Friday, November 28, 2014

Make Your Season Special

As the winter season approaches, you might want  kick back with a mug of hot cocoa, a warm blankie, and a holiday-themed book.  We can't help with the cocoa, but we've got a variety of books and other materials to keep you entertained this season.  This is just a sampling:

If you'd like to revisit a classic, there's always the original Dickens' A Christmas Carol; we have a children's version too

Escape into fiction with Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher or
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham 

Fill the house with scents of the season: Celebration breads : recipes, tales, and  traditions by Betsy Oppenneer, Christmas memories with recipes, and Sweet dreams of gingerbread by Jann Johnson

Explore holiday history with 4000 years of Christmas by Earl W. Count and Christmas in Williamsburg by Taylor Biggs Lewis

Get crafty: December patterns, projects & plans by Imogene Forte, Crafts for Hanukkah by Kathy Ross, and A Yankee Christmas : recipes, crafts, and carols

We've got a variety of holiday offerings for the kids too:
The magic dreidels : a Hanukkah story by Eric A. Kimmel,
The seven days of Kwanzaa by Angela Shelf Medearis
Owl moon by Jane Yolen
Winter poems
A wind in the Willows Christmas by Kenneth Grahame
Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back : a Native American Year of Moons by Joseph Bruchac

For your listening pleasure, we have music CDs:
Joy to the world by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Songs of the seasons family & community traditions in New Hampshire, and Vivaldi, Four Seasons

If you still have a VCR:  The Muppet Christmas Carol, and the classic, It's a Wonderful Life

Stop by the library and ask us about other books and materials to keep you distracted from the cold months ahead.

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