thanksgiving

A Holiday for Feasting

thanksgiving feastLast night, I finally had a chance to watch Chef, a movie I had missed in theaters this past summer despite my best intentions otherwise. In this movie, Jon Favreau plays a chef who, after receiving a scathing review from a powerful food blogger, opens a food truck and drives it across the country, stopping in food-famous cities along the way. A thoughtful, well-acted film about reigniting creative passions and rekindling family relationships, Chef also offers countless scenes filled with mouth-watering regional foods.

With Thanksgiving in less than a week, movies about food feel particularly appropriate. Although the holiday is ostensibly about spending time with loved ones and giving thanks for what we have, no Thanksgiving celebration is complete without a proper feast. Whether the feast includes traditional Thanksgiving dishes or more exotic fare, the food is what brings families and friends together in celebration.

Book Hunters in Brief #49: Feasts!

Don't get us wrong, Book Hunters believe in the importance...nay, the sanctity of tradition, but if you backed us into a corner we would reluctantly admit that, after so many years, some of the luster has worn off Aunt Freda's green bean casserole. So this year, we're going to shake things up a bit. If you are of like mind, Book Hunters recommend any one of these festive cookbooks.

Traveling Somewhere for Thanksgiving?

ThanksgivingHere are some audiobooks to set the mood:

Fall into These Audios

With the fall season in full swing, it’s time to get in the mood for one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. But before the big dinner and catching up with family and friends, I know many of you will be in the same boat as I am – spending a lot of time traveling or running countless errands in order to get ready for the big day.

No matter what your holiday plans are, a cozy audio will keep you feeling warm inside and out as you pass the time. The audios below are only a small sampling of the selection HCPL has to offer in cozy mysteries and fall-themed fiction. What is your favorite thing to listen to when fall comes around? 

Happy Thanksgiving from us

To all of you, from all of us, Happy Thanksgiving. Although this year continues to be difficult for many, the joy and gratitude you have extended to us has been heartwarming. It's always a pleasure to serve you, and when we can also lighten your load a little, it's extra special. 

We've created a Thanksgiving tree on our Round Wall and many of our customers have expressed their thankfulness for their lives and loved ones in the form of messages on leaves. Every day the tree grows and fills out and embroiders our lobby with color . May your Thanksgiving weekend be similarly rich and joyful.            

Gather 'Round the Table

It’s that time of year again.  For many of us, Thanksgiving is the real start to the holiday season.  We get together with family and friends and have a big dinner.  We talk and visit and catch up on everyone's news.  We probably watch some football or the parade or a favorite movie.  And in the midst of all the festivities, we remember how fortunate we are.

Share in the Delight of an American Tradition

 

During storytime this morning, several young friends informed me that they would be celebrating Thanksgiving this week.  I asked them what their plans were, and they quickly noted that they were going to watch "the parade!"

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