Advent Calendar – 3rd December

22 days to go!

'...and the bells were ringing out for Lynn and Kate...'

Lynn and Kate ringing bells in the snow

Lynn is excited to receive a visit from the Ghost of Library past... otherwise known as Kate!

Christmas Book of the Day

Gizzi's Season's Eatings

No one loves a get-together more than Gizzi. In this delightful cookbook she shows you how to create delicious, crowd-pleasing fare for every occasion. Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, a New Year's brunch or a frightful feast for Halloween: whatever the occasion, you will find something special to share with the ones you love. Recipes include Boxing Day turkey mole enchiladas, Bonfire night sausage casserole, Thanksgiving clambake and Dense chocolate Christmas cake. (Description from

This book is available to borrow from the Library via the online request form

Gizzi's Season's Eatings

Christmas Word of the Day


A spiced ale or mulled wine drink during celebrations for Twelfth Night and Christmas Eve.

Lively and noisy festivities involving the consumption of plentiful amounts of alcohol in revelry.


Did you know?

Jingle Bells...

James Pierpont's 1857 song 'Jingle Bells' was originally called 'One Horse Open Sleigh' and was actually first performed at a Thanksgiving church service and was never intended to be the Christmas staple that it is today. If you listen carefully to the lyrics, you will notice there is actually no mention of Christmas, Thanksgiving or any holiday, for that matter. The song became associated with Christmas only decades later.
Jingle Bells sheet music
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