Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Favorites

How do you spend the month of December? Does your family celebrate Christmas? Hanukkah? Kwanzaa? Winter Solstice? Do you bake special cookies or cakes that have been passed down from one generation to the next?

Here at the Pottsville Free Public Library, we have resources to help you enjoy and make the most of this most festive of months. Whether it's movies on DVD to relax with the family, cookbooks for the celebratory meals, or novels to help you escape from the rush, visit us for some holiday helpers. The titles listed below are just to give you a start!

Great books:
Christmas with Paula Deen (641.5686 D36)

Mrs. Fields Cookie Book: 100 recipes from the kitchen of Mrs. Debbie Fields (641.8654 F46m)

It's a Gingerbread House: bake it, build it, eat it! (j 641.86 W)

Celebrating Holidays Scrapbook-Style (745.593 C392)

Christmas Crafts from Around the World (j 745.59 S)

How to Spell Chanukah: 18 writers celebrate 8 nights of lights (296.435 H83)

The Stone Lamp: 8 stories of Hanukkah through history (j 811.54 H)

Seven Spools of Thread: a Kwanzaa story (jE M)

The Complete Kwanzaa: celebrating our cultural harvest (394.261 R451)

Songs of Joy and Peace (CD R MA SJP S42) -- Christmas songs plus music for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa

Wintertime: the United States Air Force Band (CD H United W U01) -- Seasonal samplings include English carols, Hanukkah songs, and Gregorian chants

The Night Before Christmas... and more Christmas stories (j DVD-118)

White Christmas (DVD-550)

The Little Drummer Boy... and 4 more holiday stories (j DVD-245)