Libraries, O'Tis A Festival

O’tis a Festival is Almost Here!

  Slideshow of a few of the amazing vendors from 2017 Start your holiday shopping at Otis Library with two full floors of quality handmade crafts! Enjoy music and entertainment throughout the day! Celebrity parkers will direct you to ample free parking, and Santa will stop in to hear all of the kids’ wish lists. … Continue reading O’tis a Festival is Almost Here!

Children's books, cookbooks, Holiday

Kids Holiday Cookbooks

From Scottish Scones and Cupid’s Cupcakes to Grandma’s Hamentaschen, Halloween Haystacks and Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie — find a wonderful collection of fun, family-friendly recipes from here and around the world.  Roll up your sleeves and bake with kids and find terrific recipes that all ages will love to make and eat. Click on the… Continue reading Kids Holiday Cookbooks

fiction, History, Holiday, Nobel Prize Winner

Happy Chinese New Year: Novels that Illuminate Chinese Culture

Let's honor Pearl S. Buck by reading her amazing novel or another book that gives us a glimpse into Chinese culture.

craft books, Decorating, Holiday

Holiday Crafts Books

Spruce up your holiday home with some clever handmade Christmas decorations. Make everything from cute ornaments, creative wreaths, cozy pillows, and festive garlands.  These oh-how-pretty holiday crafts will make your home merry and bright. Holiday Crafts: Fun christmas crafts to make and bake [electronic resource] : Over 60 festive projects to make with your kids.… Continue reading Holiday Crafts Books

Christmas, Holiday, Romance

Holiday Romance: ‘Tis the Season!

Winter is the perfect time to snuggle up with a romance novel, as the holidays create a great backdrop for stories that will warm the heart. Holiday romance offers a little something for everyone and we’ve selected a few titles and authors to highlight.  So as you put up your tree and enjoy the fire on… Continue reading Holiday Romance: ‘Tis the Season!

cookbooks, entertaining, Nonfiction

Cookbooks Book List

Cooking has long been one of the most respected pastimes and is often considered an art form.  Few of us have the ability or desire to cook professionally, but all have the opportunity to perform as a chef at home in the ultimate pursuit of perfection. Today, with the prevalence of social media platforms available… Continue reading Cookbooks Book List

Decorating, entertaining, Holiday

Holiday Decorating & Entertaining Books

  Decorating: Delicious Christmas decorations at historic houses and your home "Enjoy this historical approach to festive Christmasdecorating. Taking inspiration from the wonderful decorations of fruits and greens at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, and other historic house museums across the nation, this book provides essential details for creating colorful decorations of your own for exteriors, entryways,… Continue reading Holiday Decorating & Entertaining Books

fiction, Friday Reads

20 of The Most Dysfunctional Families In Literature

Dreading the holidays with your family?  Ever feel like your family has more drama than anyone else you know?  Think again.  These fictitious families will put yours to shame. These books will both entertain you and make you feel better about your own home life.         1. The Karenins and the Levins  Anna Kareninaoffers… Continue reading 20 of The Most Dysfunctional Families In Literature

cookbooks, craft books, Nonfiction

Make this Holiday Season the Best Ever!

  It’s officially my favorite time of year!  November marks the start to a string of holidays that brings on the festive memories and excuses for merry-making left and right.   Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years calls for seasonal recipes that are just as beautiful as they are mouthwatering. Whether you’re planning a slew of holiday… Continue reading Make this Holiday Season the Best Ever!