LIFE posted this picture of students at the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School. Established in 1937, it is the longest continuously running Santa Claus School in the world. Coursework includes “Proper dress and use of make-up” and “Live reindeer habits”.
Did you know that decorating gingerbread houses became popular after the Grimm Brothers published Hansel and Gretel? I took in a gingerbread display of notable buildings in Melbourne and was so inspired, I picked up this gingerbread Outback Shack kit so I can build my own. The Multnomah County Library has guides to baking and building gingerbread houses and you can check out a gingerbread replica of 1913 downtown Portland at the Benson Hotel.
I’m loving PBS Idea Channel. Each video examines a particular idea, looking for connections between pop culture, technology and art. This one is particulary relevant to libraries and librarians: Is Google knowledge?