Every month, our Reference Librarians are inspired to make creative displays based on the current season, upcoming holidays, and relevant special events. For the month of December, we are inviting you to enjoy and participate in our celebration of the winter season as we help you to prepare for the upcoming holidays.
There are several components to the Reference Department’s “Hints for the Holidays” display. Our “Seasons Readings” section includes specially chosen books that are perfect for cozy nights. Also included are seasonal cookbooks—because the holidays would not be complete without delicious homemade food. We know how meaningful it can be to share a meal with family and friends, and this is why the LPL staff has also contributed some of our favorite holiday recipes, copies of which are free for the taking. Think of them as gifts that are coming straight from our homes, from our hearts, to you and your family. Also, be sure to take a look at the beautiful snowflakes that are hanging from our ornamental tree; they were created using the 3D MakerBot. If you would like to find out how to make your own, consider visiting our Innovation Station (appointments are recommended).
Now, we all know how stressful the holidays can be. If you need help feeling less overwhelmed, you can pick up a handy “December To Do List” to organize your thoughts. For instance, my list includes watching It’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve, trying as many different flavors of hot chocolate as possible, and finding a creative way to wrap my presents this year. If you would prefer to distract yourself from the hustle and bustle, you can check out one (or more) of the holiday DVDs and CDs that have been put aside. These “seasonal sights and sounds” will hopefully keep you and your family feeling festive. If you want to keep your mental muscles from feeling drowsy as the temperature falls, pick up copies of our winter word search and crossword puzzle (they’re free!).
Remember when I told you that the holidays are not complete without delicious food? Well, I meant it. Unfortunately, there are many in our community who do not have regular access to this simple comfort. For those of you who might be interested or need information on charitable organizations, just ask one of our Reference Librarians.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Happy Reading and Happy Holidays,