Each year December is the focus of our transition from one year to the next. It also marks a holiday season for people all over the world, beginning with Hanukkah, observed from December 20 through December 28, followed by Christmas on December 25. This joyous time is wrapped up neatly by Kwanzaa, which begins on December 26 and ends on January 1, bringing us into the new year.
The Erwin Library’s exhibit areas highlight all these holidays. In the bulletin board area are Christmas books for children, as well as a few fiction titles for older readers, and, in th newspaper area books about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, as well as more books about Christmas, Winter and that thing that most of either love or hate … snow.
On Christmas Eve, you may wish to visit the NORAD site to track Santa’s whereabouts. At the Jewish Outreach Institute webiste you can learn more about Hanukkah and its traditions. Lastly, you may want to consult the CNN website to learn about Kwanzaa.