Tag Archives: Holidays

Reno campus’ towering holiday book tree (no reading involved)

LA Times – “One librarian, two helpers and 348 old books equals one huge holiday book tree. Usually those elements would add up to books stacked neatly on a shelf, but campus librarian Erin Fisher and others instead constructed a 9½-foot green “tree” in the atrium at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. The tree, made from pre-1950 National Union Catalog reference books with evergreen covers, grew from 10 books placed in a circle. Then the stacking began. It’s a stunner, quite sturdy-looking (I did a quick perusal of “book trees” online and found a lot of sloppy ones, especially if you open the pages of books to stack them), and who doesn’t like books?”

Nativity scene placement causes controversy

AP – “Plans to include a live nativity scene in the Springhill Branch Library’s outdoor courtyard have created some controversy in this north Webster Parish city after library officials reportedly said no to anything with “religious tones,” said Letha Dew, who’s heading up the Main Street Program’s Christmas event planning. So the nativity scene by the First Assembly of God youth group will be portrayed next month on the triangle-shaped property at the head of Main Street owned by the city of Springhill. It will be among the numerous church, choir and handbell groups spread out up and down Main Street to entice visitors to walk the area and take part in the holiday spirit.”

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Wrap It Up

Holiday gifts from the U.S. Government. Anything from the LOC gift shop makes a great present.

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