.

Totem Poles

American Indian Heritage Month Event

Learn the meaning of totem poles and create one to take home. (Family)

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