When you have a chance and are walking by the Pfau Library, stop on by and view our ‘Tis the Season display of 1910 Holiday Postcards and current Holiday Library Books (which can be checked out).
Thanks to Barbara Quarton, Coordinator of Library Media Services, for this list of holiday web sites (annotated by Librarians’ Internet Index):
A database of nearly 400 Christmas cookie recipes. The site offers baking tips such as how to organize baking a large variety of cookies and how to store them, as well as links to sites that carry specialty baking supplies. Browsable and searchable.
Messiah by Handel
This site provides a digital facsimile of the complete score of a 1912 printing of Handel’s “Messiah.” Searchable. From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library at Calvin College.
Coping with Holiday Stress
Questions and answers about coping with stress and family problems during the holiday season (Halloween through Christmas). By psychologist Dorothy Cantor, a former president of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family
“The Official Kwanzaa Web Site” focuses on the philosophy of Dr. Maulana Karenga, the African-American professor who created the holiday in 1966. It describes in detail the African roots of the holiday, the seven principles, and the seven basic symbols. Includes a comprehensive guide for those celebrating Kwanzaa for the first time.
What Matters to you this Holiday Season? [EDIT: site no longer available]
This site concentrates on ways to focus on the true meaning of the holidays, providing ideas for preventing excessive consumerism, saving money, and selecting environmentally responsible holiday gifts. Includes gift ideas, holiday statistics, and ideas for planning an alternative gift fair. From the Center for the New American Dream, an organization devoted to responsible consumerism.