Friday, April 3, 2009

Passover and Easter

Just hangin' with my peeps...

The first day of Passover is April 8, with Easter Sunday following shortly afterwards on April 12. Santa Clara City Library has many books and other resources to help your family celebrate the season.

In The Matzo Ball Boy by Lisa Shulman (a Jewish version of The Gingerbread Boy), a matzo ball runs away from an old woman as she prepares her Passover dinner.

In The Easter Bunny that Overslept by Priscilla Friedrich, the Easter Bunny unsuccessfully attempts egg deliveries on Mother's Day, July Fourth, and Halloween.

Get the kids involved in the holiday food preparation with A Passover Holiday Cookbook and An Easter Holiday Cookbook, both by Emily Raabe.

For many families, the Easter season isn't complete without watching It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown.

Children's books explaining the religious significance of Passover and Easter can be found in juvenile nonfiction in the 200 call number range. Youth services staff can assist in locating titles.

Easter candy fans can visit for recipes, games and coloring sheets about those puffy, colorful blobs of sugary goodness known as Peeps.

The kosher food company Manischewitz (love those macaroons!) has tips on its website for a stress-free Passover.

Santa Clara's Recreation Department is sponsoring an Easter Egg hunt in Central Park on Saturday, April 11 at 10 am for children up to 8 years.

As a reminder, Santa Clara City Library will be closed Friday, April 10 and Sunday, April 12 in observance of Spring Holiday. The Library will be closed Saturday, April 11 for computer system upgrades. We wish all of our patrons a happy holiday weekend!

posted by spb