2017 Children’s Library Themes

This post is designed to be a fast ‘n furious update about what we’ve been up to at our Children’s Library this past year. If you have any questions whatsoever about anything you see here, there, or anywhere on my blog, then don’t hesitate to ask me! Either on social media or at [email protected] Now

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The Golden Library Card

Several years back (10-12-13 to be exact) was when our library first participated All Hallows Read, I had collaborated with my husband Bruce to make a very short comic story to give out to trick-or-treaters based on an old folktale. I wrote about it extensively at that time, and will merge that information into this

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Kitty Café Revisited

Two years ago I first shared with y’all our Kitty Café event. Now that we’ve had our third annual event, it’s time to revisit this program and share updates. Here’s this year’s video: General Updates: It is still my favorite event of the year. It helps that I’m a cat person. If you’re not a

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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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My Bertoia Totoro

Note: this is sort of a combo-post of the original (posted in 2015) and now (2021). For various reasons it made more sense to do it this way than stay 100% faithful to the original. Now onto the fun! A few months back I stumbled upon an Apartment Therapy post where the writer had covered

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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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