Happy Thanksgiving!

The first Thanksgiving

“The first Thanksgiving.” Image. Library of Congress. Daily Life through History. ABC-CLIO, 2012.

Web. 19 Nov. 2012

In preparation for all the cooking and eating you will be doing in the next few days, why not read up a little on the history of our wonderful Thanksgiving holiday? Here are a few links to check out so you can impress everyone at the table with your knowledge 😉

First, a funny little E-Book with history tidbits, jokes and even craft activities to keep the kiddos happy while the adults recover from their turkey-induced comas: Let’s Celebrate Thanksgiving

Our online database “Daily Life Through History” has a lot of information about the history of Thanksgiving as well as Thanksgiving and the Origins of the North American Colonial Diet. “Credo Reference” has almost 1000 results for Thanksgiving too.

Are you responsible for bringing the dessert? The library can help with that too!  Come into the library and check out The Perfect Pie or Basic Baking. Have someone with diabetes in your family who also has a sweet-tooth? –  Our book 150 Best Diabetes Desserts will have lots of delicious options for your family.

For help with cooking all the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner come and check out The Minimalist Entertains or American Home Cooking. Or maybe you want to use cooking to teach your child about colonial food from the first Thanksgiving – look at the ebook Cooking Up U.S. History and make some authentic dishes to celebrate the holiday!

The library will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week for the holiday.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!


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