Although the turkey soup has been gobbled and the mashed potatoes are just a distant memory, we have plenty of great displays to feast your eyes on here in the library!
Appropriately enough, the first of which is called "Hungry for a new book?" All of the end caps in the fiction section offer up some delectable reads. Ms. Bennett handpicked a potpourri of fiction that deals with our insatiable appetite for FOOD!
And for all of you procrastinators out there, you know who you are, the ones who think there should still be 50 days left in the year, instead of the reality being a mere 25, for you a "Time is running out!" display. Here we have put out an array of short stories regarding the holidays. From David Sedaris to Alice Munro and John Green, we've got your holiday palette covered!
And since the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is upon us, we have sampled a few books from our collection on the Jewish tradition. Alongside the books we have a recipe displayed for traditional potato latkes!
In honor of Advent and Christmas, we have our festive trees surrounded by holiday books and DVDs. 'Tis the season for "A Christmas Carol" and "It's a Wonderful Life". Or if your preference is more of the Will Ferell genre, we have "Elf" or "A Christmas Story", but don't get caught up in the occasion and shoot your eye out with a red rider B.B. gun!
And speaking of the color RED, Ms. Bennett created another very clever display called,
"Red anything good lately?"in which all of the book covers are of the vermilion pigment. And though red can have both negative connotations (blood, fire & war) and positive (love, warmth and compassion), I believe we are going for the latter!
If none of the above displays speak to you and you are actually looking forward to the holidays being over before they even begin, we still have something that might flip your pancake! Check out the VIP/Backstage pass shelf located at the circulation desk. Here is a sampling of books from our music collection that will definitely take your mind off some of the not-so-wonderful parts of the season.
Feeling cold? the autobiography of Aerosmith will heat you up for sure.
Feeling lonely? Eminem might make you feel a whole lot more loved in the Byfield bubble!
Feeling atheist? That's OK too, but U2 can dish out some authentic spirituality in a rock and roll way!
Want world peace? Find a kindred spirit in Lennon
Yours in books,
The Pesky Librarians