New Arrivals · Holiday Materials

March 5, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Earth Day and the environmental movement : standing up for Earth

March 4, 2020
Peterson, Christy, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2020]
120 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Enough is enough -- Senator Nelson's big idea -- Twenty million strong -- A framework for progress -- Gone green -- A changing climate -- A new resolve.
"A historical look at the launch of Earth Day and a look at the global environmental movement that has sprung from it"-- Provided by publisher.

Veterans Day memorial service at the Mohawk Honor Roll.

January 3, 2020
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Mohawk Memorial Foundation
volumes : portraits ; 22 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection (2019) has original white printed wrappers.
Program for the annual Veterans Day Memorial Service held at the Mohawk Honor Roll. The Mohawk Honor Roll contains the names of 607 young men and women from the former Mohawk neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio who served in World War II. In the 1940s the Mohawk neighborhood was a small community tucked between Central Parkway and Ravine Street. Mohawk is no longer a Cincinnati neighborhood at least by official city definitions. The area is now considered to be part of the Clifton Heights neighborhood. The Mohawk Honor Roll was originally dedicated in 1945 but over the years it lost its luster, victim to vandals, damage and copper thefts. The monument was rebuilt and rededicated on November 11, 2011. The monument is located at the corner of Ravine and McMicken.

Christmas is coming! : celebrate the holiday with art, stories, poems, songs, and recipes.

December 23, 2019
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
The first Christmas -- Stories and tales -- Songs -- Poems -- Recipes.
"It's the most wonderful time of the year, and this richly illustrated treasury celebrates everything there is to love about the holiday season! It's filled with favorite Christmas stories and songs as well as original poems from Lee Bennett Hopkins, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others; original recipes from Erin Gleeson, Yvette van Boven, and Yotam Ottolenghi; and other holiday trappings. All the artwork is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, ranging from religious paintings depicting the Nativity, to twentieth-century illustrations showing Santa Claus, to wintry scenes of snowy landscapes and ice skaters. With beautiful art and joyful text, this is a wonderful book for the entire family to share"-- Provided by publisher.

Kwanzaa : from holiday to everyday : a complete guide for making Kwanzaa a part of your life

December 17, 2019
Angaza, Maitefa, author.
New York : Dafina Books, 2019.
xv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Birth of a giant -- The seven principles of Kwanzaa -- Preparing an authentic celebration -- The Kwanzaa ceremony -- A festive Kwanzaa karamu -- Recipes for the feast -- Kwanzaa songs carry the message -- Living and working Kwanzaa all year -- Kwanzaa resources.
A guide to how Kwanzaa, a winter celebration of family, friends, and the African American community, can be part of life all year round provides information on the seven principles and offers ideas for planning Kwanzaa gatherings.

Ideals Christmas

December 2, 2019
Nashville, Tennessee : Ideals, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
"A special commemorative collection, including new and classic selections" --title page.

Santa Claus confidental : 150 laugh-out-loud stories from a professional Kris Kringle

December 2, 2019
Neary, Kevin F., author.
115 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
What can Santa Get you for Christmas? -- Dear Santa: Letters and artwork for Santa -- Don't forget the milk and cookies! -- Everything you wanted to know about Santa but were afraid to ask -- I couldn't make this stuff up -- Final memorable encounters with Santa.
"For the past tewnty-five years, Kevin Neary has lived a double life. He even went as far as wearing a disguise and altering his appearance. Yes, it is true that during this time, he played the role of Santa Claus for a local department store. In Santa Claus confidential, Neary describes his experiences working as Santa and the interaction with the clever children he encountered."--back cover.

Chicken soup for the soul : it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas : 101 tales of holiday love & wonder

October 22, 2019
ix, 353 pages ; 22 cm
Get into the holiday spirit with these magical stories of family and friends... giving and sharing... joy and blessings! Prepare to be inspired by these tales of giving, gratitude, and kindness. You'll also pick up some creative ways to make your own holidays even more special, with new plans for family fun, gift ideas, and recipes. These 101 real-life personal stories are filled with the cheer of the season. They'll leave you smiling and eager to share the holidays, from Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Christmas and New Year's. We didn't forget the kids either. The stories in this collection are "Santa safe," meaning that they keep the magic alive even for precocious readers. And your purchase will support Toys for Tots as well, creating miracles for children all over the U.S.

Around the year with the von Trapp family

November 30, 2018
Trapp, Maria Augusta, author.
Manchester, NH : Sophia Institute Press, [2018]
xxi, 227 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 24 cm
Includes recipes.
"Around the Year with the von Trapp Family was originally published by Pantheon Books, New York, in 1955."
Celebrating with the family in heaven: Advent ; Christmas ; Carnival ; Lent ; Passiontide ; Paschaltide ; The green meadow ; The land without a Sunday -- Celebrating with the family on Earth: As the evenings grow longer ; Our life-a feast.

An almost perfect Christmas

November 21, 2018
Stibbe, Nina, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
176 pages ; 19 cm
Turkey and me -- Swim to Santa Claus : a story -- How to win the battle of Christmas as a guest--or as a host -- Going home for Christmas -- Christmas shopping -- "Merry Xmas everybody" -- A present for teacher : a story -- The Christmas tree -- The Christmas lunch : a story -- Flaming pudding -- Timothy the Christmas turkey : a story -- Christmas correspondence -- An almost comprehensive glossary of Christmas.
"My mother is not a foodie. But for as long as I can remember, once a year, she becomes possessed of a profound and desperate need to serve up a perfect roast turkey. Faced with a walk into the village though, she might think 'oh, f*** it' and decide to get a frozen one from Bejams on the 23rd and leave it to defrost in the downstairs toilet for not quite 48 hours." From perennially dry turkeys to Christmas pudding fires, from the round robin code of conduct to the risks and rewards of re-gifting, An Almost Perfect Christmas is an ode to the joy and insanity of the most wonderful time of the year.

Llewellyn's little book of Halloween

October 19, 2018
Mueller, Mickie, 1965- author.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Llewellyn Publications, [2018]
xii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Halloween throughout history -- Creating a haunting atmosphere -- Celebrate with tricks and treats -- Folklore traditions, customs, and spells -- Halloween divination and spirit communication.

Chicken soup for the soul : the wonder of Christmas : 101 stories about the joy of the season

October 11, 2018
ix, 337 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Reminisce Christmas.

March 28, 2018
Greendale, WI : Reiman Media, [2010]
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
The stories and photos in this book were shared by Reminisce readers and are sure to touch the heart.

Holiday memories

March 28, 2018
Milwaukee, WI : RDA Enthusiast Brands, LLC, [2014]
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
At head of title: Reminisce.
"Rekindle the joys of Christmas past"--Cover.
Who doesn't remember the magic of Christmas growing up? The perfect evergreen twinkling with lights...wide-eyed children waking up tp see what treasures Santa brought down the chiminey...the sweet aroma of cookies wafting from the oven. These familiar images evoke joyous memories of the most anticipated time of the year.

Christmas : a biography

November 16, 2017
Flanders, Judith, author.
vii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
January -- Feast of the circumcision or Holy Name of Jesus -- Twelfth Night -- Epiphany -- February -- Candlemas -- March -- Lady day -- June -- Midsummer -- September -- Michaelmas -- November -- All Saints' Day -- All Souls' Day -- St Martin -- December -- St. Nicholas -- St Lucy of Syracuse -- St Thomas the Apostle -- Christmas day -- St Stephen -- St John the Evangelist -- Feast of the Holy Innocents -- Sylvester
Presents a tour of Christmas holiday traditions from the original festival through today, touching on subjects ranging from gift wrap and the holiday parade to the first gag holiday gift book and the first official appearance of Santa Claus.

Chicken soup for the soul : a book of Christmas miracles : 101 stories of holiday hope and happiness

November 7, 2017
ix, 402 pages ; 22 cm
"Compilation of 101 stories about holiday miracles and joy from Chicken Soup for the Soul's library of past books."--Provided by publisher.

Thanksgiving : the holiday at the heart of the American experience

November 23, 2016
Kirkpatrick, Melanie, author.
New York : Encounter Books, [2016]
xvi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Midcentury Christmas : holiday fads, fancies, and fun from 1945 to 1970

November 7, 2016
Archer, Sarah, author.
New York : The Countryman Press, 2016.
236 pages : illustrations, color, black & white ; 22 cm

Halloween : the history of America's darkest holiday

October 10, 2016
Skal, David J.
Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., [2016]
xi, 244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A slightly revised republication of Death makes a holiday : a cultural history of Halloween, originally published in 2002 by Bloomsbury, New York"--Title page verso.
"Cultural critic David J. Skal takes an in-depth look at one of America's most perplexingly popular holidays in this original mix of personal anecdotes and social analysis. Skal examines the tradition's dark Celtic history and traces its evolution in the course of a few generations from a quaint, small-scale celebration to a mammoth marketing event"-- Provided by publisher.

Holiday symbols and customs.

April 27, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics,
v. ; 24 cm.
"A guide to the legend and lore behind the traditions, rituals, foods, games, animals, and other symbols associated with holidays and holy days, feasts and fasts, and other celebrations, covering calendar, ethnic, religious, historic, cultural, national, promotional, sporting, and ancient events, as observed in the United States and around the world."

Holidays, festivals, and celebrations of the world dictionary.

April 5, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics,
v. ; 29 cm.
"A compendious reference guide to popular, ethnic, religious, national, and ancient holidays, festivals, celebrations, commemorations, holy days, feasts, and fasts; supplemented by a special section on calendar systems, tables of state and national public holidays, special indexes of chronological, cultural and ethnic, geographic, historical, religious, and sports holidays, and a general and key-word index" (varies).

The Christmas virtues : a treasury of conservative tales for the holidays

December 22, 2015
West Conshohocken, PA : Templeton Press, [2015]
xiii, 203 pages ; 23 cm

Celebrate Christmas around the world

December 10, 2015
Stevens, Beth Dvergsten.
Huntington Beach, CA : Teacher Created Materials, Inc., ©1994.
144 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Background information and activities from over 20 countries.


December 1, 2015
Mack, 1960- author, illustrator.
New York : Clavis Publishing, 2015
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Balloons, festoons, lights, cake and songs! This is how we celebrate. There is always a reason to celebrate: the beginning of spring, a birthday, Christmas. But not everyone celebrates the same things at the same time. Did you know that a wedding lasts a few days in India? And that Chinese people don’t celebrate New Year the 1st of January but on another day? In this cheerful book of celebrations you find out more about the fun habits of people around the world."--Provided by publisher.

Christmas in Spain and its capital, Madrid.

November 23, 2015
Chicago, IL : World Book, 2009.
80 pages : color illustrations, color map, music ; 29 cm.
"Customs and traditions of the Christmas holidays as celebrated in Spain and its capital, Madrid. Includes crafts, recipes, and carols"--Provided by publisher.

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