The Legend of Santa Claus. Part 2. Children Around the World Prepare for Santa’s Arrival

 "Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is comin' to town." Listen to Bing Cosby sing the lyrics. In the United States, children are reminded by their parents to go to bed early on Christmas Eve in anticipation of Santa Claus's arrival. Children…
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The Legend of Santa Claus: Part 1. The Origin and History of a Christmas Legend

The story behind Santa goes back to the third century during the time of St. Nicholas, a monk, even though some sources state that he was a bishop. Nicholas was born around 280 A.D. in Patara, in modern-day Turkey. Legend states that Nicholas had a giving spirit and traveled the countryside helping those less fortunate…
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Explore the World with World Book: World Book Science Power

In this blog series, we will discover the World Book databases for grades K-8. Each blog will highlight a World Book database available through the St.Tammany Parish Library as one of the many databases for kids found by clicking here. World Book Science Power is an engaging, interactive database that supports the learning needs of…
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Spice Up Your Life with Holiday Cooking

Cooler weather, shorter days, and longer nights are upon us. The official holiday season will soon begin with family gatherings, a notable increase in travel, and a feast of homemade cooking in many households, sometimes with recipes passed down from older to younger generations to preserve family traditions and culture. Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated…
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