Family Fandom Festival

Have you made it through all of my holiday postings? If your answer is “yes,” then you know what you should do? I know that I will! While working on all of my holiday posts, I kept debating whether or not to create foundation programs for pop-culture-based celebrations. The thought of writing at least a

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First Nations’ Celebrations

With over 500 federally recognized First Nations in the United States alone, I can honestly say that trying to create a respectful Native American holiday storytime was intimidating. By far, this post required the most research of all the holidays – and even now, I feel incredible pressure to get this “right.” And as I

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Let the Sunshine In

All-inclusive holiday programming and displays would not be complete without the roots of modern Christmas celebrations: Yule! The Pagan Yuletide consists of 12 days of celebrating with feasting, gift giving, and special rituals dedicated to each day or night. I honestly fell down a bit of a rabbit hole while researching this holiday because of

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The Satanic Storytime

I suspect that many of my readers have been awaiting this particular holiday celebration post with excited curiosity. I mean, how on earth will Rebecca handle this? Will kids be sacrificing their stuffed animals? Will they learn to chant in Latin? Will they all learn to proclaim “hail Satan?!” I have some bad news for

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Oh the Humanity!

Are you worried that your solstice program may be perceived as being about paganism? Or do you want to focus on the pagan aspects of the solstice and not get bogged down with science? Then the Humanists have the perfect holiday for you and your library: HumanLight! This December 23 celebration focuses on how awesome

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Happy Holiday!

You may have heard of Pastafarianism a.k.a the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), but did you know that they have a very special holiday in December? It’s called…wait for it…Holiday. Therefore, they are thrilled to hear people say “Happy Holidays” since they just assume that you’re inaccurately pluralizing the name. One of the

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This Isn’t Your Grandma’s Krampusnacht

HAPPY KRAMPUSNACHT EVERYBODY! Over the past few years, Krampusnacht has become more acknowledged and celebrated in the United States. This celebration takes place on December 5, the day before Saint Nicholas (who approves of the Krampus’ work) rewards the good children on Nikolaustag. Read more about it here since I’d rather get to the storytime

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The Kitty Café

You, too can hold a life-changing event that helps both people and kittens at your library. Read on to discover how the partnership began between our public library and the Nebraska Humane Society, how the program went, and some thoughts on how it could be improved in the future. How it came to be: Sometimes

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Really-Truly Welcome to Hafuboti!

For over a year I’ve been kicking around the idea of starting a blog. Back then the amazing Aunt Peaches put the idea in my head that I should give blogging a try. 9-17-2020 The rest of this post I rattle on a bit about my hopes for the blog, which were, essentially, getting people

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Welcome to Hafuboti

Hafuboti will be up and running by November 1, 2012. I look forward to sharing my love of books, crafts, and creativity with everyone. Until then, have a happy fun book time! 9-8-2020 Looking back on this first post is quite an emotional experience. If the Rebecca of now was to go back in time

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