Thanksgiving Food and Fun | MPHPL 

Thanksgiving Food and Fun

Thanksgiving Food and Fun

Thanksgiving began in 1621 as a shared meal between English colonists and Native Americans, and the expression of gratitude for their feast and successful harvest.  Today, people enjoy this holiday in many different ways.  We continue to celebrate by spending time with family and friends, cooking a celebratory meal, and thinking about the things in our lives for which we are grateful.  Football, going out to a movie, long walks and other fun activities have also become part of the holiday for many people.


Come get in the holiday mood with these events at MPHPL

  • Cider making (for adults)
  • It’s Turkey Day (for children)


If you are interested in learning more about the history of Thanksgiving, which is more complex than we typically learn in school, you might want to try these resources


Here are some resources for Thanksgiving food and decorating



Holiday cooking and decorating magazines at MPHPL

  • Bon Appetit
  • Southern Living
  • Food Network Magazine
  • Cooking Light
  • Rachel Ray
  • Woman’s Day
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Real simple
  • Special interest magazines, Thanksgiving section


New book arrivals at MPHPL


A few older Thanksgiving  favorites



You’ll find displays at our locations that will provide excellent resources and ideas.  Please come take a look!


Happy Thanksgiving to all of our patrons!  At MPHPL, we are grateful for you.  

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