Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Whipped cream is a sweet treat that we’ve been creating for centuries. As air is beaten into milk with a high enough fat content, the fats trap the air in tiny bubbles. With enough bubbles, the cream loses its liquid qualities and starts to hold its shape. The earliest recipes for whipped cream date back to Italy in the mid 1500’s. Not actually called “whipped cream” until the late 1600’s in England, early recipes dubbed the confection “snow milk” and recommended beating heavy cream with a willow branch until foamy. Now that we have sanitized whisks and modern food processing machinery, whipped cream is widely available in a range of flavors and textures. You can find chocolate whipped cream, mint whipped cream, and tubs of whipped-cream substitute that never goes flat. Then there’s heavy whipped cream, which has a higher fat content for a richer taste and sturdier peaks. Whether you like the convenience of whipped topping from a can or the sweet satisfaction of whisking up a homemade batch, be sure to celebrate the joys that whipped cream has brought you personally —and to all of us around the world —on National Whipped Cream Day this January 5.
Today is Monday, January 4, 2021 National Trivia Day. If you are good at trivia, this day is for you. We tend to be competetive and love trivia so if this is you and you enjoy wowing your friends, today is your day to shine! Visit Sporacle.com for over one million quizzes on absolutely endless topics. This website has quizzes to make your brain spin.
Thursday, December 31, 2020 This is New Year’s Eve. The Erie City Public Library is closed today at noon. We will reopen on January 4, 2021 at 8 am. It is also National Champagne Day, celebrated informally on December 31, and celebrating the New Year, giving us an even better excuse to pop open a bottle — or two!
Monday, December 28, 2020. Christmas is over and New Year’s is on its way. But in the meantime, December 28 is National Call a Friend Day! Between the stress of the daily grind at work, the needs of your family, and ensuring you have a little time for yourself, our lives can get awfully hectic. National Call a Friend Day reminds us all to take a few minutes, pick up the phone, and call that friend you’ve been meaning to get back in touch with. So with the holiday season rapidly drawing to a close this year, make an effort on December 28 to reach out with a phone call and connect, voice to voice, with a good friend.
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day. Every year on Dec. 25, we celebrate Christmas, a day to spend time with family, and friends. During this time of Covid, we need to be extra careful to limit our in person activities and keep each other safe. If the weather is mild, a celebration might be fun having family and friend outside keeping a social distance. If the weather is cold or snowy, it would be wise to limit any indoor activities to keep the ones you love safe.
Celebrate the joy of Christmas with phone calls or Zoom calls. Merry Christmas Everyone !
Thursday, December 24, 2020. The Erie City Public Library will close at 12 noon on Thursday, December 24, 2020 and reopen on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 8 am.
Christmas Eve takes place on December 24 and is probably one of the best nights of the year! Christmas has the power to reunite families and friends, to warm up our hearts, and remind us that we have so many things to be thankful for. So put on your cozy PJs, light up your fireplace, call your loved ones, and top off your hot cocoa with some fluffy marshmallows! Christmas Eve marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve. Many churches will mark the end of Advent with midnight church services. During modern times, it is popularly celebrated on the night before Christmas Day.
Wednesday, December23, 2020 National Christmas Movie Marathon Day is celebrated annually on December 23. Get ready to snuggle in your warm blanket with a mug of hot chocolate and your favorite holiday snacks! There are so many ways to get into the spirit of Christmas and we just love curling up on the couch for a movie marathon with our favorite Christmas movies. Whether you are in the mood for a classic or a romantic comedy, it is surprising just how many genres are covered by Christmas centered movies. What movie is your favorite?
Tuesday, December 22, 2020. December 22 is National Cookie Exchange Day. It is a day when cookies and tins appear at cookie parties. The host throws a holiday party for family and friends, to which everyone brings delicious homemade cookies to share around. Cookie exchanges are a centuries-old tradition dating back to medieval times. The classic idea is of a holiday party in which guests bring a selection of homemade cookies to trade with one another. Celebrate with a variety of cookies.
Monday, December 21, 2020. Today is the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere), all thanks to the tilt of the earth. In some places, the day is a day of feasting and celebration, in any case it is a reason to rejoice, because after today, you’ll see gradually shorter nights and longer days, which means you can look forward to the emergence of spring. This a day of rebirth so celebrate the Winter Solstice.