Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Many Celebrations This Week

Childrens Xmas Display1
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
During yesterday’s morning meeting, Mr. Nelson shared information on the many remembrances and celebrations that occur this week. While many of us think of today as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Muslims are celebrating Al-Hijra, the first day of Muharram, or the Islamic New Year celebration.. Today is also the 6th day of Hanukkah, and tomorrow is Bodhi day, celebrating Siddhartha Gautama Buddha’s enlightenment. This Saturday, our many talented students will celebrate the with a holiday concert at 8pm in the Performing Arts Center. Our candlelight service in the chapel at 4:30 Sunday will be followed by a traditional holiday dinner.
In the library, we encourage people of all faiths to explore their beliefs through books and websites. A good place to start to find the best websites about religious holidays is the Internet Public Library.
Browsing the nonfiction shelves from 200-299, students will find 634 books on religion including major religions from around the world. Books on holiday celebrations are also found with the cookbooks (640), the cultural celebration books (390), the religious books, and also in our holiday displays. To find a book on a particular topic, search our online catalog.

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