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Native American Heritage Month
A single twig breaks,
but the bundle of twigs is strong
.
       - Tecumseh

Native American Heritage Month in November allows us to recognize the history, contributions, and livelihood of American Indian and Alaska Native Indigenous people. DML encourages patrons learn about tribes, cultures, and traditions with its programs.

Here are just a few featured programs for November and some great reads to help you celebrate.



FEATURED EVENTS

Stephanie Van Hoose

Children's Story Hour with Stephanie Van Hoose

Tuesday, November 1, 1:30 - 3pm at
Vandalia Branch Library

Tuesday, November 1, 6:30 - 8pm at
Miamisburg Branch Library

Join Stephanie Van Hoose, Mohawk, MBQ, T-MT, an Indigenous educator & advocate, for the reading of We Are Water Protectors. Stephanie has been a cultural presenter for 27 years and community volunteer for 40 years. Children will get hands-on experience with different medicine items used today in prayer, song, dance and ceremony. Each child will learn how they can use their own medicine to help the planet, and will leave with 'Pow Wow' terminology. Participants will get the chance to learn the "gratitude song" that Stephanie sings in prayer ceremony.

Medicine Women: The Heart of Our Communities Panel Discussion

Saturday, November 5, 6 - 9pm at
Main Library, Eichelberger Forum

This evening will be dedicated to the sacredness of all women.  Enjoy a Meet and Greet with panelists and local vendors dedicated to uplifting and supporting girls and women.  Listen in on a panel of 5 Indigenous women and community allies, who are using their medicine to make a difference in the communities they serve.  Participants will be included in a gift basket raffle. Registration is required.

We Are Still Here: A conversation with Guy Jones

Thursday, November 10, 6 - 7:30pm at
Main Library, Community Room

Centering the historical and cultural storytelling of indigenous people, Guy Jones will be uplifting the modern, present-day perception and reality of Native Americans based in Dayton, OH.  Come enjoy a community dialogue and Q&A session immediately following. 



Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime: Native American Heritage Month Edition

Tuesday, November 15, 4 - 5 pm at
Burkhardt Branch Library, Community Room

Celebrate Native American Heritage month with stories by and about Native Americans. This award-winning early literacy-based program uses music, rhymes, stories, and more to stimulate the learning process for babies & toddlers.  Birth - 24 months with a caregiver. Older siblings are welcome. Masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program.  Check for updated COVID response guidelines.

Native American Heritage Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, November 16, 10 - 11am at
Miamisburg Branch Library, Star Theater

Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy, and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. For ages 3-5. This story time is a special one, themed to celebrate Native American Heritage month.

Masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program. Check for updated COVID response guidelines.

Native American REACH Fest!

Saturday, November 19, Noon - 5pm at
Main Library, Eichelberger Forum

Join us for the 1st ever REACH Fest! “R” - Representation – We will have Native American/ Indigenous music performances, dance performances, and vendor booths. We will have speakers dedicated to “E” -Education, “A "Advocacy in Water, Land and Air protection, “C” Community -Cultural /Art Creation Stations, and “H” - Healing, Health, and Human Rights.

There will also be live social media stations, food trucks and more. Come celebrate Native American Heritage Month with us! 

Toddler Time-on-the-Go with Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

The Dayton Metro Library has partnered with the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery for National Native American Heritage Month. We will have displays of Native American objects and artifacts in three branch locations: Electra C. Doren, Trotwood, and Burkhardt. These displays will feature objects from the Museum’s vast ethnographic collections, including items for the Eastern Woodlands, American Southwest, and The Plains.

Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 - 11:30 am at
West Carrollton Branch Library

Wednesday, November 2, 11 am - 12 pm at
Vandalia Branch Library

Wednesday, November 2, 11am - 12 pm at
Southeast Branch Library

Thursday, November 3, 10 am - 11 am at
Main Library

Monday, November 7, 5 pm - 6 pm at
Huber Heights Branch Library

Wednesday, November 9, 11:30am - 12:30 pm at
Miamisburg Branch Libraryy

Thursday, November 10, 10 am - 11 am at
Burkhardt Branch Library

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Artifact Display

Tuesday, November 1 - Friday, December 2 at
Electra C. Doren, Trotwood, and Burkhardt Branch Libraries

This exhibit features objects and artifacts from the Museum’s vast ethnographic collections, including items for the Eastern Woodlands, American Southwest, and The Plains.

In partnership with the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, for National Native American Heritage Month.

Thanksgiving Extravaganza

Wednesday, November 23rd – 6:30 - 8 pm
West Branch Library, Community Room

Come join the West Branch for a craft, soft music, and a feast prepared by LaQuanna Wilson. All donations and food prep will be done by her to honor her mother, Minnie Wilson's favorite holiday. Celebrate and embrace this moment of family with us.





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Boonshoft Museum Stephanie Van Hoos Sunwatch Indian Village
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