I realize things have been a little light over here recently, so I’m sorry about that. My car got rear ended at a red light, so I had some whiplash to deal with and the pain meds had me knocked out at about 8 p.m. Luckily, I’m almost as good as new, so I have even more reasons to be thankful this thanksgiving.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, I’m always curious about library displays for holidays, so I spent some time looking at the displays online. It seems like most libraries go the turkey route, though I really like the idea of a cornucopia of knowledge at the library. This was a promising article about the library displaying Native American books and art during November, but there weren’t any images. Another non-image post that I found interesting was Sedona Public Library that had several staff members say what they were thankful for in the library last year.
I found another turkey/gobble display on flickr:
The Dublin library (in California, not the one one here in the Columbus Metro area!) has some good blog posts about thanksgiving, including information about the local food bank.
Here’s another flickr image of a book display:
So, looking at all of these leaves me fairly impressed with the non-political way libraries address Thanksgiving. There are definitely some scarring “Pilgrims and Indians” memories from my school days, especially when you add in the complications of small pox blankets. However, I would like to see more. Do libraries ever massive football displays? (That is related if you have those relatives that park on the couch during the cooking portion of Thanksgiving.) Or does anyone have a display on the Thanksgiving Day Parade and how it has changed over the years? Oooh, I’ve got a good one- displays about all of the great organizations you can volunteer with in your community to show thanks. I like that one.
Of course, there are probably all of these displays and more out there in library land, but no one is putting them in my tiny radar circle. Don’t get me wrong- I used my Boolean operators when searching, but I didn’t do an exhaustive search.
Anyway, happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your turkey/tofurkey/potatoes/pie or whatever suits your fancy!