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Happy Thanksgiving from LPB!

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LPB's A Very Monkey Christimas Breakfast

Join Curious George as he gets ready for the holiday season at LPB’s A Very Monkey Christmas Breakfast. You will get to take photos with Curious George and Santa Claus. The unmistakable sounds of carolers will fill the air while you enjoy a delicious breakfast. Create a memorable holiday experience! Event date is Saturday, December 2nd at Boudreaux's in Baton Rouge on 2647 Government Street from 9-11 AM. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Ten Ways to Raise a Grateful Kid

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As Thanksgiving approaches, images of family, friends and food come to mind. But before you indulge, carve out some time to teach your child about caring, sharing and gratitude – what Thanksgiving is really all about. Enjoy this article from PBS Parents.


Gobble up these books!

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Welcome the Thanksgiving season with these children’s books about the holiday. Gobble up these books!


Thanksgiving Crafts Round Up

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Get your little ones ready for Thanksgiving with some of these decorative crafts from around the web.


Simple Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Traditions

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In the chaos between Halloween and the winter holidays, Thanksgiving often becomes an afterthought, a “How did this sneak up on me?” sort of holiday. This year, consider adding a new emphasis to your Thanksgiving Day celebration. Begin your own family tradition to give Thanksgiving its well-deserved and special meaning.


Thanksgiving Time Capsule

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Teaching young children about being thankful can be tricky. It’s an abstract concept and kids thrive with concrete. Doing something hands on is a good way to work on these concepts together and involving the whole family is a great way to model thankfulness as well. This activity won’t take long but it can turn into a tradition if you want.


How to Roast the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

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If you’ve never prepared a whole Thanksgiving turkey, just the thought of it can be overwhelming. Even seasoned pros have a little bit of anxiety about roasting a turkey to perfection. The most ideal turkey is golden brown, seasoned perfectly, succulent and juicy, and picture perfect like the magazine covers. Check out this method for roasting the perfect Thanksgiving turkey.


Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas

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It's the night before Christmas - time to put out some cookies for Santa! But how did this tradition start? Elmo's dad spins him a bedtime story about his great-great-grandmonster, back when Sesame Street was a very different place. Why, everyone was so grouchy that Santa didn't even visit! With help from his friends, Elmo will bring kindness, holiday cheer, and the spirit of Christmas to Sesame Street. But will it be enough for Santa? Watch on LPB Wednesday, November 22 at 10:30AM, Thursday, November 23 at 10:30AM, Friday, November 24 at 10:30AM & Sunday, November 26 at 6AM.


Programming Highlights

FOO FIGHTERS - LANDMARKS LIVE IN CONCERT: A GREAT PERFORMANCES SPECIAL, Friday, November 10 at 10PM -- Rock with the great American stadium rock band, having sold 25 million records and won of 11 Grammy Awards, captured in peak performance at the iconic ancient amphitheater at Athens’ Acropolis, hosted by Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer.

DAVID LETTERMAN: THE MARK TWAIN PRIZE, Monday, November 20 at 7PM -- This year, the Kennedy Center has selected Emmy Award-winning comedian, David Letterman as the recipient of the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Letterman has been hailed as one of the most innovative and influential broadcasters in the history of television. In 33 years on late-night television, Letterman hosted 6,028 episodes of “Late Night” (NBC) and “The Late Show” (CBS), surpassing his mentor, Johnny Carson, for the longest-running late-night broadcaster in American history. As a writer, producer and performer, Letterman is one of the most-nominated people in Emmy Award history, with 52 nominations, resulting in 10 wins. Letterman is also a Peabody Award winner and a Kennedy Center Honoree.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: THE GOOD STARS, Thursday, November 23 at 8PM & Saturday, November 25 at 5PM -- Join Anne Shirley as she turns 13 and faces complex situations with friends, adults and Gilbert. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible, a journey fraught with confusion and unfortunate—albeit amusing—mishaps.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn” – The Broadway Musical, Friday, November 24 at 8PM -- Enjoy the hit Broadway adaptation of the classic 1942 movie musical, showcasing an Irving Berlin score including the Oscar-winning "White Christmas" with big dance numbers, comedy and a hit parade of the great songwriter's famous tunes.

THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS, Saturday, November 25 at 7PM & Wednesday, November 29 at 9PM -- Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly acclaimed Emmy® Award and GRAMMY Award®-winning documentary film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career. Explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” See their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together while exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The focus is on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

I hope you have a blessed Thankgiving with family and friends. I hope some of these resources will make your family's Thankgiving memorable. Enjoy!

Take care,
Nancy Tooraen
ntooraen@lpb.org
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