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Celebrate the holidays using these resources.
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Valentine's Day - Celebrate
Look here for advice on dating, relationships, and marriage. Make your own crafts or try a few delectable recipes for creating a lovely Valentine celebration.

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Valentine's Day - Other People's Love Letters
Give your loved one a treasured keepsake. Read these famous love letters and write your own. Try calligraphy books for writing and embellishing your Valentine letter.

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Mother's Day - Motherhood
Check out these books on being a mother. Whether they're humorous memoirs, or serious stories, you're sure to find interesting parenting tales.

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Mother's Day - Working Mothers
View these books and discover strategies and tips to help balance families and careers.

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Father's Day - Fathers and Daughters
Read these books about the important relationship between fathers and their daughters.

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Father's Day - Fathers and Sons
Peruse some of these titles to build a strong relationship or reconnect with your son.

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Thanksgiving Day - Cookbooks & Recipes
Browse our collection of Thanksgiving cookbooks for plenty of recipes and suggestions for turkey, main dishes, or sides.

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Thanksgiving Day - Pilgrims of New Plymouth Colony
Read about the members of the Plymouth Colony and their life in the New World.

Databases

  • Books & Authors  Icon  Icon
    Use this online tool to find great holiday stories. Do a keyword search for the holiday that you want to get a list of recommended titles.
  • LitFinder (Literature Find)  Icon  Icon
    Peruse LitFinder and discover the perfect poem for your mom or dad or your "special valentine". Read a poem about Thanksgiving Day.
  • World Book Online Reference Center  Icon
    Read a brief history of your favorite holiday in this comprehensive online encyclopedia.
  • Zinio for Libraries - Read E-magazines Now  Icon  Icon
    Subscribe to more than 250 free e-magazines for holidays on Zinio. Find ones on crafting, cooking, home repair, and more. The e-magazines can be read on computers, tablets, or other mobile devices.

Downloadable Media

  • OverDrive - Downloadable E-books, Audiobooks and Videos  Icon
    Find downloadable media related to the holidays. Once you have reached the homepage of Overdrive, use search terms such as "holidays", "Valentine's Day", "Mother's Day", "Father's Day" or "Thanksgiving Day" in the search box located near the top of the page.

Holiday Movies and More

  • Be My Valentine
    Love is in the air. Spice up your evening and watch a romantic comedy.
  • Mom Movies
    Get out the popcorn and view these films about mothers.
  • All About Fathers
    Sit back and relax with one of these movies about dads and their kids.
  • Thanksgiving DVDs
    Enjoy a holiday classic or try something new. Browse these DVDs for ideas.

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