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Turkey Time at JPL

Posted November 13, 2013 in Community Blogs, Johnston

turkey-clip-art-8Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away and here at the library we are in full-scale holiday mode. Whether you are preparing for a traditional holiday get together for the entire extended family, or a simpler affair with takeout and football, Johnston Library has everything you need to prepare your most luscious and literary Thanksgiving yet. Dig in!

Thanksgiving History
Kick off your Thanksgiving Day with a little history; the library has several great books to provide some background information on this classic American Holiday including:
Giving Thanks by Kathleen Curtin
A Great and Godly Adventure by Godfrey Hodgson

Entertain the Kids
After the parade is over keep the kids busy and content with these great Thanksgiving picture books and movies. Some of our favorites include:
‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey
Thanksgiving Magic by James Baker
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
(DVD)
One is A Feast for Mouse by Judy Cox
Balloons over Broadway
: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (DVD)
Molly’s Pilgrim
 by Barbara Cohen

Decorate the House
Make your house glow and your table shine for the special occasion with these entertaining jewels:
Set with Style: Perfect Tables from the Dining Room to the Kitchen by Caroline Clifton-Mogg
Table Inspirations: Original Ideas for Stylish Entertaining by Emily Chalmers
Napkins with a Twist: Fabulous Folds with Flair for Every Occasion  by David Stark
Katie Brown Entertains: 16 Menus, 16 Occasions, 16 Tables by Katie Brown

Delicious Eats
This will be the year your guests can’t stop raving about the Thanksgiving bounty. We’ve got it all; cookbooks with recipes from formal and traditional to unconventional and inventive, these recipe books will help you create the perfect mood with your holiday food:
Thanksgiving 101 by Rick Rodgers
Hometown Harvest by Gooseberry Patch
You’re So Invited by Cheryl Najafi
Cooking for a Crowd by Susan Wyler
Holiday Cooking Around the World by Kari Cornell
Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays by Jennifer Katzinger
Great Pies and Tarts by Carole Walter

Turkey Time Fun
After the table is cleared and the dishes put away, kick back and relax with these holiday books and movies sure to put you in a grateful state of mind:
Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich
Miracle on 34th Street (DVD)
Thanksgiving Night: A Novel by Richard Bausch
Disney’s Pocahontas (DVD)
A Quilter’s Holiday by Jennifer Chiaverini
Pieces of April
(DVD)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (DVD)
A Fatal Feast: A Murder She Wrote Mystery by Donald Bain

Make sure you save room; at Johnston Library we have all of these Thanksgiving goodies plus so much more.





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