The holidays are coming, MUCH faster than I was expecting! Time does seem to move faster each year, but the temperature outside was in the 50s only a couple of weeks ago, and now I need my ice scraper in the morning.
We all know there are many, MANY holidays in December. Some of these holidays are simply days – Egg Nog Day, Chester Greenwood Day, Dewey Decimal Day, to name a few. I’m not sure about you, but these are not “gift” holidays to me. On the other hand Hanukah, Kwanzaa and Christmas are holidays that are “gift” holidays.
So, don’t forget the library in your gift search! No, I’m not asking you to give us a gift, though it is nice to be remembered. What I mean is think of us as a source for some of the folks on your shopping list!
For the second year in a row, we have calendars. These calendars contain many wonderful historic pictures of Gardiner and the surrounding communities! For ten dollars you can share memories about local places with family, or perhaps compare places you know now with what they looked like “back in the day” – whatever day that might have been.
Currently we have three titles by local authors available for purchase : Lou Lou and Pea and the mural mystery by Jill Diamond ; Destination Unknown and Along the Kennebec both by State Representative Gay Grant. Any of these would make a great gift!
Do you have anyone on your list that does not live in our service area? We would love to sell you a Gardiner Public Library non-resident subscription to use as a gift. Just think, a gift that truly will last an entire year! And for a whole family as well!
Last but by no means least, don’t forget BookIt! the library’s bookstore. BookIt! is located in Lisa’s Legit Burritos and is well stocked with great titles for you to purchase! All proceeds from BookIt! go to benefit the library. Check it out when you are on Water Street in Gardiner!
On this day in 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other.
Just because I’m a bit confurious (confused + curious) sometimes, I decided to search the library catalog using the word “holiday”. My reasons are a bit convoluted, but it boils down to – “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays”.
How about something different on the Thanksgiving table this year. The library has a wide selection of cookbooks to peruse. Try something new! It may become a new family classic.
R River’s Call
A The Amateur Marriage : A Novel
N Nora’s Ark
D Danger Box
P Parental Guidance (DVD)
A Arthur And The Invisibles (DVD)
R The Raft
E Emma’s Secret
N North River : A Novel (Book on CD)
T The Tub Grandfather
S The Simple Joys Of GrandparentingD Don’t Sing At The Table : LifeLessons From My Grandmothers
A All That’s Missing
Y Yetsa’s Sweater
In recent years Labor Day has lost some of its old, and original, meanings, but it still stands as the one day in which we celebrate an important American belief. This belief is in the importance and necessity of hard work to achieve success. Once a holiday tied to the militancy of the Labor movement, Labor Day now honors all who work.