Monday, December 4, 2006                 Issue No. 22


In this issue:
Start New Holiday Traditions!
Listen Up!
Local Happenings
Food for Fines
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Start New Holiday Traditions!

Are you in a holiday rut?

Do you have family coming over and want to do something different?

Are you a new family wanting to start your own traditions?

Discover how holidays are celebrated around the world!

Visit the Museum of Science and Industry online exhibits.  Their Holiday Traditions exhibit lists the celebrations from more than 50 countries and includes descriptions of the Chinese New Year,
             Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanza and Ramadan.

Test your knowledge of world holidays and customs at World Book's Holidays Around the World.  Includes ideas for hands-on activities for children, crafts, recipes and explanations of world holidays
            celebrated all year long.

Find out what holidays are being celebrated today and everyday on the Earth Calendar.  Search by date, country, religion, lunar phases or holiday.

Search the library's online database, CultureGrams, for photographs, recipes, holidays, customs, and more for the United States or the entire world.  Great for school assignments and travelers too!

Listen Up!

Get into the holiday spirit by listening to holiday classics at home or at work!

  • Download popular holiday titles from MyMediaMall, NetLibrary or Tumblebooks

  • Browse holiday song lyrics, vote for your favorite holiday tune, participate in an online cookie exchange or listen to holiday music online at 93.9, WLIT-FM

  • Check out some of the library staff holiday audiobook and CD favorites:

Local Happenings

Are your relatives in town?  Want to do something fun without trekking to Chicago?  Check out local area events.

Food for Fines!
December 4 through January 7


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