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A Blue Christmas: Dealing with Sadness and Loneliness during the Holidays

Posted 4 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Health and Wellness | Tagged with Anxiety, coping, depression, holidays, interpersonal relations, Loneliness, meditation, mindfullness, psychology, Sadness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, stress and stress management

Holidays can bring a lot of anxiety and even sadness into many people's lives. Here are some resources that can help. Topics include coping strategies, mindfulness, stress management, self-acceptance, meditation and more.

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Looking for an Outstanding, Holiday Appetizer? Create a Charcuterie Board!

Posted 4 months ago by Clare T

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks and Nonfiction | Tagged with appetizers, charcuterie, cheeses, cookbooks, cooking, cooking with kids, entertaining, holidays, meats, party planning, recipes and vegan

Charcuterie is all about putting a creative spin on what goes on a serving board. This blog post includes tips, tricks and resources to help you with your entertaining needs this holiday season and beyond.

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The Night Before Christmas: Public Works of Art With Local Ties

Posted 4 months ago by Gayle H

Posted in Fiction, History and Politics and Local History | Tagged with Art, great depression, holidays, Illustrations, P.W.A., poem, Public Works Administration, Santa Claus, Scott High School and The Night Before Christmas

The vault of the Blade Rare Book Room houses a variety of historical objects, including a set of Christmas paintings commissioned by the Public Works Administration Art Project in 1934.

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Holiday-Themed Mysteries that are So Good You'll Want to Read Them Year-Round

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers and New Books and Movies | Tagged with christmas mysteries, Christmas stories, cozy mysteries, Crime Fiction, detective fiction, holiday mystery novels, holidays, Murder - Investigation - Fiction, murder mysteries, mystery anthologies, mystery fiction, Suspense Fiction and women sleuths

'Tis the season for mysteries ... continue reading to find an extensive selection of holiday-themed mysteries.

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Handmade Gift Ideas for People Who Love Crocheting, Knitting and Stitching

Posted 5 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with Amigurumi, crochet, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, felting, handmade gifts, holidays, Hygge, knit, knitting, patterns, sew, sewing, stitch and stitching

Crochet, knit and sew heartfelt gifts year-round.

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Celebrating the Holidays Vegan Style

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with 4th of July recipes, appetizers, baking, celebrations, Christmas cooking, cookbooks, dairy-free, desserts, dinner parties, dinners, easy vegan recipes, entertaining, feasts, gatherings, gluten-free, gluten-free diet -- recipes, Hanukkah, healthy cooking, holiday cooking, holidays, Jewish Cooking, Kwanzaa, New Year's, plant-based, potlucks, recipes, Sunday brunch, sweet treats, Thanksgiving meals, vegan, vegan cooking, vegan dessert recipes, vegan desserts, vegan diet, vegan meals, vegan recipes, veganism, vegetable dishes, vegetable recipes, vegetarian, vegetarian cooking and vegetarian recipes

Learn how to make just about anything vegan-style for your next get together.

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Book, Humbug!

Posted about 1 year ago by Eric P

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and History and Politics | Tagged with A Christmas Carol, British society, Charles Dickens, Christmas stories, classics, England - 19th century, Ghost Stories, holiday stories, holidays, novelists - biography, Short Stories, Victorian society, writers and writers - biography

The new movie The Man Who Invented Christmas purports to tell all about Charles Dickens and his most famous creation. But there's more to it than that.

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