Tag Archives: Holidays

A musical conversation on St. Patrick’s Day

One of my favorite things about St. Patrick’s Day is people playing Irish music. I like Irish music both because it makes good use of the fiddle (or violin, if you prefer) and because I used to play it. A … Continue reading

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Way to give back…have some ice cream.

This story has been going around for a while, but it’s news to me. I was all set to write a list of books about gratitude and Thanksgiving and turkeys with places to go, but I can’t think of a … Continue reading

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It’s Chocolate Day–prepare for Cabbage Night!

“Do you remember what fun you had stealthily tying two cabbages to Deacon Ellis’ front door knob on cabbage night in 1867 or 1868?” 

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Happy New Year!

The New Year lives a long way off When first it gives a little cough And modestly but proudly glowing Says: “Well, I guess I must be going.” – John Ridland, “The New Year’s Journey”

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Holiday Family Fun

Holiday breaks are great for curling up with a book together. But you know what else you can do at CLP around the holidays? You can Build a gingerbread house– Saturday, December 22, 2:30 pm Build whatever you can think … Continue reading

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Paper Carnival Festival and Parade!

Come celebrate Carnaval with us!

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Fabulous Family Fun Week

What’s more fun than a barrel of elves?  Our Fabulous Family Fun Week offers a host of activities for kids and their families. Here’s what’s going on: Monday, December 26 Imagination Builders.  Lego Club. 2-4 p.m. & 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wii … Continue reading

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The Third Gift

The Christmas book display in the Children’s Department is a celebration of red and green, with cover images of reindeer, evergreens, snowmen, and Santa Claus. But one day, there in the middle of that scene of festive wintery cheer, I saw … Continue reading

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A Few Lesser Known Christmas Movies

Well, Christmas Eve is upon us. There is very little time to get a few more Christmas movies in before the joyous day itself passes. At this point, you may have already had the opportunity to take in It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas … Continue reading

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Magid Fasts for Ramadan

Many years ago, this book was on display in the Children’s Department.  A mom picked the book up, showed it to me, and thanked me for having it up on display. She told me that it meant a lot to … Continue reading

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