Date(s) - Monday, November 1, 2021 - Tuesday, May 31, 2022
All Day

Fannie Lou Hamer Library


This will be a series of intergenerational programs with the power of gratitude being a constant theme.We know all too well how the three little words “I Love You” touch the heart and changes lives like no others. There are two little words that come in a close second “Thank You” they make a powerful impact on people’s lives as well.Showing kindness comes in many forms, from a smile to paying for a stranger’s coffee. From giving a thank you card to the mailman to visiting that teacher who made a difference in your life. Just to express your gratefulness in the use of two small words, “Thank You” can make a difference in someone’s day. A little gratitude goes a long way! Plus, there’s always something to be thankful for.(Gratitude also helps children appreciate what they already have. For example, children often fail to understand how or what it took to prepare a good meal or give them a present. This can result in a lack of appreciation and satisfaction with the opportunities and gifts they are given. Expressing thanks helps kids to be happier with what they have instead of always wanting or needing something more.)

Hosted by Fannie Lou Hamer Library.

closeup of wooden heart lying on nature trail

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illustration of nighttime landscape with nothern lights


Caucasian woman with dark hair holding a children's bookHanukkah in Alaska

• Written by: Barbara Brown
• Illustrated by: Stacey Schuett
• Published by: Henry Holt and Co.
• Read by: Molly Ephraim

Hanukkah in Alaska is unlike anywhere else. Snow piles up over the windows. Daylight is only five hours long. And one girl finds a moose camped out in her backyard, right near her favorite blue swing. She tries everything to lure it away: apples, carrots, even cookies. But it just keeps eating more tree! It’s not until the last night of Hanukkah that a familiar Jewish holiday tradition provides the perfect-and surprising-solution.




closeup of plate of latkes with sour creamTry this yummy latke recipe!

Courtesy of Farmers’ Almanac


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pressboard cutout of the word friends on sidewalk. Outdoor background.


Caucasian woman with brown hair holding up a children's book with both hands.Maddi’s Fridge

• Written by: Lois Brandt
• Illustrated by: Vin Vogel
• Published by: Flashlight Press
• Read by: Jennifer Garner

With humor and warmth, this children’s picture book raises awareness about poverty and hunger! Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while Sofia’s fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge at Maddi’s house is empty. Sofia learns that Maddi’s family doesn’t have enough money to fill their fridge and promises Maddi she’ll keep this discovery a secret. But because Sofia wants to help her friend, she’s faced with a difficult decision: to keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddi’s empty fridge. Filled with colorful artwork, this storybook addresses issues of poverty with honesty and sensitivity while instilling important lessons in friendship, empathy, trust, and helping others.