Happy Holidays to all who celebrate! There are three winter holidays that are typically commemorated in the United States: Hanukkah (Dec. 18th-26th), Christmas (Dec. 25th), and Kwanzaa (Dec. 26th-Jan. 1st). From the lighting of the National Tree and Menorah to the Seven Principles programs put on by the National Park Service, the U.S. has slowly evolved the way it has celebrated the December holiday season. National traditions have grown to better acknowledge the diverse backgrounds of all Americans, creating a more inclusive history of everyone’s various holiday celebrations.
We invite you now to browse some of our department’s holiday resources and display as we celebrate the 2022 Holiday Season! The display can be found at Marx Library on 2nd Floor South with a 4-page bibliography for additional information.
Holiday Gift Ideas from GPO Bookstore
Looking for gift ideas? You may want to consider looking at the U.S. Government Bookstore where there are a variety of books, periodicals, and posters. A small selection of possible titles are given in a display in the Government Documents area on 2nd Floor South of Marx Library. There is also a 4-page bibliography of the items displayed, including the stock number (S/N) and current price. For additional options see the web site: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/
Topics in the News -- Some recent reports from the Congressional Research Service:
Defense Primer: Military Enlisted Personnel (11/23/22)
Defense Primer: Military Officers (11/23/22)
Humanitarian and Refugee Crisis in Ukraine (11/23/22)
The Debt Limit (11/22/22)
Recent Developments in Marijuana Law (11/16/22)
Voting Systems and Federal Law (11/4/22)
Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) (11/2/22)