Tomorrow is the start of Kwanzza (Dec 26th- Jan 1st) so I thought I would use this post to let you know what Kwanzza is and showcase some of the great materials the library has on this Holiday.
Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration in the United States and Western African Diaspora and in other nations of the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26th to January 1st. Kwanzaa has seven core principles or Nguzo Saba. It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67.
Kwanzaa by A. P. Porter
The children’s book of Kwanzaa: a guide to celebrating the holiday by Dolores Johnson
A plentiful harvest: creating balance and harmony through the seven living virtues by Terrie Williams
Kwanzaa by Rebecca Rissman
Christmas Eve is one of the best times to cuddle up beside the fire and read with your kids.
An Otis Christmas by Loren Long
The Christmas cat by Maryann MacDonald
Holly’s Christmas eve by Wendy Watson
Babar and the Christmas house by Laurent de Brunhoff
Sally’s Christmas play by Charles M. Schulz
Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
The nightmare before Christmas by Tim Burton
Not until Christmas, Walter! by Eileen Christelow
This year I’m going to try making some winter planter boxes to put out front of my garage. I use to make live wreaths and arrange planter boxes with my dad when I was a kid and I’m really excited to be able to do this at my house now.
The library has some great books on gardening and winter gardening in particular.
The garden in winter: plant for beauty and interest in the quiet season by Suzanne Frutig Bales
Wonders of the winter landscape: shrubs and trees to brighten the cold-weather garden by Vincent A. Simeone