Foreword – November 20, 2023

The Dino-vember fun continues at the library!

We’re hosting a holiday card making class for teens and adults on Thursday, November 30 at 5:30 PM. Please contact the library to register.

After school programs continue on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. The next program is Crafterparty on November 30. Participants will create a mini-book journal from scratch with an assortment of supplies provided by the library and a creative spirit.

Storytime continues on Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, activities, and more! Sessions this month are all about dinosaurs!

Have you wondered how Thanksgiving came to be a national holiday or about the customs we observe? We Gather Together: A Nation at War, A President in Turmoil, and One American’s Campaign to Return Us All to a State of Grace by Denise Kiernan explores those questions and more. Harvest festivals have taken place across the globe throughout recorded history. Thanksgiving did not become an annual holiday until Abraham Lincoln, seeking unity in the midst of the tumult of the Civil War, issued a proclamation in 1863. (Magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale had advocated for a national Thanksgiving holidays for years.) The book also explores Thanksgiving customs, controversies, and more. There’s also a young readers’ adaptation titled, We Gather Together: Stories of Thanksgiving from Then to Now. Recommended for readers interested in sorting fact from fiction when it comes to all things Thanksgiving.

Black Creek Village Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours resume on Friday, November 24.