Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with CPL in November

Join us in celebrating and uplifting Native/Indigenous voices with Chicago Public Library in November. This year, we celebrate (Re)Taking Up Space, inviting all to listen to our guest speakers talk about unceded lands, celebrate representation and inclusion in contemporary media and learn more about important issues such as the movement for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People.

Please read CPL’s Land Acknowledgement in partnership with the American Indian Center in Chicago:

The Chicago Public Library is located on the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations. Many other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox also called this area home. The region has long been a center for Indigenous people to gather, trade, and maintain kinship ties. Today, one of the largest urban American Indian communities in the United States resides in Chicago. Members of this community continue to contribute to the life of this city and to celebrate their heritage, practice traditions, and care for the land and waterways.


View all Native American Heritage Month events. Highlights include:

Adults and Teens

Kids and Families

Book Discussions

Coloring Page

Print our coloring sheet, Zangy Moles, by Chicago artist Monica Rickert.

Reading Recommendations

Native American Heritage Month Reads for Kids
Native American Heritage Month Reads for Teens
Native American Heritage Month Reads for Adults