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Consumer Reports provides buying advice, product ratings, product reviews, recommendations, money-saving advice and tips, and videos.  Categories of products include appliances, automobiles, babies and kids, electronics, health information, home & garden, and money/ personal finance.

General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.  Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. Virtual Tour



Celebrate with top-rated holiday cookies, appetizers, and desserts. Find the right recipe for any holiday.

Lists common holidays of the United States as well as moon phases and world clock

Enchanted Learning
Contains holiday crafts for kids - preschool through elementary school. Make wonderful, simple crafts with things found around the house.

Buy and sell homemade, unique items directly from the artisans. Shop, Blog and post information regarding craft fairs; art festivals and other scheduled events of the global art community.

HGTV - Holidays
Decorating and entertaining ideas

Holiday History
From religious observances to celebrations of ethnic pride to patriotic anniversaries, explore the history of some of our most popular holidays from HISTORY.com

Holiday Ideas
Recipes, decorations, party ideas and crafts from Martha Stewart.

Search for holidays - with sections for Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, Parents, and a Teacher's area with a monthly calendar featuring holiday activities.

A visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests. Free registration required to view most boards.


Community and Local Links  

Buffalo Spree Events Calendar
Date listings of tours, community events, classes, exhibits and more.

The Fairgrounds

Located in Hamburg, NY, the Fairgrounds is home to several popular craft shows featuring holiday items throughout the year.

Fun 4 Kids - Buffalo 
Search for activities by holiday

Kids Out and About - Buffalo 
Family friendly activities year-round

Kleinhans Music Hall
Seasonal concerts year-round featuring performances by the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra.

Step Out Buffalo
Seasonal events throughout WNY

Visit Buffalo Niagara
Search for holiday events through Erie and Niagara counties

Western New York Family Magazine
Calendar of events throughout the year


Library Materials

Click on the following topics for a quick search in the Library's Catalog.

April Fool's Day
Arbor Day
Chinese New Year /  New Year
Christmas for Children / Christmas Fiction / Christmas Movies / Christmas Music
Cinco De Mayo
Columbus Day
Day of the Dead
Earth Day
Father's Day
Groundhog Day
Halloween / Halloween Movies / Halloween Music
Holiday cooking / Holiday Decorations
Holidays around the World
Independence Day / Patriotic Music
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Mother's Day
Presidents Day
Ramadan  /  Eid Al-Fitr
Rosh Hashanah
St. Patrick's Day
Valentine's Day
Veterans Day
Yom Kippur