ICfL staff members have had their eyes out for relevant stories, tools, and tricks so you don’t have to. Topics and resources for this month include October and November celebrations, health issues for adults, programming ideas, and lifelong learning sources. We hope you find these resources useful and inspiring. Enjoy!



Editor’s note: In response to some good feedback, future calendar items will focus on events at least one month out. This is to give you more time to plan events and displays. Keep those ideas and suggestions coming!

October is Family History Month and can act as a great lead up to gatherings during the winter holidays. The family storytelling that accompanies the Holidays is also a great way of inspiring materials for family reunion planning. This could also make a great program at your library.

October 4-8 is Digital Inclusion Week, an annual campaign that recognizes local digital inclusion organizations and special events that promote digital equity across the country

October 25-29 is Media Literacy Week, bringing attention to media literacy education by bringing together hundreds of partners for events and activities around the country

November is Native American Heritage Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month and a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.

Sunday, November 7: Time to fall back. Daylight-Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m. Turn clocks back one hour.

Thursday, November 25: Thanksgiving Day and the Library of Congress has a series of historical images that can be used with Analysis Tool and Guides to investigate the history of Thanksgiving Day celebrations. Learning for Justice has activities your library can use to responsibly discuss and celebrate the holiday.