Tuesday, 1 December 2015

A few tips for Christmas...

Need some tips for Christmas dinner or festive goodies? Try browsing our resources on Christmas cookery for some inspiration.

Music! But what type? Traditional carols, cheesy pop, classical or choral?  Perhaps some Christmas opera? Whatever tickles your fancy, we have a huge selection for your listening pleasure while you cook, eat, dance, or wrap presents. Just follow the link here.

Now, everyone loves a Christmas movie (even you die-hard Scrooges out there (die-hard, ha! See what we did there?!)), so why not browse our Christmas DVDs: Prestonpans Library recently received a fine selection of Christmas themed movies, and North Berwick Library are having a Classic film promotion. Contact the Libraries for more details or browse here.

We all know how excited the wee ones can get on Christmas Eve (No, not the Christmas elves). Remember, we have books! Lots and lots of children’s Christmas stories, perfect for settling the wee ones down after they’ve carefully hung their stockings, chosen and laid out Santa’s milk and cookies. Have a look here.

You can also listen to all of our children’s eAudiobooks for FREE – from classics such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Charlotte’s Web to contemporary wonders such as Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately the Milk, Sonya Hartnett’s The Midnight Zoo, and the award-wining children's author Leigh Hobbs.

Don't really 'do' Christmas?

If you’re not much of a Christmas fan and would rather hibernate into the new year, but you can’t, because you’re human, then let us help you through the holiday season with some alternative suggestions…

Longniddry library are having a Crime for Christmas promo with a carefully selected collection of TV and Film titles. Contact the library for details, or browse our catalogue here.

We have a HUGE selection of FREE magazines and newspapers available online – just think of the savings! Browse the December issues of magazines such as Women’s Weekly, BBC History, Focus, Marie Clare, and Radio Times. Click here for more information.

We also have a wealth of eAudiobooks and eBooks waiting for you to discover: listen to award winning fiction such as Joyce Carol Oates’s We Were The Mulvaneys, Lisa Unger’s Fragile, or Andrew O’Hagan’s Be Near Me, and autobiographies such as Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, Andrew Hodges's biography of Alan Turing, or Janet Frame’s Towards Another Summer.

And remember, you have extended borrowing time over the festive period - anything you borrow from Friday 4th December you have until Tuesday 5th January to return. How good is that!

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