Today at the Library we are having a party! And you are the Guest :
Illustrated by James Rice, with text by J.B. Kling Jr., writing as “Trosclair”
Cajun Night Before Christmas :
- The narrator in “Cajun Night Before Christmas” spies St. Nick with his flying skiff and eight flying alligators. Historically, though, only some inhabitants of Louisiana have referred to Santa Claus as St. Nick. For the people of German decent he was Kris Kringle or St. Nick, while the descendants of French settlers called him Papa Noel. Cajuns celebrated a visit by a woman they called La Christianne..
Can you name the Alligators :
- T Boy
The Craft tables are open for fun:
We are making salt dough ornaments, painted stain glass ornaments and bookmarks. Lisa
Salt dough recipes:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup table salt
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Slowly stream in the water while stirring until it comes together. Finish mixing together with hands. Knead until dough is soft, about five minutes.
- Preheat oven to 300°F. Place half of the dough between two large pieces of parchment paper. Roll out until 1/8″ thick. Remove the top sheet of parchment. Using cookie cutters, cut shapes (leaving them on the parchment). Peel away the excess dough. Transfer the parchment with shapes to a baking sheet. Using a straw or toothpick, poke a hole for ribbon or an ornament hanger. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until hard.