New Year, New You Virtual GalleryWinter Holidays
If you are viewing this page from home, you will need your Orange County resident library card to access some of the resources.
- The Snow Family
- Snow Surprise
- All You Need for a Snowman
- Snowie Rolie
- Yeti, Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas
- Snowmen at Night
- Martin MacGregor's Snowman
- Snowed in With Grandmother Silk
- The Abominable Snowman Doesn't Roast Marshmallows
- The Mystery of the Abominable Snowman
- The Snowy Day And More ...
- The Snowman
- The First Day of Winter
- Snowman Surprise
- Stranger in the Woods
- The Black Snowman
- The Abominable Snow Teacher
- Snow Party
Don't forget to save some of your weekly download allotment to build up your holiday playlist! Log in with your library card and PIN and choose the newest titles, or some old-time classics.
Find books, articles, or multimedia files with this great database. You may want to listen to, download, read, or share these National Public Radio programs on Christmas.
Use this source for themed poems or short stories. "Christmas", "Hanukkah", or "Winter" are a few topics you may want to explore.
This all inclusive database allows access to all types of music! Relax during the hectic holiday season with the Classical Music Library. Access this collection through the "Go to" drop-down menu on the left of the homepage.
Browse winter holiday downloadable audiobooks, e-books, and videos from OverDrive! Transfer titles to a portable device, computer, or burn many titles to CD to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
Use these sources to learn about the origins of the holiday, as well as decorating ideas, prayers, activities, and more.
A collection of Hanukkah and other Jewish tunes for your listening pleasure.
Celebrate the season with these delightful traditional recipes. If some everyday Jewish delicacies are more your style, try these titles now!
This website, a project of the American Friends of Lubavitch and the Chabad Online Network, brings you information about the Jewish holiday. Included are Chanukah how-to's, stories, articles, recipes, media files, and more.
Visit the History Channel's website for information on Hanukkah history and traditions.
This website lists streaming audio and MP3 files of Hanukkah music from the collections of the National Sound Archives and the David and Fela Shapell Family Digitization Project.
Shabbat & Holiday Times
Discover what the holidays have in common and how they are different. Find answers in these titles about social issues.
If you are interested in learning about other holidays, customs, or festivals take a look at these titles about celebrations around the world.
The U.S. Postal Service was expected to deliver over 20 billion pieces of mail last year between Thanksgiving and Christmas! Find out more interesting holiday-related facts and figures from the U.S. Census Bureau's data collection.
This easy to use website from the Museum of Science and Industry, features information on holidays from around the world.
Throughout the world, the month of December has many religious holidays, and most of them are linked to the winter solstice. The Religious Tolerance Organization lists many of them on this extensive website.
Explore this Orlando Sentinel website to find what's hot this holiday season, where the best deals are, and other money savings tips.
Holiday Countdown Widget
This free widget for android devices will ensure a holiday never passes you by! Your home screen will display a countdown to the next holiday of your choice. Tap the widget to access interesting information about each holiday.
Google Play | Website
Holidays Wallpaper Collection
This free collection contains 150 holiday photos to help you celebrate the season on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad! Browse through the index and save your favorites for year-round fun.
iTunes | Website
Use these materials to help you turn your home or office into a winter wonderland. If you're planning a party, you'll be glad to know there are some great cookie recipes too. (Santa isn't the only one who enjoys these holiday treats.)
If you are a mystery fan, you'll be glad to know we have many titles with a holiday theme. For a fun family event, try sharing some poetry this holiday season. We have classics such as The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore, and some new collections which are sure to become your favorites.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season, and enjoy these fun holiday movies.
Get in the spirit of the season by listening to some of our new holiday CDs. Our Christmas collection is extensive, with well-known classics such as Bing Crosby's version of White Christmas, the moving Silent Night, or the children's favorite Frosty the Snowman.
PNC, a financial services organization calculates the Christmas Price Index each year as a fun way to look at the increasing cost of goods and services bought by the "True Love" in the holiday classic, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
Online exhibits from the History Channel on the development of the Christmas holiday from ancient practices, world traditions of the holiday, the evolution of the Santa Claus legend, the history of Christmas trees, and more.
Victoriana Magazine, a free online publication, brings you Holiday decorating and entertaining ideas, cards, gifts, children's toys, and crafts — from 19th century magazines. Great place to search for the history of Christmas in the Victorian era.
Better Christmas List
A useful $.99 application that let's you keep track of your spending budget, and even let's you know who is complete, and who still needs a stocking stuffer or two. The holiday countdown feature, email capability, and lock features all allow for complete privacy while you shop 'til you drop.
iTunes | Website
Christmas Gifts Manager
This free application will help you to manage your shopping list and keep track of your overall budget. Mark presents off your list as you continue to buy and remember to set the password to protect your secrets.
iTunes | Website
Free Christmas List
This free application for android devices will help you to organize and budget all your winter holiday shopping with its easy interface. Make a list of all the special people in your life and the gifts they will love.
Google Play | Website
Everything from culture to cooking can be found in these handy resources.
Celebrate African American rhythms and listen to the Kwanzaa beat with these music CDs.
These recipes focus on traditional ingredients for your celebration, such as fruits, vegetables, and other first fruits of the harvest.
Read a message from Dr. Maulana Kargenga, creator of Kwanzaa, and learn the origins, concepts, values, symbols, and practices of the holiday.
Library Online Resources
Enjoy watching and reading along with these stories. Check out wintry tales like Martin MacGregor's Snowman, available from this amazing resource. TumbleBooks brings to life picture books with animation and narration.
Library MaterialsSeven Candles for Kwanzaa When Winter Comes
Cozy up to enjoy holiday stories and poetry. Sharing a book or listening to your favorite tunes together is a great gift!
Browse these holiday television episodes and films. You'll find classic TV specials and childhood favorites like Frosty the Snowman and other fun family holiday movies to get filled with holiday cheer any time of year!
Tis' the season to get crafty! Try your hands at these fun and wonderful simple crafts that will get you into the spirit.
Create a snowflake and share it with the world. You can write a message or find snowflakes made by other people on the SnowDays site.