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  • Christmas with Norman Rockwell

    For a holiday treat, check out Deck the Halls , which pairs the words of the familiar "yuletide carol" with paintings by Norman Rockwell. Thumb through this book for a short introduction to Rockwell's art and a perspective on Christmas that is by turns joyful and humorous, nostalgic and...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by mrsweasley@evpl on 12-12-2008
  • Keep Holiday Spirits Up with Christmas Novelty Songs

    We at Popular Materials Center were recently asked to find the song "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth". We found it by Spike Jones and his City Slickers on The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD of All Time by Dr. Demento. Christmas novelty songs have a special place in the grand scheme...
    Posted to Music Blog (Weblog) by on 12-11-2008
  • Kids, we'll get your letters to the North Pole!

    The EVPL has once again partnered with Santa to present this year's Letters to Santa program . Kids can write their letter to Santa & submit it online, and they'll receive a personalized response back from Santa by email! ( Click here to view an actual response a child received!) Kids, visit...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 12-09-2008
  • The Christmas tree dilemma: real or fake?

    An environmental blog, Sustainablog, recently weighed in on the real-or-fake Christmas tree question , and their answer might surprise you. They believe it's more environmentally friendly to use a live tree every year, as long as you recyle it after Christmas, and particularly if you buy a locally...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 12-08-2008
  • 'Tis the Season to Curl Up With a Good Book

    Most years I try to pick out and read at least one Christmas novel during the holidays. I thought I would share some of the titles I've enjoyed in years past. Some of the novels I've read are fairly traditional. I've never been a fan of Charles Dickens, but A Christmas Carol really is worth...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 12-01-2008
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