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It’s Time For Thanksgiving
Sechrist and Woolsey
1957

As we start heading into November, I thought I would share this little holiday gem that had not left the shelf in at least 20 years. It might have been longer than that, but the library automated in 1995 so what happened before is anyone’s guess.

This book is actually done by 2 youth librarians and is perfect for anyone wanting to have some themed ideas for a preschool or story time —in the 1950s. It has skits, crafts, poems, and stories that are perfect for a story time or teacher led program. I have a feeling these librarians assembled their best stuff and wrote a book for their fellow youth librarians. This was the 1950s equivalent to a Pinterest board or story time ideas blog.

I think it needs to be retired just on the fact that a few crafts depend on using hatpins.

Mary

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Christmas Ornament DIY

 

How To Make Christmas Ornaments
Hendricks
1973

Submitter: Decorate your tree 70’s style! Found this gem in the oversized book section. We especially adored the earrings and the “Christmas Tree.”

Holly: OMG, those earrings! Hiddeous. These ornaments look just like my grandma’s Christmas tree did most of my life. Grandma’s ornaments are a lovely thing to put on your tree, but if you are helping patrons look for books on to make Christmas ornaments, this book is probably not what they had in mind.

 

More DIY Christmas:

Crap for Christmas

Beautiful Holiday Ideas

Just in Time for Holiday Parties

Tis the Holiday Season

 

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Recipes and Menus for All the Holidays!

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Grunes
1984

December holiday madness is in full swing. Those of you looking to expand your repertoire of holiday themed food will probably need this book. Of course there are menus for Thanksgiving or Halloween, but I still am trying to determine what makes something a “Labor Day” meal. For the most part, these are generic recipes that just happen to be stuck under a holiday moniker.

I would like to call your attention to the delicious loaf on the cover. I first thought it was some layered cake dessert. It’s not. (I urge you to read the recipe below.) I can’t wait to hear if any of you make this dish for your next party!

Mary

 

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