Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays

The library will be closed all day December 24 and 25.
If you forgot to pick up a copy of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol to read, the full-text is available online with the original illustrations. The poem A Visit from Saint Nicholas (Twas the Night before Christmas) is also available online with illustrations and falling snow!
If you need a last minute recipe, try AllRecipes online.
Don't forget to track Santa's progress on the NORAD website. Every year the North American Aerospace Defense Command takes on this important task for the boys and girls around the world.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is again getting ready to track Santa! On Dec. 1, the NORAD Tracks Santa (NTS) Web site, www.noradsanta.org, will go live and feature fun holiday games and activities that will change daily. On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, NORAD will begin tracking Santa Claus' journey via live video feeds...

The mission started in 1955 when a child accidentally dialled CONAD asking for Santa's whereabouts. The Commander on duty gave him the information and a tradition was born. NORAD celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and the 53rd of tracking Santa by military radar, Santa cams and other up-to-date spyware.

Ho Ho Ho and to all a good night!

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