December 23, 2020
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Kwanzaa is just around the corner! The weeklong holiday, which pays tribute to African heritage and celebrates African American culture, begins on December 26. Throughout the week, candles are lit in representation of seven core principles—unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith—and the holiday culminates with the exchange of gifts and a great feast.
Although the holiday season might look a little different this year, with smaller or virtual celebrations rather than large gatherings, there are still many ways to make it special for you and your loved ones, and the Library is here to help! Explore this Library-curated list of reads for Kwanzaa with titles for all ages. From cookbooks like Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays by Eric V. Copage, which can help you plan your Kwanzaa menu from appetizers to dessert, to the children’s book It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Kwanzaa! by Rex Perry for the littlest members of the family.
If your traditions include watching movies and listening to music during your festivities, be sure to check out the Library’s many online resources that you can use to stream movies and music as you enjoy time with loved ones. And if you aren’t able to celebrate in person with the family this year, the Library offers Wi-Fi outside all its branches 24/7 for all your Skype and FaceTime needs!
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