Happy National Native American Heritage Month

Happy National Native American Heritage Month! This is a great time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Rohrbach Library has e-books, video series, and films to help you celebrate!

Rourke’s Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Volumes 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, & 10 (E-Book) – “This ten-volume set of encyclopedias presents alphabetical entries of significant people and events in the history of Native Americans, from the arrival of Europeans in the early fifteenth century to present day.”

American Indian Medicine Ways: Spiritual Power, Prophets, and Healing (E-Book) – “This book highlights American Indian spiritual leaders, miracle healings, and ceremonies that have influenced American history and shows their continued significance.”

Indian Country Diaries 1, 2, 4, 5, & 8 (Video Series) – “Indian Country Diaries goes inside modern Native American communities to reveal a diverse people working to revitalize their culture while improving the social, physical, and spiritual health of their people.”

Circle of Stories : Native American Stories from the Four Directions (Film) – “This unique and engaging documentary explores the extraordinary diversity and profound contemporary relevance of Native American storytelling. A feast for the eyes, ears, and mind, the film presents eight varied stories from the four directions and seasons. The collection includes “How and Why” stories, teachings from Spirit mentors, lessons in traditional ways, and instructions for environmental preservation.”

Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience (Film) – “This compelling one hour documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native Americans. It dispels the myth that American Indians have disappeared from the American horizon, and reveals how they continue to persist, heal from the past, confront the challenges of today, keep their culture alive, and make significant contributions to society.”

Native-American History (Film) – “Explore the fascinating history of the Native American people. Follow their history from migration to the Americas, to the development of civilizations throughout the American continent. Discover how every part of America was flourishing long before European settlers arrived.”

Visit https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/ to learn even more!

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated September 15 to October 15th to honor the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Rohrbach Library has e-books, video series, and films to help you celebrate!

From Inclusion to Influence: Latino Representation in Congress and Latino Political Incorporation in America (E-Book)

The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America (E-Book)

Notable Latino Writers (E-Book) – “Biographical essays on 120 authors who are US residents of Latin descent or Latin American authors.”

Notable Latino Americans: A Biographical Dictionary (E-Book)

Latino Americans: the 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation (Film) – “Survey the history and people from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848.”

American Masters. Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey (Film) – “The American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES series join forces for the first time to explore the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero (September 5, 1917 – September 13, 2012), a Mexican American, born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who had an extraordinary international photography career.”

The Latino List. Volume 1 (Film) – “HBO presents a unique glimpse into the vibrant and burgeoning culture of Hispanic America through a series of highly personal video portraits of Latinos who have richly contributed to the fabric of contemporary society. Funny, poignant and irreverent, The Latino List illuminates the Latino experience today, at a time when the Latino population in the US is booming. The Latino List: Volume 1 spotlights a diverse range of notables from music, science, journalism, theater, politics, business, and government. In intimate interviews with NPR correspondent Maria Hinojosa, these prominent Hispanic Americans discuss such subjects as the childhood inspirations that fueled their ambitions, how they achieved success, the evolving American cultural landscape they helped mold, the importance of preserving a distinct cultural identity for future generations to embrace, and the challenges of discrimination. The subjects share stories of growing up Latino in America, how their backgrounds shaped their philosophies and their feelings on a society where new opportunities abound, but challenges still exist. Hailing from a variety of backgrounds, including Cuban, Colombian, Honduran, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and more, each interviewee has a unique perspective on his or her American success story.”

The Latino List. Volume 2 (Film) – “The Latino List: Volume 2 features interviews with an extraordinary cross-section of Hispanic Americans who represent a variety of professions, disciplines, and backgrounds, each speaking to the unique struggles and triumphs he or she has faced. The film consists of intimate first-person vignettes, with each subject speaking simply and directly into the camera about a number of topics–from the hot-button issue of immigration to childhood inspirations that fueled their ambitions, to the evolving American cultural landscape they helped mold, to the importance of preserving a distinct cultural identity for future generations. Volume 2 features activist Dolores Huerta, journalist Soledad O’Brian, NY Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, model and humanitarian Christy Turlington, actors George Lopez and Judy Reyese, former Telemundo president of entertainment Nely Galan, Univision network president Cesar Conde, and political figures like Raul Yzaguirre, the US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. From sharing stories from their childhoods to talking about life-changing moments in their professional and personal lives, each of these individuals shares what it means to be Latino in America.”

Hispanic Americans Second Generation (Film) – “Hosted by actor Jimmy Smits, this program examines how second-generation Hispanics are adapting to American society, and how they are maintaining their Latino roots while assimilating into the American cultural mainstream. A variety of famous and everyday Hispanic Americans are interviewed, including pop film director Richard Rodriquez. Hispanics from doctors and police officers to comedians, fashion designers, and rock stars discuss the continuing role of family, and the ongoing battles with ethnic stereotyping.”


The end of this semester may look different but your accomplishments deserve to be celebrated! Congratulations on this semester – you earned it! To those graduating – we wish you the best on your next adventure!


Rohrbach Library Resources – References & Encyclopedia

Did you know Rohrbach offers access to reference databases and encyclopedias online? Check them out and start your search on our website! Don’t forget our librarians are available to help – just send them a message on Rohrbach’s chat services!



Rohrbach Library Resources – Newspapers

Enjoy reading the newspaper? Or just looking for a news article? Rohrbach offers online access to many different newspapers and news databases including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post! Check out the link below to start searching. Don’t forget our librarians are available to help – just send them a message on Rohrbach’s chat services!



National Library Week!

Happy National Library Week! We might not get to celebrate in person but you can still find your place at the library by finding the library at your place! Rohrbach has expanded our digital content for you. And we can provide services virtually! Check out Rohrbach’s free resources on our website:



Rohrbach Library Resources – Journal Databases

Looking for articles? Rohrbach offers you access to many different databases to find just what you’re looking for! Our most popular databases can be found in the link below.
Don’t forget our librarians are available to help – just send them a message on Rohrbach’s chat services!



Education Resource LibGuide

Education majors! We have a resource guide for you! Visit the link for lesson planning, sites for student learning and much more – https://library.kutztown.edu/c.php?g=1015469&p=7355052

Rohrbach Library Resources – Video Streaming

Rohrbach offers video streaming through several different databases. Use the link below to start searching! Don’t forget our librarians are available to help – just send them a message on Rohrbach’s chat services!



Rohrbach Library Resources – Ebooks

Rohrbach has several different resources to offer you remotely this semester – including reference help through our chat! Check out of our E-book collections in the Rohrbach’s catalog, EBSCO, JSTOR, ProQuest, Sage Knowledge, and Wiley Online databases to access books online. See the links for more information!




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