National Days in November

There are more national days of celebration and remembrance in November than Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. It comes as no surprise to me whatsoever that November 18, my half birthday, is National Princess Day. Here are some other days you can celebrate throughout the month:

November 1 is National Author’s Day, Family Literacy Day, & Stress Awareness Day

November 2 is National Sandwich Day

November 4 is National Candy Day

November 5 is National Doughnut Day, National Love Your Red Hair Day, & Daylight Saving Time Ends

November 6 is National Nachos Day

November 8 is National Cappuccino Day

November 11 is Veterans Day

November 12 is National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

November 13 is World Kindness Day

November 14 is National Pickle Day

November 15 is National America Recycles Day & National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

November 16 is Great American Smokeout & National Fast Food Day

November 17 is National Take a Hike Day

November 18 is National Adoption Day & Mickey Mouse’s 89th Birthday

November 21 is National Stuffing Day

November 22 is National Cranberry Relish Day

November 23 is Thanksgiving Day & National Day of Mourning

November 24 is National Native American Heritage Day, National Day of Listening, & Black Friday

November 25 is Small Business Saturday

November 26 is National Cake Day & National Cookie Day

November 27 is Cyber Monday

November 28 is National French Toast Day & National Day of Giving

And November 29 is the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in New York, which basically means that it’s time for Christmas. So it’s time to get out your tree and start decorating!

Holiday Cookbooks

The winter holidays are fast-approaching, and with them come the business of family gatherings, shopping, and parties. And of course, where there’s more than one person gathered, there are mountains and mountains of food waiting to be devoured. The Library’s collection of cookbooks can help you find that perfect recipe.

For Thanksgiving gatherings, the Aurora Public Library District has several cookbooks dedicated to the holiday. These books are filled with traditional recipes that your family will love (and come to expect!), as well as new twists on old classics. The Library also has a few Thanksgiving craft books, too, that your family will enjoy when they’ve eaten too much dinner and can’t move. Nancy Hathaway’s Thanksgiving Crafts and Cookbook is an excellent place to start.

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The Library has other holiday cookbooks to offer, too. Al Roker’s Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook, Paula Deen Celebrates, Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook, and the Jewish Holiday Cookbook are just a few titles we have to offer. And if you’re looking for the perfect side dishes to go with your traditional main course, Choosing Sides by Tara Mataraza Desmond is a wonderful resource. We also have great cookbooks dedicated entirely to desserts, like Anita Prichard’s Complete Candy Cookbook and Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade Desserts.

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The Aurora Public Library District has cookbooks specifically for entertaining guests in your own home as well as what to bring to parties, such as Bite by Bite, Relax, Company’s Coming!, Entertaining with Southern Living, and The Church Supper Cookbook. Get the kids involved, too; we have plenty of cookbooks with kid-friendly recipes, like I Can Cook, Cool Sweets & Treats to Eat, and the Better Homes and Gardens Step-By-Step Kids’ Cookbook. They’ll love helping you in the kitchen and you can make some great memories along the way.

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We also have several volumes of special dietary cookbooks on our shelves, like The Best Gluten-Free Family Cookbook, The Complete Step-By-Step Diabetic Cookbook, The American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, and The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook. And if there’s a specific cookbook you’re looking for that we don’t have, we can always try to get it through Inter-Library Loan.

This time of year can be stressful enough without having to worry about cooking, so let the Aurora Public Library District help you. Stop in today with your questions, or visit the Indiana Digital Download Center for more cookbooks.

Happy cooking!

Thanksgiving Day Craft

Who doesn’t enjoy a fun Thanksgiving craft? On Friday, November 18th and on Saturday, November 19th, we will have a cute turkey craft ready for you to do at the Aurora Public Library or the Dillsboro Public Library. We invite you to sit and make the craft at the library, or if your time is limited, you can just grab it and go. Everything you need to complete the craft will be in the bag! Make it early as a decoration or save it until Thanksgiving so your kids or grand-kids have something to do while they wait on the turkey.

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You can find more great craft projects in these books:

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The Aurora Public Library District wishes you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. The libraries will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will reopen on Friday, November 25th.