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Happy Hanukkah

 

   

 Hanukkah begins on this Friday at sundown. If you are looking for items to read this season,  I currently have a display of Hanukkah books in the children's area.  Feel free to stop by and check out our collection.  You can also order books online and have them sent to your community library. This is a free service. 

Growing up, my family had a tradition of making gifts for one another during the holidays.  The projects that my Mom and I made together are some of my best childhood memories.  There are all kinds of art & craft books for children in the library, including those for Hanukkah.   

Family Traditions during the Holidays

Ristras

FAMILY STORYTIME CRAFT

Atascocita Branch Library MONDAY @ 7:00 PM

Ristras are an American Southwest tradition.  During the winter season, you can find ristras shaped wreaths.   Like the classic holly wreath, these are hung on your front door to welcome guest. I grew up in Colorado and have fond memories of these bright red wreaths.

Pop! Pop!

During the holiday season many families celebrate with food.  Have you ever considered the history of the food you eat,  or where it comes from?  Popcorn is one of my favorite foods.  The books below have fun fact about corn and popcorn.  For example, did you know that popcorn was discovered by the Indians? If you read, Corn is Maize: the gift of the Indians  you will learn how they cooked the popcorn. Hint: They didn't use a microwave or stove.

 

 

Bluebonnet List Announced

 2010 - 2011 Texas Bluebonnet Award Books

This weekend, the 2010 - 2011 Texas Bluebonnet Award list was announced.  I have already requested several of the items, and you can too.  Remember, if you don't know how to place a item on hold, you can ask any library staff member for help.  We will walk you through the process, or place the hold for you.  Enjoy!

Vampires, Mummies, Werewolves...Oh My!

Monstrous tales come from around the world of creatures that dwell in mysterious sites. Hidden from the light of day...until now. Below are some of the scariest monsters in history. Dare to read what most have kept unspoken.

Warning: These books are not for the faint of heart, and are not intended for young children.

 

Not for the Faint of Heart

Happy Halloween!

During October, many older children enjoy reading scary stories. I have collected a few items that I think you will enjoy. Please be aware, that these books are not for young children.

If you have a favorite scary book I would love to hear about it.  You can leave comments below, or come visit me at the library.  I love saying hi to my friends.

Unearth the Excitement of Books @ Your Library

Learning about the mighty machines can be fun for both boys and girls.

 

American pioneer, John Chapman, was better known as?

 

Hint: He is as American as apple pie.

 

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