Happy Thanksgiving, Matadors! The Oviatt Library will be closed this Thursday and Friday in honor of the holiday, so check out some books and movies to enjoy over the long weekend. If you’ll be travelling and want some distractions, browse the best sellers collection in the reference room for the latest mysteries, romance, and other fun fiction.
Thanksgiving is all about tradition. Read about its history of the holiday in Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday (GT4975 .B33 2009) and Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War (F68 .P44 2006). Both books are available for check out on the second floor.
For the traditional feast, try the ebook Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner. It has all the basic recipes plus vegetarian alternatives, and solutions to last minute crises. Great for first-time chefs.
If you’re dreading the big family gathering, watch Ang Lee’s film The Ice Storm (PN1997 .I347 2008 in the Music & Media library). The all-star cast’s depiction of family dissolution during Thanksgiving 1973 might resonate.
We’ll reopen at 11AM on Saturday. Enjoy the break!